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  2. Boggin's Dad

    The All New All New Groundspeak UK Pub Quiz

    Sounds a bit Wallace and Gromit to me
  3. noncentric

    Event Calendar Page Filter

    The /calendar page can be accessed from the 'old' and 'current' website. It's in the "Community" menu in the Play / Community / Shop header at the top of most pages throughout the website. Access to that page hasn't changed with the re-designed pages.
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  5. Tungstène

    Edition d'image dans le descriptif

    Oui. Il faut éditer le descriptif. Un lien y figure pour ajouter des images entre la description et l'indice. Si la question portait sur comment insérer une image dans le descriptif, cela n'a pas changé depuis longtemps : en mode HTML, ajouter une balise IMG.
  6. Viajero Perdido

    Documenting Trails With Tracks and Adding to Maps

    It does, but not supported and doesn't work well. Tried it once, blech, awful visually. Not aware of any others on Android, sorry. But with OSM, I don't miss my old IMG collection.
  7. Atlas Cached

    Documenting Trails With Tracks and Adding to Maps

    Locus does not appear to read garmin.img maps. Any android mapping titles that do?
  8. Cheminer Will

    Documenting Trails With Tracks and Adding to Maps

    OK - Thanks for the explanation. This sounds like what I am hoping to find since why on earth would anyone with a Garmin handheld want to use anything other than a quality topo map? 😉
  9. robertlipe

    Oregon 700 GPS tracklog accuracy

    You got lots of good answers below (thanx, gang!) but I'll come back to this. The track simplifier can sort of be used with the GUI. There are a bunch of options about exactly how you can choose to simplify (by count, by keeping the maximum overall fidelity of the original, by removing points that change the traveled distance the least, etc. These are covered in the doc. As is often the case with GUIs, in order to keep complexity manageable, the GUI makes some of these choices and forces you to just use the 'count' option. It's about as easy as this sort of thing gets. (The screenshot is an older version that's known to be ugly in my configuration - the current version has the layouts fixed...) If you want to pick out individual trackpoints one by one, we're the wrong tool and plucking them in Basecamp or such will be more to your liking.
  10. Viajero Perdido

    Documenting Trails With Tracks and Adding to Maps

    Yeah, sorry - there are a lot of moving parts, the way I described it. That screenshot is, essentially, OSM. More specifically, it's the OpenAndroMaps map created from the OSM data. The OAM folks added topo contours to make their map, and together it's a simple download from their site. Then download a theme from the same site, which gives different ways to configure that map: turning parts on and off. OSM is definitely available for Garmin units as well, from other sources. I just don't know if those include a topo option. (Somebody here will know...) BTW, with a desktop app called Cruiser, you can view OAM maps full-screen on the PC. Can't say I've tried it, but it's yet another option. Actually creating a map is quite optional. Hope I didn't give the wrong impression.
  11. 39_Steps

    car navigation

    I just happen to have a basically unused Oregon 600 with free OSM New Mexico road maps installed. With some effort (learning curve) in Demo Mode I managed to move the focus point across state lines to a street in downtown Santa Fe. From there it was possible to route to the searchable Harry's Roadhouse POI !! Direct interpolated street address number routing is not (may not be) possible with this Oregon 600 or with the Garmin 64s and OSM maps, although there may be intermediate reference street numbers available. There are several aargh moments in starting over in the same city. The newish Garmin Drive 51 or better automotive devices with full USA maps are a pleasure to use in comparison, and they are cheap and talk to you. But then I'm not much into geocaching, except for the toys.
  12. robertlipe

    GPS Week Rollover - Update

    We talked about this a little at https://forums.geocaching.com/GC/index.php?/topic/349353-april-6-2019-week-rollover-issue Guessing how software will break can be a fool's game. Maybe some code wasn't prepared for time to go backwards. code like start_time = get_time(); do_something_slowly; time_taken = get_time() - start_time; is extremely common and if time happens to go "backward" while you're doing something in that "slowly" chunk, time_taken will be wrong if you're lucky and potentially negative which is almost certainly unexpected. So if something bad happens and it's "just" in the user interface code, that would be merely unfortunate. (It would also be ironic. Every one of those satellites is one of the more precise time pieces ever built and in the navigation message packet that they transmit, it's the very time of week field that's rolling over. Where it would really suck, potentially bricking the unit if they really screwed it up, is that if the time used to index into the almanac is so wacked that it can't resynchronized the coarse acquisitions (C/A) for enough of the satellites to correlate to the precise times (P-codes) to figure out location. More modern units with lots of receiver channels and lots of correlators have a better chance of recovering from even a moderate programmer face-plant than the older ones do. There WERE units that turned to bricks the last time this happened. Remember that not all GPSes are sitting on your car or even have a screen; it's the ones sitting on a tower in a field controlling some process-control device that were more in danger as they're less likely to be attached to something to get updates. There's some nerdy math on this page, but even if you skip the math, this page does a good job explaining what the chips are working with https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPS_signals
  13. Cheminer Will

    Documenting Trails With Tracks and Adding to Maps

    I am not sure, or I am actually quite sure, that I don't fully understand what you are describing. That screenshot is OSM, but the map itself is not? Is it OSM data inserted into a map you downloaded and customized from OpenAndroidMaps? There is so much to this! I can see myself carefully getting quality hiking tracks that I can clean up some if necessary in BaseCamp, then provide to OSM or Switchback, or anyone wanting to use them in a map. But I don't think I will ever be technically proficient enough to make the maps myself. I am very partial to a good topo map though so want to have that to use. I will only use the maps on my computer and on the 66, not on my android phone. The model that Jon at Switchbacks has where a fantastic topo map is produced that has quality trail tracks from users and other places is a perfect model for people like myself whose technical proficiency does not approach near yours. But Jon's model may just be too much for one person to update and maintain. OSM seems to be OK but with some of the issues Atlas described above being possible nuisances. I like the concept of OSM though and would probably embrace and use it if I had access to the data on a quality topo map that I did not have to create like I think you do.
  14. cerberus1

    Event Calendar Page Filter

    Maybe too outdated for some, but I just go to my State's page (PA) in the US section of Geocaching Discussions by Country.
  15. Mineral2

    Documenting Trails With Tracks and Adding to Maps

    OpenCycle map is designed to highlight bicycle trails and routes. But when zoomed in, all trails are available to display on any of the OSM maps. I've always wanted to make and maintain my own maps for Garmin, but just haven't had the time or energy to get a project started. It's been in response to the current maps either being deficient in trails (not all state maps include trail data), or not having all of the features that I'd like them to have. Ideally, I'd like to take the OSM data and make my own custom aesthetic output, and somehow retain the routable data. Maybe someday. Really, I just need to find a way to include 40ft elevation lines that don't look like crap.
  16. Viajero Perdido

    Documenting Trails With Tracks and Adding to Maps

    That screenshot is OSM, one possible rendition of many*. OSM is just a database of map data, and many kinds of maps are built on top of that. And it's up to the map-maker (eg the cycle layer aka OpenCycleMap) to decide whether to include hiking trails or not, when their focus is cycling. When you're using a vector map (as I showed) with a fine-grained-enough stylesheet, you are the map-maker (with help from the stylesheet), and can adjust away things you don't want to see. It's very flexible. OSM will definitely benefit (and so will your neighbours) from you recording those trails and uploading to OSM. The tracks just need a bit of clean-up at some point (in BaseCamp or the OSM editor of choice) before they're added to the map database, to remove pee / cache / lunch breaks, etc. (* Map is OpenAndroMaps Alberta downloaded offline vector map, theme is Voluntary UK that I tweaked just a bit - yes I'm a geek, app is Locus Map Pro on Android. Note that contours aren't OSM data, but some maps mash them together with OSM data to good effect, and Locus adds slope shading on top of that. And I think the result is a thing of beauty.)
  17. Cheminer Will

    Documenting Trails With Tracks and Adding to Maps

    I really like the map you inserted above! That or the topos at switchback are what I would want. So there is nothing of that quality in OSM? As far as that path that I saw on the cycling layer... It seems odd to me that a hiking only path would display there? If I was a mountain biker and I turned on the cycle layer, I would want to see cycling trails, not trails that don't allow bikes. So why would all trails in OSM appear on all layers? Maybe I just misunderstood your explanation? Specifically to the path #395221084, that is a trail in Forest Park in Jacksonville, Oregon. I hike there sometimes 2 times per week and plan to get labeled tracks for all the many trails there once I have my 66st. I have tracks for some of my favorites already taken with my 60Cx but most have been saved to my GPSr first so not original quality. Also, the 60CSx does not pause tracks when you stop, etc. Overall, the tracks seem not great to me so I am just hoping I will be able to get much better tracks/traces with the 66 with less after recording work. So will sort of start from scratch and over time get good tracks with trail names for the whole park and many of the other trails in southern Oregon and far northern California.
  18. Viajero Perdido

    Documenting Trails With Tracks and Adding to Maps

    PS re Path #395221084, I see runners/cyclists have been uploading their tracks to Strava, and I can see there are definitely unmapped paths there. But getting Strava tracks (dots?) to import into OSM is unfortunately an advanced-level topic, and also needs a paying Strava account. We have permission to use the data (always important), but the resolution is uselessly low without that account and some technical tricks.
  19. Viajero Perdido

    Documenting Trails With Tracks and Adding to Maps

    The four layers at https://www.openstreetmap.org aren't a complete list of what's available, more like samples of what can be done. The proprietor of the cycle map likes bikes and pubs, so that's what he highlights on his version, but note, all hiking trails in OSM are shown on that one too. More versions yet can be found at http://opencyclemap.org/ including a hiking-focused one, another at geocaching.com, and so on. Once a trail is in OSM, most of the maps will then display it, excepting maybe the transport map, or the quirky watercolor map (seen at geocaching.com hiding under "Leaflet"). Then you get into vector-based maps with stylesheets, (such as in Locus Map Pro, which I use on Android for caching and all-around navigation), with a wide variety of style options. This one is rendered on-the-fly in the phone, complete with contours and even slope shading. As to "Path #395221084", yeah, that path is ugly, and I don't see a better GPS trace uploaded for it. "Path #395221084" is just the internal identifier, and nobody's yet entered a name for it. https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/395221084 Someday, somebody will likely upload a better GPS track and improve the path on the map, and/or might see it from space (the tools have half a dozen imagery options, none of which is Google). I might even give it a try after sending this post, just because. EDIT: It's partly visible in satellite view, but not well enough for me to confidently edit it without a GPS track. But if you have one, by all means!
  20. Cheminer Will

    Documenting Trails With Tracks and Adding to Maps

    I zoomed in on one of those cycling traces I described in the above post and saw two things that concern me. First the cycling trail has as its name, "Path #395221084, rather than the real trail name which looks like it should be "Jackson Creek Nature Trail". Second, when examining the trace, it must have almost no points in it. It is mostly large straight lines that connect spots a hundred or much more feet apart. Zoom way out and it looks sort of OK, zoom in and it is very inaccurate and amateurish. Forget capturing switchbacks, it really does not even get regular curves and turns. I wonder if someone uploaded a more accurate trace of that trail if it would be put into the map in place of what is there? Or would it be ignored because it would seem that trail was already documented on the map?
  21. I own my caches. That ownership is NOT SHARED. You didn't create the container. You didn't secure permission from the landowner for its placement. You didn't delete inappropriate logs. You didn't repair the container after a finder's accident. NO THANKS to any idea of SHARED OWNERSHIP!
  22. Cheminer Will

    Documenting Trails With Tracks and Adding to Maps

    I am not real familiar with OSM yet but I did as you suggested. There are a few cycling trails shown in one area I am familiar with and hike often in. Only one of those trails is labeled with the actual name of the trail though. There are many other hiking only, (no bikes), trails in that same area. None of those are shown on the cycling layer map though. (Which I guess makes sense). But... I could not find a "hiking" layer. Does one exist? It is odd that when you toggle on the cycle layer, you get a topo map. Otherwise I don't see a topo map. I would not want to have hiking only trails put on to a cycling layer though as that would be inaccurate. Strange that I could not find a hiking layer as I think, at least in this area, hiking is much more popular than cycling. If OSM has a cycling layer, there must be a hiking layer?
  23. oiseau_ca

    Joyeux Noël mission

    Sent my gift on December 5th & just discovered that I forgot to include the Christmas Card. I have it right here, signed & everything. I'm sending it tomorrow. Sorry about that...
  24. Lynx Humble

    Event Calendar Page Filter

    Hum it was the first time I saw that page. Is it with the old website you can access it? But good luck to have it fixed they still haven't figured out how to fix the one in the dashboard.
  25. Thank you for well written response, now I understand your point better and also share some of these views. Look, now we are in second phase of initiative, which started by very broad discussion about cache quality. (Phase 1) HQ took most prevalent points from this debate, transformed lot of unstructured views into structured questionnaire. (Phase 2) This survey contains still broad mix of different views, options, ideas - now under rating - again by players - to eliminate those less important and highligh more important / helpful ones. So far, so good - there's not much what could HQ done better until now. What will come next? Assuming we'll find out results of the survey with rating of ideas from most helpful down to least helpful. Just then will come fact-based debate. What exactly is going to change - and, crutially, how the change will be done. Only then I can tell you my opinion - will the change really help, or not. Specific example: You are afraid that over monitoring and over policing can make more harm to game, then help. Totally understand, I deal with this on daily basis. Looking for right balance all the time / when both owners and players are happy. But we don't know what will come out of survey. If it will be call for more police, or the opposite. Maybe idea with players helping owners will "win", a call for more social / community / shared ownership. And we'll be looking for ideas how to make it possible in Phase 3. Shared ownership? Campaigns to promote helping hands? Any kind of positive motivation for players - helpers? All I wanted to say above - it's too soon to express fear of things going worse, because we are only assuming potential changes. It all depends on future facts - what is really wanted - and how it will be implemented.
  26. searcherdog

    The All New All New Groundspeak UK Pub Quiz

    It's not Red Dwarf or Pratchett which leaves .....
  27. Viajero Perdido

    Documenting Trails With Tracks and Adding to Maps

    Hasn't been my experience. Some people mess up things, but most are working for good not evil, and it shows in "busy" areas, like Europe. Lots of eyes watching the map, many people familiar with the guidance on the wiki for editing, and even great tools for catching vandalism or just plain clumsiness. It seems to work well, at least where I've paid attention. Have you tried just uploading your GPS tracks (via the "GPS traces" feature) without actually adding them to the map? That should be conflict-free, and someone/anyone who thinks they're doing it the "right way" can do the actual adding to the map. (I'm curious what the issue was...)
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