Mapping utilities and more
Installing Chrome extensions - desktop browser only, not supported on mobile
- Download the extension ZIP file and unzip it to a local folder
- Chrome → Menu (3 dots) → More Tools → Extensions (or type chrome://extensions/ into the address bar)
- Enable 'Developer Mode' → Click 'Load Unpacked' button
- Select the local folder → Ok → the extension is added
Download trails in GPX/geoJson format from NaturalAtlas.com
NaturalAtlas has digitized forest trails on their USA map. This extension allows you to easily download them in GPX format.
Note: Every time you open Chrome it may warn you about Developer Mode, just click × to keep Natlas extension enabled.
Open new tab in Chrome and hit key F12
→ in DevTools pane select tab 'Natlas' (if not seen, click button » )
→ click 'Go to map' on the very top, map page will open
→ select trails on map → 'Tracks selected' counter will update
→ download GPX or geoJson files from the links.
Press button 'Clear' to start a new selection.
How to view track files
Use some online viewers like these two - geoJson and GPX. Both have a 'Load Data' feature to upload local files.
Or upload GPX files into your mobile mapping application, like Gaia. And happy hiking!
Download files from Zippyshare.com
Zippyshare.com is a great resource for file download, but webpages are set as minefields. One has to endure an avalanche of advertising.
The present extension provides an easy interface to play/pause MP3 files or download files.
Open new tab in Chrome
→ click on the extension icon
→ in the popup, press button Search
→ type a search keyword, choose a link to open its page
→ press Play/Pause or Download
Download trails in GPX/geoJson format from naturalatlas.com. Also see GPS, GPX, geojson, KML, map, locations, coordinates, trails, tracks, hiking, mountain biking, orientation, offline maps.
How about downloading from Zippyshare.com without forced advertizing?