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Master Mariner

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  1. I know that this is not strictly Waymarking related but thought the following may be of interest to Waymarkers interested in WWI:


    The Card Register of Deceased American Soldiers, 1918-1922 represents over 78,000 American soldiers who died overseas in World War I. Each card contains the name of the individual who died, the unit they were assigned to, the nature of their death and their burial location(s), up to and including their final resting place.

    We invite you to help transcribe these cards so that an index can be created of the names recorded on the cards. This index will facilitate quick access to the digital card images for researchers, historians, genealogists and family members. Further transcription will allow dates, places and causes of death to be aggregated, initial burial locations to be mapped, soldiers from common companies or regiments to be grouped and possibly even soldiers reported as missing to be found.

    Learn more, and get involved at https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/welldone/american-wwi-burial-cards.



  2. On 4/9/2020 at 12:15 AM, vulture1957 said:

    Another one slipped thru  Waymark Code: WM129V8

    I have already reported this one to Waymarking but they say they are unable to look at it at this difficult time due to resources being removed from Waymarking to Geocaching. I am surprised that someone has "visited" it as there is nothing to see there apart from a gated apartment complex.

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  3. 1 hour ago, bootron said:

    Unfortunately some of the changes we've made for CCPA and GDPR have had some negative impacts on the page load durations. In the next week or so, once all our devs are back in the office, we'll be working to get it back to the normal levels.



    Thank you bootron... but make the most of the holidays first! Happy New Year to all at Groundspeak (in advance)!

  4. 7 hours ago, Max and 99 said:

    I still, as of very recently, cannot review waymarks on Firefox or post photos to my waymarks on Firefox. All I get is links.

    Another thing for you to consider... are you using an ad blocker on Firefox? I use one but am not experiencing any problems BUT I have had problems with some other sites.

  5. 12 hours ago, Max and 99 said:

    Indeed! My husband and I went to investigate, and he said to me, "There's no way it's over 20 Mb!"  Out of ALL the photos we took on that one device on our vacation, the ONE photo I couldn't upload was 20.7 Mb. All the others were 5-7 Mb. Go figure! I have no idea why that one photo was different.

    Thank you for suggesting this. Now I can get back to work. 

    I had the same thing happen to me and that is why I thought that could be the problem! Glad that the problem has been resolved.

  6. Something else you could try... that also works for me! Save the kml file as you have  probably done before and then open the saved file in a text editor. It should look similar to:


    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <kml xmlns="http://earth.google.com/kml/2.0">

      <name>Waymarking Network KML</name>
      <description>Waymarking.com waymarks located in the view window of Google Earth.</description>
        <href>http://www.Waymarking.com/kml/kml.aspx?key=... m8v%2Fqjbxv4oIV9ylnQ%3D%3D&amp;</href>


    I have deleted part of the "key" to make it more readable and replaced with "...".


    If you go to the end of the "<href>" line, the one containing the key, you will see, towards the end of the line "&amp;" delete those five characters and then save the kml file. If You now double click on the kml file it should open in Google Earth.

  7. I had the exact same problem a week or so ago. To get it working again, I clicked on the link that you highlighted in your latest post and, instead of using "Open with" I used "Save file". Double clicking the saved file works OK for me so worth a try! If it does work, don't forget to move it from the "Temporary Places" in Google Earth to "My Places" otherwise you may lose it when you close Google Earth.

  8. How do people usually check on other caches that are in the area, when planning their own cache?


    If you are using GSAK you can create a filter of caches in the area you are interested in. There used to be a macro that you could run on the filter that would open the caches in Google Earth with a ring around each one corresponding to the proximity distance. If you look through the GSAK macros for KML you should find it if it still exists. I think it was written by a cacher named rutson. Of course it will not help if there are multi ot mystery caches as only the starting point will be circled.

  9. make sure you have the distances right. a zone isn't visible unless it's in "Distance Range".

    setting Distance Range to -1 makes the zone visible from everywhere - try that


    Hi Matejcik


    You are a star!!! I always leave the "Always in range" box checked but must have unchecked it when creating the zone. I would (obviously) never had looked at that! It has run through the emultaor OK just now from start to finish.


    Many thanks.

  10. I am working on a cartridge with 24 zones. Only one zone is active and displayed at any one time. Is there a limit to the number of zones that can be used in a cartridge? When I go from Zone 23 to Zone 24 in the emulator I see that there is "nowhere to go". I have checked the 23rd zone and everything is fine. If I remove the 23rd zone and make the 24th zone the 23rd everything is OK. I am using the Urwigo builder (latest version).


    I have seen references in the forums to limits on the number of "active" zones allowed but I do not think this falls into this category as there is only one zone active and displayed at any one time. All other zones are not displayed and are inactive!

  11. Hi, welcome to these forums...


    I'm not sure what the box was that you found - Did it say it was a geocache? Was there any other information? The info about headphones and odd questions are not typical contents of a geocache, nor is the website address.


    I put those co-ordinates you gave into Mapit and it gave me back N50 37.899 W001 56.330 (This is the format used for geocaches). That location is a trig point, near Ballard Point, north of Swanage. Is that where you found the box?


    It's a bit of a mystery so far...




    I am not quite sure how Mrs B came up with these co-ordinates from those given by the OP!!! If you use the co-ordinates as degrees, minutes and seconds and assume the longitude as being west then this cache is very close by. As the picture referred to, in the OP, shows S.T. H and this cache mentions St Hilary... The question is, did the OP find the "box" in Cornwall?


    Edited to add: If you go into Google Street View at the OP's co-ordinates and follow the road north you ca see the boundary marker quite clearly.

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