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manual:advanced:data_tools:real_time_share [2015/05/15 07:03]
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-<WRAP todo round center 60%>This page is obsolete and will be reworked soon</WRAP>+
 ===== Basic information ===== ===== Basic information =====
  
 **Author:** berkley **Author:** berkley
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-**Locus version (min):** 
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-**Created:** 2012/04/06 
  
 ===== How to ===== ===== How to =====
  
-Hi everybody,+I found a very nice way of managing the information you need on some POIs and tracks. Especially for information that changes very often.
  
-I found a very nice way, to manage the informations you need on some POIs and tracks. Especially for informations, that change very often. 
-So I'll write this little tutorial to get started. 
  
 __What we'll gonna do:__ __What we'll gonna do:__
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   * Creating this [[https://docs.google.com/open?id=0BwG8sRcjn3q6N3dsZjVEYnZRenlzTVFwLTQ1R1J0UQ|KML File]]   * Creating this [[https://docs.google.com/open?id=0BwG8sRcjn3q6N3dsZjVEYnZRenlzTVFwLTQ1R1J0UQ|KML File]]
   * Enter data in a [[https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AgG8sRcjn3q6dDVnM1B3Z0ZGdEs3TU4zdFlYUlhDd2c|Google Doc]]   * Enter data in a [[https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AgG8sRcjn3q6dDVnM1B3Z0ZGdEs3TU4zdFlYUlhDd2c|Google Doc]]
-  * Edit your data and see changes in Locus+  * Edit your data and see changes in Locus Map
  
 __What you need on your phone:__ __What you need on your phone:__
  
-  * [[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=menion.android.locus.pro|Locus]]+  * [[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=menion.android.locus.pro|Locus Map]]
   * [[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.docs|Google Docs]]   * [[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.docs|Google Docs]]
  
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 ==== (1) Create your kml file with Google Earth ==== ==== (1) Create your kml file with Google Earth ====
  
-Create a new folder in Google Earth and give it a name. Create 3 new points. Doesn't matter where these points are. Give them names. In this example, I chose "POI 1", "POI 2" and "POI 3". Right-click on the folder name and click "save location...". Save as kml file. +Create a new folder in Google Earth and give it a name. Create 3 new points. Doesn't matter where these points are. Give them names. In this example, I've chosen "POI 1", "POI 2" and "POI 3". Right-click on the folder name and click "save location...". Save as kml file. 
-I created a sample fileyou can download [[https://docs.google.com/open?id=0BwG8sRcjn3q6NTEyQjctcy1UUnVSVVJTZ0tNek1UQQ|here]]+I created a sample file that you can download [[https://docs.google.com/open?id=0BwG8sRcjn3q6NTEyQjctcy1UUnVSVVJTZ0tNek1UQQ|here >>]]
  
 ==== (2) Create the Spreadsheet on Google Docs ==== ==== (2) Create the Spreadsheet on Google Docs ====
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 Log in to Google Docs: [[https://docs.google.com/]] and create a new spreadsheet with 3 sheets called "POI 1", "POI 2" and "POI 3". Log in to Google Docs: [[https://docs.google.com/]] and create a new spreadsheet with 3 sheets called "POI 1", "POI 2" and "POI 3".
 Enter your information for every POI you created in step (1). You can use all features that comes with Google Docs. In general, you can do this with every kind of Google Docs (Document, Presentation, Table,...), but for this example, I'll stay with a spreadsheet. Enter your information for every POI you created in step (1). You can use all features that comes with Google Docs. In general, you can do this with every kind of Google Docs (Document, Presentation, Table,...), but for this example, I'll stay with a spreadsheet.
-Same as in step (1), i created a sample spreadsheet, that you can use with the kml file, that gets linked later on [[https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AgG8sRcjn3q6dDVnM1B3Z0ZGdEs3TU4zdFlYUlhDd2c|here]]+Same as in step (1), i created a sample spreadsheet, that you can use with the kml file, that gets linked later on [[https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AgG8sRcjn3q6dDVnM1B3Z0ZGdEs3TU4zdFlYUlhDd2c|here >>]]
  
 ==== (3) Get the URL for every sheet ==== ==== (3) Get the URL for every sheet ====
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 ==== (4) Adding description to the kml from step (2) ==== ==== (4) Adding description to the kml from step (2) ====
  
-It's getting a bit tricky now, hope you understand this part :D +It's getting a bit tricky now, hope you understand this part :D 
-Now you open your kml in your favorite text editor. You should see something like this for every point:+Now you open your .kml in your favorite text editor. You should see something like this for every point:
  
 <code> <code>
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   * scrolling="yes": options yes or no. En- or disable scrolling   * scrolling="yes": options yes or no. En- or disable scrolling
   * width="500" height="600": the width and the height for the iframe   * width="500" height="600": the width and the height for the iframe
-  * frameborder="0": options 0 and 1. display a boarder around the iframe+  * frameborder="0": options 0 and 1. display a border around the iframe
  
 Do this procedure for every POI in the description. Do this procedure for every POI in the description.
  
-You should get [[https://docs.google.com/open?id=0BwG8sRcjn3q6N3dsZjVEYnZRenlzTVFwLTQ1R1J0UQ|this file]]+You should get [[https://docs.google.com/open?id=0BwG8sRcjn3q6N3dsZjVEYnZRenlzTVFwLTQ1R1J0UQ|this file >>]]
  
-==== (5) Open this kml in Locus ====+==== (5) Open this kml in Locus Map ====
  
-Now open this file in Locus and see how it works. +Now open this file in Locus Map and see how it works. 
 As this is a kml file, you can import it or use it in MapsItemsManager. As this is a kml file, you can import it or use it in MapsItemsManager.
 Click on a POI and see the description. Make changes on the Google Document, wait 5 minutes for the next auto-refresh and your changes are there! Click on a POI and see the description. Make changes on the Google Document, wait 5 minutes for the next auto-refresh and your changes are there!
  
 This is just a tutorial to get started. There are plenty of possibilities for iframes used in a kml file in combination with Google Docs. Imagine the possibilities!!!  This is just a tutorial to get started. There are plenty of possibilities for iframes used in a kml file in combination with Google Docs. Imagine the possibilities!!! 
-As I heard, there is a planned feature for CSV Import. The export of the Spreadsheet can be changed from "output=html" to "output=csv" and you'll get an updated and always synced CSV file for import to Locus... +Furthermore, there is CSV Import available. The export of the Spreadsheet can be changed from "output=html" to "output=csv" and you'll get an updated and always synced CSV file for import to Locus... 
  
 Cheers, berkley Cheers, berkley
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