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  1. The Event Calender page is virtually unusable anyway as there are far too many events listed.
    I created this Tamper Monkey script which I have been using for a while which allows me to filter out countries/states I'm not interested in
    It would be handy if this sort of thing could be added to the website officially.


  2. It's not possible to have notifications set up for the whole world, so instead, I have a weekly PQ listing all caches of one particular type published in the previous month
    I have a PQ to alert me of any GPS Adventures  and I was a bit surprised that the Texas one didn't appear in it.
    Further investigation showed that this was because I had the PQ set up with all the countries selected and United States isn't one of them.
    If I select States/Provinces instead, countries like Denmark, Slovenia, Israel etc get missed off becasue they are not listed with states/provinces

    Obviously this is not a major issue for GPS Adventures but I do actually have a PQ for a different specific cache type and it means that I have to have two overlapping PQs instead



  3. I know that I really ought to just give up with the Groundspeak builder but it's what I'm used to.
    I have recently got the builder running on a Windows 10 laptop having only used it on old XP laptops before.

    I started making a new cartridge with this sequence of events
     Enter zone, message appears, click OK, second message appears, click OK zone 1 set to not visible or active, zone 2 set to active and visible

    Yeah, simple stuff.
    However, whenever I close and reopen the cartridge in the builder, the code for the second message onwards gets removed. The whole 'action group' has gone.
    I've had all sorts of issues with the builder in the past eg incorrect 'if' nesting which I've been able to work around but never had it dropping chucks of code in this way

    Anyone else had this occur?
    Should I just give up and use a different builder?


  4. At the moment Event Cache
    includes: Geocaching Block Party, Groundspeak Lost and Found Celebration, Giga-Event Cache, Lost and Found Event Cache, Cache In Trash Out Event, Mega-Event Cache

    It would be really handy if  this could be subdivided into sub types or at  least three groups:
    Cache In Trash Out Event
    All other event types

    I'd like to run a weekly PQ for Mega and Giga events so I can see when new ones appear.
    Notifications aren't suitable for this because the search radius is only about 50 miles whereas a single PQ can search the whole world.

    Relying on the Groundspeak  Mega Event  bookmark list isn't ideal because not all Mega events get added to it.


  5. 17 minutes ago, thebruce0 said:

    Only issue with Zappar is the 250 scan /month limit, free

    I can't see where it says this limit.
    If the limit is scans of the Zapcode it might be a problem as I can imagine people just playing with it to see what happens.
    If it's actual target scans, then the limit won't be a problem because I only anticipate about a dozen finders in total... :)


  6. 15 minutes ago, thebruce0 said:


    Actually as an example, you can put the code on the cache listing for the user to zap before going to the coords.

    At gz, even if airplane mode is on, the user could A] re-select the code they already zapped then begin looking for the tracking image and it'll work,


    The app would suggest that that's possible as it has a menu with 'Recents' but when I select one it just starts scanning for a zapcode again :(

    Testing on Andoid app on Samsung Galaxy S4

    I might have to go with Zappar for now as it seems best of a bad bunch closest to what I want :)


  7. My first AR attempt is to just go to a noticeboard, scan it and an overlay of final co-ordinates appear. So far I have not achieved this successfully

        Does not seem possible to do what I want


    HP Reveal (Aurasma)
     Worst one so far - phone app won't find anything

       This works well but the 200 free scan limit means it's a no-no


      Have yet to try this


      Works well but use of marker code makes it unsuitable

    The cacher would have to open app , scan marker code then scan target.

    It is not even possible to  scan marker at home, close app, arrive at gz, open app and scan target object.

    I like this one becasue no app download or scanning of marker code is required

    However, I did a test just overlaying text on a calling card and it was fine but when I tried the target image and overlay I have used in the other tests, it just wouldn't load :(

    Any other suggestions?


  8. Anyone had any luck with HP Reveal?

    I've created the 'Aura', downloaded app to my phone and tried to test it. The app doesn't recognise the trigger image.
    I thought that perhaps I had to log in to my account on the phone (I had to do this with ROAR prior to making it public) but the HPReveal app  just keeps erroring


  9. My ROAR based cache got thrown back not becasue there is anything wrong with using it but just because the reviewer wanted clarification about the 'Free plan' I was using. It says it allows 200 'recognitions' but it's not clear if it's 200 in total or 200 per month.

    Out of desperation, I had a quick look at Metaverse again but it just doesn't seem to do what I want.

    I don't want characters and questions. Is it possible just to do a simple image overlay with Metaverse?



  10. On 10/06/2018 at 8:16 AM, mimaef said:

    Are they planning on giving the AR caches their own cache type or is the AR in front of it just for testing purposes and ease of deletion later?


    The AR_ is just for ease of identifying them


    On 10/06/2018 at 8:16 AM, mimaef said:

    I'm very excited for this.

    So was I for about 24 hours then I realised there aren't actually any tool-sets available yet which do what I want :(

    I have a container placed and draft cache page but I suspect I will retrieve the container and archive the cache page before long ... :(

    I see absolutely no point in using AR for something which could be done better as a Wherigo.




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  11. I had a quick look at MetaVerse and it doesn't seem to do what I want. I don't want characters or questions!

    I was trying to do a simple 'extra information appears when phone is pointed at the correct object' style thing.
    I did a quick test using YouAugment just overlaying text and it worked fine. When I tried to make a second one it won't load on my phone.

    Are there any other options available available which work the same as YouAugment or the GeoWoodstock Lab caches?
    For simplicity, I'd rather the end user just have a url rather than having to install an app etc.


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