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PostPosted: 25 Mar 2019, 04:18 Reply with quote Report this post
Posts: 1Joined: 09 Aug 2015, 18:34
Does anyone wikiloc user have a similar experience as the following.

In Feb-MArch 2019, I posted five or six Wikilocs in China (PRC) that were also selected for posting on Google Earth. Recently these were all pulled off Google Earth but stayed on Wikiloc. All are high-ranked (51 and higher) by Wikiloc, in unique locations, with lots of good quality photos and helpful comments. My older trails in China selected for Google Earth years ago are still on Google Earth and Wikiloc.

I don't think I've changed my style of commenting or types of photos, and Wikiloc seems Ok with me because they maintain my trails with high scores. So could it be China took offence to something I posted on their territory? Or because I have a Vancouver, Canada profile? (Lady Meng Huawei issue?)

Is there anyone else that has had a batch of their trails all deleted from Google Earth at the same time? If so did you find out what happened to cause this? Any insight would be helpful because if its a result of an inadvertently offensive item I put up, I really don't have a clue what that might be.

best regards,

mclivancouver

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PostPosted: 01 Apr 2019, 11:36 Reply with quote Report this post
Posts: 73Joined: 11 May 2014, 19:18
As I know wikiloc had good relation with google earth until last year, but recently google earth asked more for keeping relation with wikiloc for give service, and that relation was broken more or less, so don't worry about this decision and " take it easy ".
before not only low ranked trials were transferred and remained permanently on google earth but also eliminated tracks of wikiloc were remained as a symbol without any data. I had some of them and we was surprised and wanted to delete them and now every thing was changed.

another case which may happen is eliminating the click of wikiloc inside layer menu of google earth in the left side of page . check it.

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PostPosted: 10 May 2019, 11:50 Reply with quote Report this post
Posts: 660Joined: 25 Apr 2016, 16:43
@mclivancouver:

We are working with Google Earth engineers to solve the problems of the Google Earth layer for Wikiloc. But it takes time and it's not an easy task.

A lot of progress has been made recently, but we are still working on it.

Trails from kaixi
PostPosted: 25 Oct 2019, 17:24 Reply with quote Report this post
Posts: 16Joined: 03 Mar 2009, 11:23
Maybe that's interesting for you:
Wikiloc ... Forum ... Questions ... Connection to Google Earth - 25 Oct 2019

"Dear Wikilok Team,
could you please give an answer to this important topic.

Many members have selected Wikiloc 10 years ago from a variety of similar geoportals only because of the special feature - the representation of their tracks on Google Earth -.
Many reasons are known:
The worldwide overview of ALL tracks on GE is unbeatable.
The direct exploration in 3D GE mode including flight simulator offers additional possibilities.
For travel planning useful fixed and own POIs / Overlays can be used.
...

* What should happen with the linking to GE in the future?
* Will Wikiloc realy say goodbye to this unique selling proposition?
* What does that mean for the number of hits on the tracks? How have the access rates to the Wikiloc tracks changed without the access source Google Earth since the separation?

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