Live Maps with Steve Lombardi: Export Collections to Nav device - Part 2

Steve Lombardi, Live Maps program manager, explored around Live Maps Collections, and MapCruncher in part one of the series post on new features of Live Maps. In the second part, deals with exporting a Live Maps Collection to a file that can be imported into your Nav device. First a little more on process.  After posting our first video, I […]

Steve Lombardi, Live Maps program manager, explored around Live Maps Collections, and MapCruncher in part one of the series post on new features of Live Maps. In the second part, deals with exporting a Live Maps Collection to a file that can be imported into your Nav device.

First a little more on process.  After posting our first video, I got a nice note from Michael Palermiti from Windows Live reminding me that I could upload videos from the Gallery, and it would take care of compression.  This video was small enough (<100mb) that it didn’t need compressing, but using Windows Live Photo Gallery definitely saves some steps (although the processing time is still the same, it takes a long time to process the videos once they’re up on Soapbox, a half hour or more). 

Here’s how you do it:

  • Open Windows Live Photo Gallery and select your video (you may have add the location)
  • Click on Publish to MSN Soapbox (you need to be signed in to the correct Windows Live ID in Photo Gallery): 
     
  • Upload the video