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Scooter Geek

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  1. This is WAY cool. I just downloaded Google Maps to my Nokia 6620, and cancelled my MapQuest Mobile. This application is much cooler and much more robust. It even supports input of Geocaching.com coordinates to locate caches either using a map or a satellite photo! Did I mention the app itself is FREE? I posted a couple of screen captures in my online gallery to give you a look. I entered the coords for my "Under the Little Blue Top" cache (that I just archived ) and show it on both street map level and satellite image. I simply entered the coords using the same format as on the web site (without the degree symbol), and it converted to the decimal when it did the search. Mapquest Mobile cannot do this. Note, you should have an "unlimited" data plan on your phone if you want to use this; it makes use of the network often to download map tiles. The Google Maps site on your mobile to download is google.com/glm. The app is called Google Local for Mobile. The gallery is at gallery.sanctuaryweb.org (click on Mobile Phone Pictures, then Google Mobile to see the screen shots).
  2. Any thoughts on support explort to KML (Google Earth) format?
  3. I have encountered an issue in GSAK that should probably be addressed concerning repeat logs. There are two caches where I inadvertenly entered a 'found' log twice. Even after deleting the duplicate log, GSAK continues to double-count the cache on subsequent updates, so GSAK reports two more cache finds than I actually have. GSAK apparently cannot determine when a log entry has been "archived" and not count it in the found stats.
  4. There are some in a few obscure places and about a dozen just north of Mulberry in Lakeland. I live practically across the street from the Imperial Lakes area of Mulberry.
  5. The benchmark is "monumented" when it is initially placed and recorded.
  6. #1 - Under the little blue top ... the contained had a periwinkle blue lid. #2 - The "Curiously Strong" Microcache ... the cache container is an Altoids gum tin.
  7. That's why you keep the basic GPS for geocaching (which is really all you need); you can leave the PDA in the car (unless you've gone paperless as I have).
  8. I had wanted to get one of those, but the ones out now are combo FRS/GMRS radios, and you have to pay the FCC $75 for a GMRS license to use them. Don't need one that badly.
  9. I found an interesting survey mark on one of my geocaching trips today, but according to the NGS database there are no benchmarks within a mile of this. It is a red disk with a PK rod driven in, and the disk reads "TRAV. PT. LB 7001" Any ideas? Coords were N28°05.776' W081°49.343' SWB
  10. TopoFusion (http://www.topofusion.com) will do that; it is shareware. The trial/free version splashes "DEMO" across some of the images.
  11. My turn to join this Lurkers Anonymous meeting... I just bought my GPSr (Garmin Foretrex 101) a week ago and took to geocaching right away. Just now getting started in these forums...
  12. I post from work and home...but then, I work at home.
  13. I'm down here in Lakeland and there's quite a few caches in this area. Drop a line if you're down in the Lakeland area any time soon.
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