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  1. So in your opinion....after how long in terms of time? or after how many caches found? or after finding/hiding various types of caches do you stop becoming a newbie?


    In your opinion?


    We use the term quite a lot on this forum....so looking to see what the definition of a newbie is?


    Just for fun....not a serious debate.... :rolleyes:


    we'll let you know when you're ready noob. :huh:newbie.gif

  2. I tried Memory Map, but they said they couldn't/wouldn't swap licensing from one person to another, so in effect, secondhand Memory Map software is useless, so don't be tempted to buy it on ebay.

    I bought a used GPS and got some MM software with it, so contacted MM to transfer to myself, but no joy. They wouldn't issue a license key for it.


    Unfortunately you've hit a learning curve I think. Most/all secondhand licensed software can't be transferred to another user. I've had instances where I can't even re-install paid for software on a new machine when my old laptop died. (They don't know I'm telling porkies do they?).


    If the ad said you could transfer it, then you might be able to make a claim via ebay/paypal, but I wouldn't hold my breath.


    Sorry chap.

  3. I intend to load openstreetmap's maps onto the devices but if its the 8MB version I'm not sure that will be possible as even the split south east map is 19MB or there abouts. Anyone know how I can split that down further?

    The simplest way is to install MapSource on a PC and then use the MapSource version of the GB OSM maps that I offer, you can select smaller areas then and send those to the Legend's internal memory.


    Hope this helps?





    I have the H unit with 24mb, and I use the method described above. Can get all of central England, plus some North and south bits of the map on 24mb.


    Very occasionaly (about once a year), I'll deselect bits of the map, and select new bits if I'm on holiday in the UK.

  4. I've been re-reading your posts to see if you are seeing the same issue that I am, or not. I do get the header of the cache listing page, but do not get the caches, unless I hit Refresh (F5) one or more times.



    The page that I get looks like this:






    Notice the "Error on page" message in the lower left. If you click on the icon to the left of that, you will bring up a window with the actual error message. What I get is this:


    Webpage error details


    Message: HTML Parsing Error: Unable to modify the parent container element before the child element is closed (KB927917)

    If this is also what you are seeing, then it has been reported and acknowleged in at least one other thread. And as I said above, hitting F5 one or more times (usually just once) will get the rest of the page to list.


    Yes, sometimes I get that exact page, but when I do, I hit the "back page" button, then "forward" and it will usually load correctly, maybe after two attempts. The Refresh button has the same effect.


    But, sometimes, it just simply throws up the error message in the middle of the screen, but I have found now, that I can also "back page", the "forward page", several times, and that also will clear it up...............


    Same for me too on IE6 and XP professional.


    Works fine on chrome though.

  5. Brian Wortman is a real person, working at Network rail. I know this because he responded to an e-mail I sent him about some spurious business enquiry.


    His footer don't look the one in the OP's first post though.


    So I have to take back my "imaginary friend" dig, and re-iterate the request for the OP to send the orginal mail "with headers" to deci.

  6. ... Unfortunately for safety reasons we cannot allow any geocaches to be place on Network Rail's land. It is also a criminal offence for individuals to trespass on the operational railway and we are concerned that some of the geocaches are on rail property and may thus expose participants in your sport to the risk of prosecution and/or safety risks.


    ... In this regard we would be grateful if you could provide us with details of any geocaches which .. may be on Network Rail's land so that we can investigate this further ...


    Brian Wortman - Communications Executive - Govt & Corporate Affairs

    Network rail, Community Relations, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG

    tel: 0845 7 11 41 41

    Its obviously not my 'shout' to pass this information onto Network Rail. Hopefully TPTB/Reviewers can deal with this.



    ...... Please foreword the entire email including headers to one of us. It would help if you would also include the email you sent to them so that we can actually see what was sent to them to generate the reply.


    Because until one of us receives a copy of the emails including headers so that we can appropriately reply to the appropriate person. We are unable to proceed forward.





    I can't find any trace of "Brian" anywhere in the UK. However his twin is a backhaul manager for Walmart in the states. However, I've punted a mail to his most likely address, but I expect it to be returned to sender.


    You don't have an imaginary friend do you? :)


    Surely the fact that it's only had 3 finds is due more to the paucity of geocachers in that area than any 'dislike' of that sort of cache? I bet if that cache and its vista were located within 50 miles of London there would be plenty more logs... but the three that it has already are very appreciative and that's what would count in my book.




    See here for a list of the most "unfound" caches... :P .....The unfindables........... from iCache


    It would be nice to be able to download a single PQ for a huge area, it's a shame Groundspeak's T&Cs for downloading PQs seems to prohibit collaborative efforts (i.e. you send me your query and I send you mine).


    That's similar to what we're www.icache.co.uk working on with Groundspeak at the moment. Not swapping or donating PQ's, but allowing downloads of gpx files from our official GC licenced site, to premium GC members. :rolleyes:


    It's more a POI (TOM TOM etc) than a PQ that is needed for the OP's described application. Which was something the Uk Geocaching site used to provide.




    I can't remember if GUK used to actually export the TT OV2 file, but a pq export from GSAK only takes a few minutes to run a pq file. I've done it myself on a 30k pq that takes about 5 minutes to run in GSAK.


    However, I'm being a bit previous. :rolleyes:

  10. Im trying to build up a pq of all available traditional caches in the south of england, ive managed to do the sw but am finding it to be time consuming. is there a way of getting pq's for counties? this way when im out on the road (im a professional driver) i can see (on my tomtom) if its worth stopping somewhere and pulling the details off with the iphone app?


    i know someone will say why not do a pq for your route, but i never know my route till im out there and its too late to run off a pq.


    many thanks in advance.


    www.icache.co.uk hope to feature a pq download in the not too distant future. At the moment you can view the caching maps by county, and various other stats. You can also link through to www.emcache.com to add a feature request.



  11. Instead of moaning about the standards of caches listed on here, but then running off to another listing site! Try staying and actively fighting to improve quality, by changing the unacceptable mind set some within the community have, and so start a process of improving quality.





    In our community when we see a couple of new cachers logging finds and talking about placing caches, we often "talk" to them about what makes a good/bad cache. AND that includes what can make a micro a good cache. :D


    Instead of having an add on rating system (that is sometimes found on some cache listings), could you insist on a reviewer note that includes a tick list of what makes it a quality cache, before it is published.


    Location general : Woodland, historic monument, lay by on the A38, Supermarket car park, etc.

    Location specific : top of grassy knoll overlooking Snowdon, back of road sign, under rock by the river, etc.

    Container size : usual pick, but unknown not allowed.

    Container type : Magnetic nano, clever disguise as a plastic gnome, standard click lock, 35 mm film pot.

    Distance from nearest parking : 1 metre, 2 miles, etc.


    Give 'em all an automated score, and some will be "computer says no" :D = not published until it improvements made....not withstanding all other permissions and proximities.


    not sure if was I just said was tounge in cheek or not. :)

  12. Whadayer mean....look at all those white bits....




    A quiz topic answer to the question "how many caches could we place in the UK, observing the 0.10 mile rule"


    "That depends on -


    a) Your reference source (Answers.com gives 50,337 sq miles; europa.com gives 50,351 sq miles and kidport.com gives 50,356 sq miles (plus other answers)) and


    :D Are we assuming it can be displayed with only 90 degree corners, instead of gently sweeping bays and craggy cliffs.


    If so, then assuming a 0.1 mile gc.com standard separation, you get 100 caches to the square mile (or 121 if it's a exactly a one square mile island not abutting any other one square mile, etc, etc).....


    You would then get either 5,033,700, 5,035,100 or 5,035,600 caches. Average out to get 5,034,800 caches.


    Allowing a 1% margin of error allows you to round it down to 5 million."


    so only about 1% of the total available caches have actually been placed.


    I rest my statistical case. :unsure:

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