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  1. I'll have to check the manual about the "northfinder technology"... I know it shows the sun, moon, and waypoint positions around the compass. I was wondering what's the point of showing the sun and moon since you obviously could just see them in the sky (if it's not overcast). Makes more sense that you're supposed to use them as a reference to find North.


    The Robot Family

  2. Is there a way to convert a street address into lon / lat coordinates?


    I seem to suffer a gap from knowing an address and trying to figure out it's coordates to put in my GPS or mapping software. MapQuest will show you the original coords you searched, but doesn't update the coords as you move around.


    Any utility or website that anyone knows of?!




    The Robot Family

  3. Thanks for all the info!


    I'm a little reluctant to spend too much money on anything since I don't know what extent I'll use it other than geocaching. We're going on a trip to Europe this summer, so having something that can do streets would be nice, but again, I don't want to spend a lot on something I may not use too much (who does?!).


    The GPX2HTML program is pretty nice. I kinda get how Plucker would work with the PDA now.


    Anyways... if anyone else has more opinions or suggestions, keep them coming. Everything is really helpful!


    Thanks to everyone!


    The Robot Family

  4. Thanks for all the definitions and explanations. They all make sense. It's a little confusing to keep everything straight, but I get the concepts.


    I have a SporTrak Pro which I think has the electronic compass because I thought I saw a COG option. I didn't think it mattered which direction I held the GPS as long as I moved every now and then, but it sounds like the GPS even knows which way you are holding it! Wow. I'll have to check the manual.


    Thanks again!


    The Robot Family

  5. I guess I'm such a newbie to PDAs that I'd be interested just to know what people use PDAs for and which ones they like. It's a little overwhelming with all the choices there are. The only function I currently know I'd use is to read the GPX files.


    What else do people use their PDAs for? What models are good for what?


    If I just want to use it to read Geocaching GPX info, I'd guess I'd only need a lower end model.


    Anyways... any input and information would be great. I know it's a broad topic!




    The Robot Family

  6. I'm learning more and more about all the fun gadgets and software you can get to help you with geocaching.


    I have now figured out how to get a GPX file doing a pocket query which looks like it basically sends you the cache pages for the caches you request, but I'm not sure what PDA to use to read these files.


    Any suggestions? Is there a good site comparing different PDAs? I know very little about them.




    The Robot Family

  7. I think welch is working on it..


    but how do you find descriptions of "locationless" caches? I think I saw that as an option under the Pocket Query. But even under there, what coords do you use as an origin?




    I know that an internet cache defies the general definition of a "geo"-cache. I just thought there was probably somewhere in this creative bunch who had created such type of a treasure hunt in cyberspace.


    The Robot Family

  8. oops... Welch must have posted right when I did.


    THANK YOU for the explanation. I wondered what what a "locationless" cache was (in addition to if internet caches exist)>


    Do you know where I would find internet caches (if they still exist)?


    What about "locationless" caches?


    How do I find out more about these type of caches?!


    The Robot Family

  9. No one is understanding what I am asking. :-(


    I KNOW what a "virtual" cache is... it is a place where there is no physical cache box. A place to sight-see (or where a cache was stolen).


    I'm asking if there are any LOCATIONLESS caches. A cache which is only an internet hunts for example. Something you can do from just in front of your computer.


    Maybe they don't exist. Although, what IS a "locationless" cache?


    The Robot Family

  10. We'll be travelling in Italy from July 6-16 and would like to find some caches. Since we're very limited on time we wanted to get some suggestions for the BEST caches in Italy.


    Here are the cities we'll be in:




    Cinque Terre


    Venice (maybe)



  11. Does anyone know of a way to get good cache suggestions for England and Italy? There are literally 1000's of caches over there and we can only look for a few. Knowing what are some of the best would be great.


    We'll be in London, England July 1-5


    And Italy July 6-16. Rome, Terre Cinque, Florence, Milan, and possibly Venice.


    Any suggestions for great caches in these areas would be appreciated!

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