Can I view my GPS data in Google Earth?
Answer: Yes, you can! You just need to export your LMS Test.Lab GPS data into a KML file.
A KML file (or Keyhole Markup Language) contains GPS co-ordinates. A KML file can be used with Google Earth to visualize the location a measurement was taken with a GPS equipped LMS SCADAS data acquisition unit.
Exporting GPS KML File to Google Earth
To produce a KML file from LMS Test.Lab, select a measurement containing GPS:
Right click and choose “Export to -> GPS -> KML...” Name your file.
Double click on the KML file to open in Google Earth
Setting Up GPS on LMS SCADAS
GPS data can be recorded on a SCADAS in parallel with all other types of channels (ie, accelerometers, microphones, strain gauges, etc)
In LMS Test.Lab, on the “Channel Setup” Worksheet, set “Clock Sync:” from “None” to “GPS”
In the “Measure” Worksheet, click on the “More…” button
KML File History
The KML (Keyhole Markup Language) file is named after Keyhole corporation, which was a commercial spinoff of the CIA. Google bought Keyhole in 2004.
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