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  1. The way I use the Custom icons on my Montana is to do a global replace in a macro to change, say, unknown/mystery caches that I have solved (with corrected coords) to CITOs. Then add a custom symbol for CITOs that actually shows a corrected coords icon. Then do a global replace to change the cache type back after the GPX export. You could probably use a wrapper macro around the above mentioned Garmin Export macro.


    The list of recognised types on the Montana is lot shorter than your linked Oregon list so I use CITOs, events and megas for my special symbols for solved Mysteries, YOSMs (UK equivalent of Benchmarks) and those naughty QR code things (APE, locationless and GPS course custom symbols are not supported on the Montana). You can use a custom geocache symbol and replace that oversized treasure chest with one of your choice too (which may be as easy) but I don't think they are filterable on the unit. I did contact the Garmin beta team to see if they could add a generic piece of coding so that any <Groundspeak:type> element in the gpx file would check the Custom Symbol directory before assigning the generic symbol but they weren't keen. Maybe if a few others request it.....

  2. Hey


    Assuming that you are with O2 in the UK (from your finds!).....I use the service which I get free with O2 BroadBand - I don't have an O2 mobile - but I believe the process is the same.


    The address format is your username@o2.co.uk - the wiki article link to from the GS page only seems to show a German O2 email gateway. Your user name is your O2 account name and NOT your O2 phone number.


    So set up the new cache notification to go to your O2.co.uk email address and activate the service from your O2 account. http://service.o2.co.uk/IQ/SRVS/CGI-BIN/WEBCGI.EXE?New,Kb=Companion,question=ref%28User%29:str%28Broadband%29,T=Broadband_Case,CASE=24910 .


    Of course you could probably just as easily set up a new email address just for new caches and set a specific notification tone - that would be pretty instant too!


    Hope that helps.

  3. @Ant89 - I think it is more of a case that some of their caches are out of date! Well, archived at least :) The list is for "available" caches (not archived or temp disabled).


    Team Marzipan have 525 caches linked to that account as per GC. According to my database 134 are archived, 5 temp disabled, 371 are active which leave 15 unaccounted for which will be some non-UK caches(Canary Islands, Antigua et al) and an odd missing archived UK cache/event. I hope that is more clear.


    You're right that the stats perhaps don't do these guys justice but I have no reliable way of knowing which caches they have adopted out. I should also have said the above numbers relate to UK caches only.


    And we all know what Winston said about stats! :lol:

  4. List of cachers that have more than 100 available caches (give or take a few I guess):


    OwnerName	count(*) 
    L E G E N D	605 
    Flatcoat Walker	540 
    poshrule	506 
    perth pathfinders	439 
    outforthehunt	415 
    Team Marzipan	371 
    snaik	362 
    T A G	341 
    Scottiedogz	325 
    kevham1	320 
    mikelevett	280 
    Team Clova	279 
    stanthews	259 
    jaceyb99	243 
    LordOfTheCachers	238 
    The Magna Defender	219 
    Gowenhouse	214 
    wrighty	213 
    CaptainJack.	211 
    RoobyDoo	206 
    THE SMILEYS	200 
    nozi parkerz	198 
    martlakes	196 
    Dair Mor	190 
    LostInTheWoods!	184 
    Schoolfrenz	180 
    allieballie	180 
    Sir Big Farmer Giles	179 
    Barry'n'Shirley	178 
    KnightFamily1980	177 
    rodz	172 
    sadexploration	163 
    Woking Wonders	163 
    tjapukai	160 
    redirected male	158 
    FantasyRaider	150 
    The Webbies	148 
    Us 4 and Jess	145 
    Renegade Rabbit	145 
    GeoCotch	142 
    Hillgorilla	141 
    Mr Truffles	141 
    The Teddies	141 
    MrCryptic	139 
    jazzyjessups	135 
    PopUpPirate	134 
    maxkim	131 
    helennbrian	131 
    C-Kit	131 
    frozboz	129 
    Ailec Nor	128 
    mrplenty	123 
    PuReWaRRioR69	122 
    darapotter	122 
    dinglefoot	121 
    Water Slider	119 
    Wild Goosey	118 
    TedsTeam	117 
    Khoomfay	117 
    The Cache Hoppers	117 
    roger-rabbit	116 
    drsolly	116 
    groatiebuckies	115 
    LollyBob	115 
    bsh92673	115 
    matt7159	114 
    angellica	114 
    grimmerscotting	113 
    fat bloke	113 
    PhilPamAndRob	112 
    nobbyspiles	111 
    Go Pack Go	111 
    robertburns	110 
    The Imp	110 
    natterjacktoad	110 
    Happy Landins	108 
    fawnsy	107 
    footsore & weary	106 
    JOESMILE	105 
    signyred	105 
    cats-eyes	104 
    Alibags	103 
    undermanager	102 
    Nutty & Evil	101 
    Team-SK	100 
    poohtiggs	100

  5. My other favs for on my DHD.


    Locus - huge selection of online maps including OS 1:25K & London A-Z via Bing map server. Maps can also be stored for offline use either via PC (Mobile Atlas Creator) or the app itself. Good clear handling of GPX files for offline caching. It also allows linking from the GC, Cachemate and c:geo apps for individual caches. I find it a bit slicker than c:geo and complies with GC TOCs but doesn't support online caching. Free app (and ad free at the mo). Excellent support from developer.


    MM Tracker - use your existing QCT format (doesn't support newer format) Memory Maps for offline maps. Handles importing of GPX files but at the moment it has limited functionality compared with the WM version (no Lordelph icons, no icon links to Cachemate app or GC online). Free version to mostly check compatibility. Worth the few quid if you already have MM sections. It was this app that enabled me to move from WM to Android.


    Cachemate - I thought the WM version was good - this is even better. Android version of GSAK in many ways. Paid app.


    GC app - getting better slowly...

  6. LordElph has a handy Greasemonkey script which puts (amongst other links) a GE one on the cache page. So no more cutting and pasting. It does seem to use a golfer as its default pin symbol and seems to be disabled on foreign caches (as some of the other links wouldn't be relevant). Not as good as the overlay but I find it useful as the coords are actual coords.


    The excellent hulmgulm GSAK macro is a worthy substitute for the GE overlay, although your caches do need to be in GSAK.


    Still it is sad to see the GC GE overlay go. I'll keep making use of it while it is still going.

  7. I too believe there is a way to do it in GSAK v6, although you won't regret paying the extra to upgrade to v7.


    One of the last updates to version 6 of GSAK introduced some changes to how URIs were handled in the MM export which meant that both HTML and Cachemate links were difficult to create. The CSV file needs to have the backslash in front of the Cachemate URL, so that when the MM overlay is transferred to a PPC, it isn't changed. My memory is a bit hazy. I think the way round it was to use a bit of macro code as suggested by Edgemaster (or do a Replace All in Excel on the CSV file before importing into MM) :


    See post #11 http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=162271


    The thread relates to HTML export but applies to Cachemate as well.


    Bit more info here




    and here on the GSAK forums:




    Hope that helps.

  8. I have tried this and it works well on my MDA Vario III/Kaiser.


    I too would love a version that gives the full GC website.


    The following url gives the caches nearest me that I haven't found and don't own.




    I found this from the Hide & Seek A Cache page, so if you need decimal format you can get it from there. Adding the &f=1 parameter removes found and owned caches. You will need to be logged in with cookies enable to have these types removed from the list. I hope this helps.


    Thanks for all your hard work so far.

  9. I have noticed that my WTF: profile no longer displays correctly. I have tried FF3 and IE7 under XP plus FF3 under Leopard with the same result. I can't be sure but I wondered if it was to do with the recent Extend Membership Link changes. The profile seems to get to this point OK and throws up an error. I have tried emptying the stats section on the profile but I still get the same error. Could it be related to the profile name ending in a colon?


    Any suggestions?

  10. It is a one line macro, so I doubt you'll find one posted. :D


    $updated = GetCounty("ub")


    I downloads the information from the GSAK server (as it is too big to be bundled with GSAK) so you'll need to be online.


    You can find out more here.


    I have noticed what look like a few discrepancies with the counties when caches are very close to the borders - not sure what is going on there. But otherwise it seems very accurate.


    You can also view county boundaries in Google Earth by selecting Borders from the Borders And Layers options in the Layers pane (bottom left as standard). Nice when used in conjunction with the new States and the GC overlays.

  11. Might this be a starting point from the list I posted above?

    County						State						  
    Avon						  South of England				 
    Bedfordshire				  East of England				   
    Berkshire					 South of England				  
    Buckinghamshire			   South of England				 
    Cambridgeshire				East of England				   
    Central					   Scotland North					
    Cheshire					  Northwest England			   
    Cleveland					 Northeast England				 
    Clwyd						 North Wales					 
    Cornwall					  Southwest of England			 
    Cumbria					   Northwest England				
    Derbyshire					East Midlands					
    Devon						 Southwest of England			 
    Dorset						South of England				  
    Dumfries and Galloway		 Scotland South					
    Durham						Northeast England				 
    Dyfed						 South Wales					   
    East Sussex				   Southeast of England			  
    Fife						  Scotland North					
    Gloucestershire			   South of England				  
    Grampian					  Scotland North					
    Greater London				London						  
    Greater Manchester			Northwest England				 
    Gwent						 South Wales					  
    Gwynedd					   North Wales					  
    Hampshire					 South of England				 
    Hereford and Worcester		West Midlands					
    Hertfordshire				 East of England				   
    Highland					  Scotland North										  
    Humberside					Yorkshire and Humber			  
    Isle of Wight				 South of England				  
    Kent						  Southeast of England			 
    Lancashire					Northwest England				
    Leicestershire				East Midlands					 
    Lincolnshire				  East Midlands					 
    Lothian					   Scotland South				   
    Merseyside					Northwest England				 
    Mid Glamorgan				 South Wales					   
    Norfolk					   East of England				  
    North Yorkshire			   Yorkshire and Humber			 
    Northamptonshire			  East Midlands					 
    Northumberland				Northeast England				 
    Nottinghamshire			   East Midlands					 
    Oxfordshire				   South of England				
    Powys						 South Wales					  
    Scottish Borders			  Scotland South					
    Shetland					  Scotland North					 
    Shropshire					West Midlands					 
    Somerset					  South of England							 
    South Glamorgan			   South Wales					   
    South Yorkshire			   Yorkshire and Humber			  
    Staffordshire				 West Midlands					
    Strathclyde				   Scotland South				   
    Suffolk					   East of England				   
    Surrey						Southeast of England			  
    Tayside					   Scotland North				  
    Tyne and Wear				 Northeast England				
    Warwickshire				  West Midlands					
    West Glamorgan				South Wales					   
    West Midlands				 West Midlands					
    West Sussex				   Southeast of England			  
    West Yorkshire				Yorkshire and Humber			 
    Western Isles				 Scotland North					
    Wiltshire					 South of England				

  12. Using the GetCounty function in GSAK (assuming it is correct) and the States information that has been currently filled in across the UK, I have produced the below table. It looks as though the States do follow county boundaries (although I have only checked a few areas). In which case there should really only be one line per County in the below table. A bit like "ask the audience" I thought that the greater number would represent the correct State for each county. Not so in some cases.


    County						State						  Count
    Avon						  South of England				  19
    Avon						  Southwest of England			  57
    Bedfordshire				  East Midlands					  3
    Bedfordshire				  East of England				   24
    Bedfordshire				  Southeast of England			   2
    Berkshire					 South of England				  41
    Berkshire					 Southeast of England			  55
    Berkshire					 Southwest of England			   4
    Buckinghamshire			   East Midlands					  7
    Buckinghamshire			   East of England					8
    Buckinghamshire			   London							 1
    Buckinghamshire			   South of England				  12
    Buckinghamshire			   Southeast of England			 150
    Buckinghamshire			   West Midlands					 10
    Cambridgeshire				East Midlands					  5
    Cambridgeshire				East of England				   81
    Cambridgeshire				Southeast of England			   1
    Central					   Scotland North					33
    Central					   Scotland South					31
    Cheshire					  Northwest England				162
    Cheshire					  West Midlands					  3
    Cleveland					 Northeast England				 15
    Cleveland					 Yorkshire and Humber			   2
    Clwyd						 North Wales					  109
    Clwyd						 Northwest England				  2
    Clwyd						 West Midlands					  2
    Cornwall					  South of England				   2
    Cornwall					  Southeast of England			   1
    Cornwall					  Southwest of England			 127
    Cumbria					   Northeast England				  1
    Cumbria					   Northwest England				197
    Cumbria					   Yorkshire and Humber			   1
    Derbyshire					East Midlands					132
    Derbyshire					Northwest England				 11
    Derbyshire					West Midlands					 35
    Derbyshire					Yorkshire and Humber			   2
    Devon						 South of England				   1
    Devon						 Southwest of England			 306
    Dorset						South of England				  62
    Dorset						Southwest of England			  21
    Dumfries and Galloway		 Scotland South					30
    Durham						Northeast England				 45
    Durham						Northwest England				  1
    Dyfed						 North Wales						2
    Dyfed						 South Wales					   46
    East Sussex				   South of England				  11
    East Sussex				   Southeast of England			  78
    Essex						 East of England				   39
    Essex						 South of England				   1
    Essex						 Southeast of England			  27
    Essex						 Southwest of England			   3
    Fife						  Scotland North					67
    Fife						  Scotland South					17
    Gloucestershire			   South of England				  23
    Gloucestershire			   Southwest of England			  12
    Grampian					  Scotland North					31
    Grampian					  Scotland South					 1
    Greater London				East of England					1
    Greater London				London						   213
    Greater London				South of England				   1
    Greater London				Southeast of England			  10
    Greater Manchester			Northwest England				 96
    Gwent						 South Wales					   86
    Gwent						 West Midlands					  1
    Gwynedd					   North Wales					   91
    Hampshire					 South of England				 141
    Hampshire					 Southeast of England			  21
    Hampshire					 Southwest of England			   2
    Hereford and Worcester		South of England				   5
    Hereford and Worcester		Southwest of England			   2
    Hereford and Worcester		West Midlands					 91
    Hertfordshire				 East Midlands					  1
    Hertfordshire				 East of England				   48
    Hertfordshire				 London							 1
    Hertfordshire				 South of England				   3
    Hertfordshire				 Southeast of England			  21
    Highland					  Scotland North					18
    Highland					  Scotland South					 1
    Humberside					West Midlands					  1
    Humberside					Yorkshire and Humber			  48
    Isle of Wight				 South of England				  29
    Isle of Wight				 Southeast of England			   1
    Kent						  South of England				   5
    Kent						  Southeast of England			 164
    Lancashire					Northeast England				  1
    Lancashire					Northwest England				136
    Leicestershire				East Midlands					 65
    Lincolnshire				  East Midlands					 32
    Lincolnshire				  East of England					5
    Lincolnshire				  Yorkshire and Humber			   1
    Lothian					   Scotland South				   152
    Merseyside					Northwest England				 27
    Mid Glamorgan				 South Wales					   47
    Norfolk					   East Midlands					  1
    Norfolk					   East of England				  123
    Norfolk					   Southeast of England			   1
    North Yorkshire			   Northeast England				 12
    North Yorkshire			   Northwest England				  4
    North Yorkshire			   Yorkshire and Humber			 200
    Northamptonshire			  East Midlands					 67
    Northamptonshire			  East of England				   11
    Northamptonshire			  South of England				   1
    Northamptonshire			  West Midlands					  3
    Northumberland				Northeast England				 49
    Northumberland				Scotland South					 1
    Nottinghamshire			   East Midlands					 50
    Oxfordshire				   South of England				 129
    Oxfordshire				   Southeast of England			   8
    Oxfordshire				   Southwest of England			   2
    Oxfordshire				   West Midlands					 16
    Powys						 North Wales						7
    Powys						 South Wales					   18
    Scottish Borders			  Scotland South					10
    Shetland					  Scotland North					 2
    Shropshire					North Wales						2
    Shropshire					Northwest England				  1
    Shropshire					West Midlands					 96
    Somerset					  South of England				  16
    Somerset					  Southwest of England			  48
    South Glamorgan			   South Wales					   32
    South Yorkshire			   Yorkshire and Humber			  94
    Staffordshire				 East Midlands					 12
    Staffordshire				 Northwest England				  3
    Staffordshire				 West Midlands					129
    Strathclyde				   Scotland North					 3
    Strathclyde				   Scotland South				   106
    Suffolk					   East of England				   36
    Suffolk					   Southeast of England			   2
    Surrey						London							 3
    Surrey						South of England				   6
    Surrey						Southeast of England			  64
    Tayside					   Scotland North				   280
    Tayside					   Scotland South					 1
    Tyne and Wear				 Northeast England				 28
    Tyne and Wear				 Yorkshire and Humber			   1
    Warwickshire				  East Midlands					  4
    Warwickshire				  West Midlands					109
    West Glamorgan				South Wales					   32
    West Midlands				 West Midlands					112
    West Sussex				   Northwest England				  1
    West Sussex				   South of England				  74
    West Sussex				   Southeast of England			  58
    West Yorkshire				Northwest England				  3
    West Yorkshire				Yorkshire and Humber			 189
    Western Isles				 Scotland North					 4
    Wiltshire					 South of England				 141
    Wiltshire					 Southeast of England			   1

  13. Will it work fr Garmin XT? (and if so, how do I go about it?)

    Anyone that can help?


    Thanks again for sharing the hard work.


    Works fine with Mobile XT, including showing detailed notes. I have all 25+K unfound UK caches loaded. As I have Colorado, I use same gpx files. When PDA is connected you get the option in POILoader to transfer to either Main Memory or Card in Mobile XT.


    What you can do (and it's horrible) is to set up two profiles, say Recreational and Geocaching, so that in one of them the Guidance mode is "Off Road" and in the other it's "On Road for Time" (or Distance). Then, when you want one rather than the other, you do a Profile Change first. I did say it was horrible...


    I rarely use the Geocaching profile. Instead I use the Automotive profile (or any non Geocaching one) and then select a cache. This gives you a small arrow and a distance (plus cache info). Press the down on the scroll wheel to see a small compass ( press down again to see the arrow and distance minus the cache info - press up to change view back). You can get a full screen compass here by pressing the left button. This is the menu that has an option to route along the road by choosing "Go To Location"..


    Once you have selected on road routing, there doesn't seem to be a way to go back to off road without going back to "find" that same cache again (but at least by this time your cache should be at the top of your list!!) I find this easier than changing profiles which does my head in too. You can only perform this procedure for caches (not waypoints). Hence you have to go back to the horrible method for final/intermediate stages of a multi, for example. Or just stick to Trads!

  15. Surely the answer would be to use $d_OwnerName (rather than $d_PlacedBy) in the macro as this in the only really accurate variable for determining my (or anyone's) caches. The GSAK help file probably puts it better than I can.



    Added owner name to the database



    I am surprised it took so long to be taken to task on this one. When GSAK was first set up I got a little cute by deciding that "placed by" was the same as "owner name" (in the GPX file I was interrogating at the time they were all the same). This saved space in the database and where "owner name" was required in the GPX export I just substituted the "placed by". Groundspeak allow you to have a "Placed by" and an "owner". Though they are usually the same, there are in fact many instances when they can be different. I have now added this field to the database.


  16. Excellent macro (version 3.6) that I have just started using with my Colorado with the latest firmware update.


    One thing I have noticed is that I am getting some of my Finds exported even though I don't have the check box ticked. Would I be right in thinking that the selection criteria should be checking against OwnerName instead of the PlacedBy database variable? Many of my caches have a different PlacedBy value from my caching name.


    Thanks for all your hard work.

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