Posts posted by Prothos
I just want to make sure I understand this correctly. If I was to purchase directroute north america and place maps on my explorist 210 it would then have a turn-by-turn navigation capability and could give me directions?? Also if anyone knows would I be able to fit a city the size of say....Houston+the directions...on the explorist (it has 22mb of memory)??
Well I ordered a 210 this week as a bundle from TigerGPS and it comes with TOPO 3D USA. I will post back on here when I get it, and let you know how much of the map I can put on the 22mb.
I own the 210. i connect it to a old laptop i had running delorme 2006. If you have someone with you to watch the gps for turns the maps from magellan work fine for a town or 2. i perfer to use the laptop bigger screen and voice prompt.
since we are still new to this we read the hints and all the logs for the cache. also print a google earth map for the cache. we load the pages into our ipaq if we need to look at them again.
there needs to ba an acceptable alternative to usine "GE" to map waymarks.
there are those that can't use 'GE' for various reasons:
-internet connection not facilitative to use (dial up)
-computer might not run GE
-internet access is through an agency that does not allow it (through internet usage agreements)
the development to a more low-level user friendly mapping system would be beneficial to the whole Waymarking family.
Also i have found ge to not be that acurate and the maps are about 4 to 5 years old in my area.
If i put the lat/long of my house in ge it shows to be about 200 yards off compared to my gps and some other maps.
The second German event (after the Frozen Bone on January 1st, 8AM) with its
own Geocoin was the Walpurgis Night - an 8 mile hike up and down the Brocken
Mountain. We arrived on top just before midnight to celebrate Walpurgis
Night (check wikipedia if you are not familiar with it).
For the event we made 500 Geocoins and now have some left for public sales.
They are available from the CacheZone stores in the USA and Germany.
One of the direct links is:
Die Hexe & schlumbum
If Magellan is getting out of the hand held business, provided someone has a direct quote from the company, I'm not surpirsed they are getting into the automotive market. There are alot more people driving cars than any other activity. GPS recvicers in cars are beocoming very common in new model cars.
I hope not i have explorist 210 i just bought and i perfer it of the garmins of the same price range. Also more compitetion the cheaper the prices on all gps's
I would like to buy a gpsr in the $100 range. I don't wan't a magellen, they seem too hard to use. How is the Lawrance I go2? It seems like pretty good bang for the buck, But how well does it get sat. lock? How does it compare to the etrex yellow?
I wan't to start small, not get into this $350 and decide I don't like it. I would just bet that there are a lot of other people out there that are in the same boat. Try to list some of the pro's con's of the use of each one. Ease of use is a biggie for a brand new cacher. I don't want to get in over my head and get one with too many features that is just not fun. Thankyou so much for the help.
i bought my firs gps 3 weeks ago and its a magellan explorist 210 and i think its simple to use. i paid $155 for it.
i have placed yen and other coins i have from around the world
I have yet to find any coins in my area
You mentioned using the .loc files from geocaching.com. The geocaching POIs for the eXplorists are so much more useful if you are a premium member and use the GPX downloads or pocket queries. The geocaching POIs will provide you with difficulty, terrain, date last found, date placed, and the hint. I forget what the maximum length of the hint is. With the .loc files, I think you only get the coordinates and the GCID.
I load the gpx files on my ipaq. I will try putting them on my gps next time also.
thanks i will check out the geko. i belive the kids will like the color and games.
I just started doing geocacheing about 3 weeks ago with the wife and kids. I currently have a Magellan explorist 210. I need to purchase a good but cheap 2nd gps. I want to get a garmin this time. I need one that has a data cable and is as easy to add .loc or .gpx files to as the magellan is.
I have the same gps. I have found the easiest way is to use the software that came on the cd. There is a program designed for adding geocache
I rencently found a 2 pack of the led key ring flashlights that sold for $1.75 a pack at my local walmart.. i bought 10 packs and placed 1 in ad ziplock bacg with a card og our team name. thought this was a nice handy item that people might like to have. It cost me less than $20 dolars and gave me 20 items to place in the cache.
we consider it as a family hobby.
New Guidelines Section
We just started to cache. i think this whole number thing is stupid. We are in it for the family fun. The kids love the hunt and it gives use quality family time. So what do you truely get for finding the most? a big ego and something else to brag about that may make you think that it makes you look important.