Sometimes it’s nice to be able to see where you’ve been in a visual way. Adding Foursquare’s KML feed to Google Earth makes it easy to see your Foursquare checkin history on a map.
Follow these steps to add your checkin history:
- Visit your Foursquare Feeds page, right click on the KML link and copy the link location (do not download the file).
- In Google Earth, go to Add > Network Link.
- Give your feed a name and paste the URL you copied into the “Link” box. Click OK.
- Your Foursquare checkin history will appear in your Google Earth “My Places” folder. It will be updated when you check in to new venues.
You can now browse the map with pins marking each location you’ve checked in. You can even create a fly through “tour” that moves between each venue. Just choose the network link you added in My Places and click the “Play Tour” button at the lower right of the “Places” box. Here’s a fly through of some of my recent checkins:
To increase the number of venues shown, add “?count=50″ (or whatever number you want) to the end of the KML link.