On Google Earth\Tools\GPS\Import from file I import a gpx file and make a kmz out of it that I save. This file, that retraces my route, is extremely wobbly, it shakes the landscape in all directions, especially in mountainous terrain. Would someone know a way of stabilising it, please? I attach an example that you can watch (use the controls bottom left to speed the process).
1) Adjust the settings in Tools > Options > Touring > When creating a tour from a track.
2) Leave your track visible, but in the same folder include a tour of a straighter path that follows your track but only bends enough to keep the track in sight. (After the tour in created, you can delete this line. It will, of course, use the settings of When creating a tour from a line.)
Thank you Washi for your help. I see that the settings are key. Thank you for giving me yours. I tried them. I also tried several different settings. I attach an Excel file I made with the original settings I started from. I still have to work at them until I find what suits my needs.
You write: 'Leave your track visible, but in the same folder include a tour of a straighter path' My track is not in a folder, It's just a gpx file coming out of my GPS.
I found a few tips online, especially this one goo.gl/7Y0HgB that I give here, in case someone would have the same problems as I.
I am trying a few pieces of software to clean my track to see if it stabilises the result.
I have another question in case someone could help: when I create the tour from the gpx file by Tools\GPS\Import from file, when I make the tour out of it, I see the blue line of my track when I go along. Then I save and when I replay the blue line doesn't show anymore. Would someone know a way of making this blue line show when I replay the tour, please?
My track is not in a folder, It's just a gpx file coming out of my GPS.
Sorry, I should have said, "Put your track in a folder...." (See this TIPS THREAD for how to create a folder.)
Actually, I don't have any experience with GPS devices, but I've seen a lot of tours posted which have been made from them, and most of them are pretty hard to watch. Part of the problem is that the device records so many points, and Google Earth draws a displays a line between each two. The angle of view is adjusted each time, and for someone recording a hike or a run the result can be pretty jerky. By merely displaying your path of travel, and creating a smoother line that keeps it in view, I find the experience is much more pleasant.
(It was the numerous points that a GPS device records, incidentally, that drove us all nuts when one got posted in the Google Earth Community Layer and it created thousands of blue "i" placemarks.)
When you finish your project, please post it here for us to have a look. It looks like an interesting place, so please give us a few words about where and why as well, and maybe a photo or two.