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  1. What is the purpose of the gigantic "lost and found" banner between the cache information and the log entries? This is especially anoying when it fills the entire screen on my Windows Mobile phone as I scroll through the cache information page. PLEASE REMOVE IT OR MOVE IT SOMEWHERE OUT OF THE WAY -- If you need to put it somewhere, put it at the bottom of the list of log entries instead of at the top. Or put it in the left column below the advertisement. Thank you in advance. Dr.
  2. you can do it like everybody else who goes caching paperless with any kind of GPS device: use pocket queries. That is if we could download the pocket queries. Trying to download a pocket query just results in a 500 error.
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    Pocket Queries

    They have just made it much more difficult now that we have to download the Pocket Query results. Dave
  4. The only problem is that the key has to be installed on the server not the browser, so how do we get Groundspeak to update the map key?
  5. Partially works on my HTC Pro. Issues: 1. Search by Zip Code does not filter out my finds - do not see a way to specify that option. As a result, I had to click "Next" through seven pages before I saw the first cache I had not found. 2. The "Show Google Map" option does not work saying that I need a new Google Maps API key. Tried it both in the default Windows Mobile 6.1 Internet Explorer and the Opera browser. Gives same error on my desktop with Firefox 3.5.7 and IE 8. 3. Attempting to edit a log results in a "Server Error in '/' Application." with the stack trace pointing at a "MessageQueueException (0x80004005) The queue does not exist... when I move off the log comments field and select a TB to be dropped. It appears that even though the error is displayed, the log comments data is posted even without clicking the "Submit Log" button.
  6. This program no longer works either. Apparently Groundspeak is preventing the use of any software except their own iPhone program to get data directly from their web site. DrRounds2
  7. mention of unauthorized software deleted by moderator See the previous thread "HTC PRO using xxxxxx" The new Geocaching website changes temporarily broke this app but if past history means anything, the author should have it fixed in a day or two. DrRounds2
  8. I have been been using this software for several weeks now on my HTC Touch and it works great. Started with a bluetooth GPS then found how to enable the internal GPS. Either method works. You can even post your log directly from the app if you have data coverage. DrRounds2
  9. I have a HTC Touch Windows Mobile smart phone (with U.S.Cellular as my carrier). The app I use gives me access to the Geocaching site data either via GPX files or online. The program can display your navigation either via Google Maps or a more typical GPS type screen. Once you have found the cache, if you have online access (with Windows Mobile Internet), you can immediately log your find. When I was using it this last Sunday, I was getting better than 3 meter accuracy with it. DrRounds2
  10. Just one additional option request. "Find Caches" should have an option to filter out the caches already found.
  11. GSAK also has a query feature that allows searching along a route. I used this method two years ago on a vacation in Texas and it worked very well. Made a route of about 35 points along the highway from New Braunfels to Houston and requested every cache within 10 miles of that route. BTW, the GSAK database was created from 7 PQs (due to the 500 point limit in each).
  12. I do not see where a solution that only sends out the new data is going to help the server load issue. I believe that a more realistic solution would be similar to the 50 predefined queries idea tossed around earlier in this thread. My proposal would be to create a library of predefined queries that are run once a day. Each query would be configured to return slightly less than the limit of 500 records to allow for a reasonable number of new caches in that area. I could see a library of 300 to 400 predefined data sets that would cover about 75% of the caches in the United States. Users could then select these predefined PCs and the server could send the same file to all those users that want that specific data set on a given day. The same concept could be applied to foreign countries. The users would then be able to create additional PCs for areas not covered by those in the library.
  13. I use a Dell AXIM X5 (cost $299) with a 512mb SD card to hold the map and GPX data files. The X5 has both a CF and SD card slot so instead of trying to find a serial cable that would work with my Garmin 12CX, I purchased an Americom CF GPS card (including an external antenna). Used with Mapopolis and GPSSonar, it has worked out to be a totally paperless system for me. I download the GPX file for the area of interest from geocaching.com using my premium membership. I can convert that file into a maplet file for the Mapopolis program and it will show me all the geocaches as dots on the map. The GPSSonar program allows me to display the equivalent of the cache web page from the data stored in the GPX file and notes for specific caches. After entering notes, you can sort the cache list to find all the entered notes for entry onto geocaching.com I just used this combination to find 21 caches during my vacation. The GPS card and Mapopolis also served as a great navigation / routing tool. This combination provided verbal turn by turn driving directions. Dave Rounds
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