We're not sure it's entirely obvious what's going on with the NoBMoB KML file so knocked up this page as an introduction to what you should find in there. Here's a very quick walk through of how things are laid out.
Click on the images for larger view (then, as with most of our pics, you can click the 'view original' link under the picture to get even larger).
Using Google Earth
1. First Open
OK then - when you first click the NoBMoB KMZ link it should open up in Google Earth. Barring any layer and 'My Places' stuff (which I've hidden away for the walk through) things should look pretty much like this:
2. Expand Manly Dam
We'll use the old favourite Manly Dam as an example of capabilities, double click on it there on the left 'Places' sidebar. You'll be zoomed in, plus, some detail in this folder will be seen:
3. Turn on Detail
Pretty basic, eh? So all these pictures we've got lying around... "Where are they taken?" you're asking. Just click the check box next to 'detail' and voila!
4. Highlight Detail
Want to see the pictures in here? Just click the hyperlink (not the little icon, the underlined blue text) in any of the detail items:
If you then click on the thumbnail within the dialog that pops up, hey, you're taken right here to NoBMoB to view the original post.
5. Zoomed Detail
To get real close to the action, double click the icon itself:
6. Angle Detail
OK, you've got the gist now - just fly about, clicking merrily at the icons and links and generally having a jolly nice time... commit it all to memory then get out and ride it!
In Your Browser
Using Google Maps
Right, beautiful as Google Earth is maybe you don't have it. Maybe you're round a mate's place who doesn't, or has a slooooow machine that won't run it, maybe... oh, that's enough. Luckily there's a way to view any of the individual KMZ files from our site within any modern browser, using the Google Maps site. Basically, just copy the link location from the 'yada, yada interactive map' link found on most rides and paste that into the search box on the Google Maps site.
Alternatively, click one of the pre-made links below:
This method is less than ideal, but it's better than nothing. Actually, it's also rather nice for printing too I guess, but then again, I never felt the need
From the Gallery
When all else fails, there's always the good, old fashioned way. Most rides have at least an overview map located in our Birds Eye & Maps Gallery. Follow the link from the ride write up, or just peruse the gallery at your leisure.
Phew - think that's it... Enjoy!