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The Avenue Two

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  1. Thanks for the info. on device orientation, I have mine permanently locked on portrait mode, never use landscape mode. But how one is supposed to know that the map is hidden under the X is beyond me. No one makes allowances for us elderly cachers with limited technology knowledge.
  2. Why do I still not see a map, when I hit "View Larger Map" on a cache page opened in Chrome ? All I get is the information that I would get from the Geocaching App, if I hit that cache icon on the map page there. (Android 10, tablet)
  3. Why not revert to the previous (working) version, until all the bugs are fixed, then re-release the new version.
  4. I also find that trying to filter a location, brings up every cache in the world. Also clicking "View larger map" on a cache page, just brings up the detail you would get by clicking on a cache icon on a map, but I don't see any map. See attached image. As usual with "Improvements" from Geocaching, you end ip with half thought through, and untried, rubbish.
  5. I also find that trying to filter a location, brings up every cache in the world. Also clicking "View larger map" on a cache page, just brings up the detail you would get by clicking on a cache icon on a map, but I don't see any map. See attached image. As usual with "Improvements" from Geocaching, you end ip with half thought through, and untried, rubbish.
  6. I just get a blank screen with "Map these caches" on my desktop, laptop, and Android tablet.
  7. I looked at the new map for our area of the UK today, and it is absolutely hopeless! Lacks detail, most of the Public Footpaths and cycle tracks are missing, so no hope of navigating from one cache to the next nearest. Total waste of time. Open Street Map is far superior, why was it necessary to meddle with the maps at all?
  8. We have now opted out of the new maps for the last time. They are so poor compared to the existing set up, in map details, and search facilities, that they are virtually useless! They should be confined to the bin, and everything left as it is. Not that HQ seem to take notice of comments, or probably never read them !!
  9. Can HQ actually say why it was necessary to change the maps to inferior products ?
  10. The new maps lack detail, they have no distance scale, the search facility is hopeless, and in the wrong place. Searching a location with many known caches, only brings up a few, as the distance from origin appears to be set at 1 mile. Please leave them as they are, they are excellent here in the UK using The Open Street Map (default) option. There is a well known saying "If it isn't broke, don't fix it", something HQ would do well to remember in several instances !!!!
  11. The new maps have no distance scales on them - useless for planning. The old filters were much more relevant, and were in the correct place - on the Search page. Altogether a Retrograde step !!
  12. The new maps are nowhere near as detailed as the current Open Street Map (default), and as such they have, in my opinion, limited use here in the UK. For people used to UK Ordnance Survey type maps, the change in Footpaths to yellow lines is confusing, as yellow, and orange, lines represent roads. The maps do not show bus (transit) stops either. I attach two screen dumps of the same area to illustrate my point.
  13. Other Conversions is a very useful tool, especially for puzzle caches. If the CO has used this tool, and I use a different tool, which gives one place different in the last digit, then I can never get the correct answer. Please re-instate asap.
  14. Just bring back the old system, at least it worked and was user friendly !! How do we search for caches "found by user..." now ? The 30 mile limit is ridiculous, even for England, and putting Eastern England in, brings up London !
  15. You're not supposed to. Just go out caching, find a few caches and have a good time. If we don't know the events etc. are out there how can we ?? Each "improvement" by Groundspeak makes it worse !!
  16. The Weekly Newsletter is useless in its current format. We only get notification of Local Events for the next 4 or 5 days, which is no help in planning caching trips, and means some local events don't get shown at all. The sooner Groundspeak reverts to the old style newsletter, with events for 3 months in advance, the better. Every communication with Paige at Groundspeak, ends with "Put it on the Forum", which is typical Groundspeak ducking the issue !! If they can put Mega events on for a year in advance, it shouldn't be too much trouble to do events local (within 100miles) to our home coordinates.
  17. Totally agree, 5 days of event notifications is useless for planning. Each time I contact Groundspeak it's "We'll fix it in the next edition" !!!!!!!! Been going on for months now.
  18. Caching with a Smartphone is no good for the serious cacher, the accuracy is not good enough, and the battery life is insufficient. There are thousands of Garmins etc. in use, and Groundspeak should be looking to improve support for those, rather than concentrating on the casual phone user.
  19. The initial response from Groundspeak was "Thank you for contacting us. Unfortunately, cache notes are not included in the GPX format. This does seem like something we may be able to include in GPX files though" So it is a possibility.
  20. Don't hold your breath: To keep track of them, you can add them to a bookmark list as you add notes to them. Unfortunately, there's no easy way to figure out which ones already have corrected coordinates or personal notes. You'd have to go through each one to see if they have notes.
  21. I think it would be of great benefit to have the Personal Cache Note section on the cache page, included in GPX downloads, in the same way as Amended Co-ordinates are. Often put useful info here whilst working out puzzles etc. then can't access it in field.
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