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  1. You can also use LocLess2Loc to extract the coordinates from the page.

    You can use GPS Visualizer to show a map with all waypoints in the loc file on it.


    LocLess2Loc is also part of CacheMaps. If you start it from CacheMaps, it directly gives you the opportunity to view maps for the caches or directly go into the logfile to view the log for a specific coordinate.


    By using maps, you can easily identify if the location you want to log is not logged yet by someone else.


    Finally, you can always download the latest version of LocLess2Loc from the CacheMaps download site. :rolleyes:

  2. In Europe we can use the PDA route navigation system TomTom to do the trick. Convert the waypoints from the caches to Points of Interest and add these to TomTom. Now, while driving along you route, your PDA will shout to you when you het nearby a cachelocation.

    I read that TomTom is also available now in the US...

  3. quote:
    Originally posted by Scooby, Shaggy & Daphne:OK, _my_ question is why would anyone want to do _that_?

    I use this with my LocLess2Loc tool. This creates a loc-file from all logs of a locationless cache. The hyperlinks associated with the waypoints in the loc-file are referring to the individual logs. When you use GPS Visualizer or CacheMaps to show the loc-file waypoints on a map, you can directly click through to the log entry.


    You can find LocLess2Loc on my homepage in the downlad area. Make sure to download version 1.1!


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  4. These scripts only work for the Western regions of the world, which is no problem for the RandMcNally map as this only covers the USA anyway.


    For other parts of the world I made up a couple of other scripts:


    Vicinity/MapBlast, 20km wide:

    javascript:Q=document.selection.createRange().text;if(Q){myArr=Q.split(' ');latd=parseFloat(myArr[1])+parseFloat(myArr[2])/60;lond=parseFloat(myArr[4])+parseFloat(myArr[5])/60;if(myArr[0]=='S'){ns='-'} else{ns=''};if(myArr[3]=='W'){ew='-'}else{ew=''};window.open ('http://www.vicinity.com/gif?DU=both&FAM=myblast&W=500&H=500&CT='+ns+latd+':'+ew+lond+':96000&IC='+ns+latd+':'+ew+lond+':8:');gohistory(-1);}


    Map24 (Europe), 5km wide:

    javascript:Q=document.selection.createRange().text;if(Q){myArr=Q.split(' ');latd=parseFloat(myArr[1])*60+parseFloat(myArr[2]);lond=parseFloat(myArr[4])*60+parseFloat(myArr[5]);if(myArr[0]=='S'){ns='-'} else{ns=''};if(myArr[3]=='W'){ew='-'}else{ew=''};window.open ('http://www.map24.nl/map24/link2Map24.php?lid=17ac66fb&maptype=cgi&wx='+ew+lond+'&wy='+ns+latd+'&width=5000&description=&maptype=RELOAD');gohistory(-1);}


    Map24 (Europe), 2km wide:

    javascript:Q=document.selection.createRange().text;if(Q){myArr=Q.split(' ');latd=parseFloat(myArr[1])*60+parseFloat(myArr[2]);lond=parseFloat(myArr[4])*60+parseFloat(myArr[5]);if(myArr[0]=='S'){ns='-'} else{ns=''};if(myArr[3]=='W'){ew='-'}else{ew=''};window.open ('http://www.map24.nl/map24/link2Map24.php?lid=17ac66fb&maptype=cgi&wx='+ew+lond+'&wy='+ns+latd+'&width=2000&description=&maptype=RELOAD');gohistory(-1);}


    Does anyone have a way to ask for the wanted zoomlevel using these scrips?


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  5. Yes, I use IE. I am glad it's not a gc.com restriction.

    Still strange that I cannot login. The auto-login does not work, but also the manually login using the login screen does not work.


    Tried it once again today and it miraculously worked again, while testing yesterday had no positive results at all. Only loggin in without frames worked.

    But it seems to have solved itself icon_confused.gif


    Thanks for your response.


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  6. When I open a cachepage from within a frame, it refuses to log me on. Going directly to the cachepage without using frames I have no problem.

    I use frames to go to cachepages using CacheMaps to be able to show usage counters.


    Is it a known 'feature' that calling from within a frame won't allow you to logon?


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  7. quote:
    Originally posted by beejay&esskay:

    Have you considered this could be Jeremy's elaborate joke on the Dutch? He told the rest of us to go along with it... icon_wink.gif


    Oh, never mind.


    Go to a cache, find "Online maps". There is a new option for geocaching.com maps. Those are the new maps.


    (But I think Jeremy does not (yet?) have maps outside the US, so these will probably be of limited value at the moment.)

    Found it, thanks.

    And no, it is not showing European maps (yet?). I will incorporate this map into the CacheMaps range of online maps available for geocaching.


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  8. quote:
    Originally posted by Kealia:

    Ok, I'll be the guy that asks - WHERE ARE THE MAPS?


    I've always used (Find Nearest...) but want to take a looksie and see if I'm missing something or if there's a better way.


    Somebody point me in the right direction please (be nice).


    _Nevermind, got it. Will check it out._


    [This message was edited by Kealia on September 28, 2003 at 10:35 PM.]

    I still did not find it!

    How can I access these maps??


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  9. quote:
    Originally posted by Huntnlady:

    I'd like to put your list of locationless caches on my web site. Drop me a line.

    Same for me.


    It's a good and usefull overview!


    Additionally to this thread:

    I wrote a tool (LocLess2Loc) to generate a loc-file with all coords of Locationless Caches Logs. This loc-file can be used with your favorite mapping software to show the locations. This makes it easier to check if the location you want to log is not already logged by somebody else.

    There is also a very good site where you can upload the loc-file directly to get an overview map: GPS Visualizer

    Or you can use CacheMaps to generate maps for you. LocLess2Loc is also integrated in CacheMaps.


    You can find LocLess2Loc here in my download area.


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  10. quote:
    Originally posted by tylosaurus:

    I e-mailed GEO, and this is his reply


    "... It's similar to Watcher if you are familiar with this PC software. But it also includes a few features that no other

    geocaching software contains right now. The goal of the application is to

    provide zero-paper geocaching and, eventually, to be able to synchronize

    with www.geocaching.com.


    I installed the PPC2k2 version. The only thing it is showing me is the cache descriptions (which looks really good!). However it cannot compare (yet) with Watcher which has much more functionallity.

    Or am I missing something?


    What I am aware of missing:

    - hints + decrypt function

    - search function (I have a lot of caches in it)

    - translation of non-ASCII characters (', ", ü, etc)


    These all are suggestions for improvement.

    Thanks for the good work!


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  11. Yes, it is all explaned in the manual.

    First read the installation manual on my home page.

    In short:

    - Online maps and new AreaMaps only work when you are online :-). Existing AreaMaps can be selected offline. However these are not intended to give a lot of detail.

    - The AreaMap needs MapTool to be installed properly (if not it will timeout after 30 secs)

    - The online maps may need to be re-initialized. Go to the Setup screen and select the cmx-files you want to use. This should make the maps work.

    If you are still having problems, send me the CacheMaps.log file(s) generated. This contains all details on how it is trying. Be aware that this file is overwriting itself every time you try something.


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