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  1. Here is what I found on my Magellan SporTrack Pro: 1. press "open book" (Menu) button 2. select "Setup" (not "Map setup"!!!) 3. select "Clear memory" 4. select "Wpts/Routes" Thanks for using QuakeMap! Btw, QuakeMap is here: http://www.quakemap.com - redefining Easy...
  2. Congrats on the application! looks like Stunod was asking if you actually display Terraserver tiles on the screen, something like this: BTW, terraserver tiles come from USGS and are public domain, no copyright. http://www.quakemap.com - redefining Easy...
  3. Take a look at http://www.quakemap.com QuakeMap is all you need for geocaching with your Garmin eTrex, GPS-V or Magellan SporTrak. Print aerial and topo maps, zoom in, load geocaches to GPS... It has free trial, makes good sense of your GPS tracks and prints very useful aerial/topo maps (easy to navigate in the field). Of course, allows off-line aerial/topo, loads .loc files and stores direct links to geocache pages (just click on geocache name on the map). Not to mention low $10 price tag when you want to continue using it. Happy trails! http://www.quakemap.com - redefining Easy...
  4. Looks like it is time to try other software. :-) BTW, .gpx formatted Pocket Queries are much better - they contain more info. http://www.quakemap.com - redefining Easy...
  5. Here is a sample .gpx file to use: http://www.quakemap.com/demo/annotated_death_valley.zip (just unzip and drag/drop on QuakeMap window, or use File-->Open) Here is what you will see (labeled trackpoints are clickable in QuakeMap and will bring up browser with my photos from the trip): Happy trails! http://www.quakemap.com - redefining Easy...
  6. The latest firmware (3.20) for my eTrex Vista stores up to 10,000 points, real handy - it was able to store my recent 1000 miles trip in automatic mode, with great precision. GPS-V is Vista's close relative, may be similar upgrade is on the way. When you get back, don't forget to try QuakeMap for tracks joining and viewing - and if you make photos you can link certain trackpoints to your photo collection and publish the log here. Best luck for your trip! http://www.quakemap.com - redefining Easy...
  7. New version of QuakeMap is out - check out http://www.quakemap.com QuakeMap is all you need for geocaching with your Garmin eTrex, GPS-V or Magellan SporTrak. Print aerial and topo maps, analyze tracks, load geocaches to GPS, see your Pocket Queries... New features include: -- plays nice with EasyGPS - reads and writes fully compatible .gpx -- allows direct editing of waypoints, geocaches and trackpoints, including assigning URL links to them. -- different icons for Found caches on GPS -- easy switching to/from offline mode, quick start when disconnected. With the new version you can create annotated collection of your trips - make some trackpoints clickable, commented, related to your photo collection. Happy trails! http://www.quakemap.com - redefining Easy...
  8. In Terraserver case, Web services deliver tiles boundaries based on lonlat - this is easily computed locally. What can't be computed - is exact information about availability of requested tiles (results in "this area is not covered by Terraserver"), nearest known point name ("2345 miles West of Los Angeles") and the date when picture was taken (displayed in QuakeMap title). All at the expense of a roundtrip to the server, and therefore 1-2 sec delay (when things work well). This has little to do with .NET, but all with Web Services. The .NET/C# advantage is programming ease - for less than $1000 you have lots of power on your fingertips, can almost forget about memory leaks and ride on the front of the wave. Programming is about managing complexity, and the complexity treshold is the highest for .NET among the programming environments now. Microsoft does what it is supposed to do - improves the service. On the large scale of things a weeks outage is nothing compared to another 3 years of uninterrupted service. I am being foolish trying to deliver updates while they are moving - but on the other hand QuakeMap's update notification and relative convenience of updating makes it less painful to you. I am more worried about the fact that Microsoft and HP were not bragging about substantially upgrading the hardware - they are moving 3-years-old boxes between the datacenters. Three years is all the useful life for servers. What happens next? http://www.quakemap.com - redefining Easy...
  9. Terraserver remains a moving target, Microsoft engineers made substantial changes to the web services definitions in the middle of the day. It will turn good at the end of the road, but currently it means making updates to QuakeMap every time they choose to change their end. Build 20030529 is placed in download area; please install - or just take a vacation till the dust settles down, hopefully at the end of the week :-) Thank you for your patience and support. http://www.quakemap.com - redefining Easy...
  10. First of all, make sure you NEED to update by following the "click here to see if it is installed on your computer" link on the Download page. You will be fine if either 1.0 or 1.1 version is installed. Second, the Support FAQ directs you to Windows update page first ( http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com ), and if you need to learn details - to http://msdn.microsoft.com/netframework/downloads/howtoget.aspx Windows update will offer you Framework 1.1 installation - good to have it, but if you have 1.0 installed, don't bother. All frameworks go to C:WINDOWSMicrosoft.NETFramework, you can see them there. I hope this helps. http://www.quakemap.com - redefining Easy...
  11. Terraserver Web services are back on line and an updated version of QuakeMap is posted at http://www.quakemap.com Please use download link there or regular Update process of QuakeMap. Waypoints manager is improved to show Pocket Queries detail and sort waypoints by distance. CR, you will like better handling of popups. Thank you all for your patience. http://www.quakemap.com - redefining Easy...
  12. Terraserver Web services are back on line and an updated version of QuakeMap is posted at http://www.quakemap.com Please use download link there or regular Update process of QuakeMap. Waypoints manager is improved to show Pocket Queries detail and sort waypoints by distance. CR, you will like better handling of popups. Thank you all for your patience. http://www.quakemap.com - redefining Easy...
  13. Same applies to QuakeMap, it stores tiles locally and still shows you places which you visited before the move (or when you are just disconnected). The difference is that ExpertGPS and PhotoMapUSA do not use web services at all, they calculate layout internally. So they just go to terraserver for the actual tiles - this is working all right now. Using terraservice is an advantage in normal circumstances, because it allows to display extra information about the layout (which is returned by the web service) and eliminates possible miscalculations. The drawback is that when the web service is down, QuakeMap turns blind too. I guess they will bring web services back soon (couple of days) and things get back to normal. Meanwhile we are digging into local layout computation - wrong way to go in general, but useful for disconnected mode. http://www.quakemap.com - redefining Easy...
  14. That's right, programs which do not rely on .NET service (which was part of old Terraserver installation) work ok. QuakeMap is at disadvantage now, it uses the web service for framing of the topo/arial and for getting landmarks. I guess with the way things go there we just need to wait a couple of days till the new hardware is in place, and the full TerraServer software suite is functional. I will explore the options of using different framing technique, but with the advantages the web service gives it will be unwise of me to completely abandon it. Sorry for inconvenience, QuakeMap will be fully functional when the terraserver move completes. http://www.quakemap.com - redefining Easy...
  15. Terraservices are still down as of now - seems strange, as Microsoft team promised to keep things up using the "mini-cluster". Yesterday I sent them email describing the problem, which probably ended up in a bottomless pit. Am I missing something? Ideas and discoveries are greatly appreciated! http://www.quakemap.com - redefining Easy... [This message was edited by quakemap.com on May 27, 2003 at 09:33 AM.]
  16. when you buy at Costco store, they print rebate form on the receipt, so you will know immediately that it qualifies for the rebate and how to get it. I got mine for the $200 there in January, it was a steal at this price, and rebate came within 4 weeks. http://www.quakemap.com - redefining Easy...
  17. I opened a new topic with distinct name "Terraserver is down - so are all programs that use it" here: http://ubbx.Groundspeak.com/6/ubb.x?a=tpc&s=5726007311&f=7116058331&m=97860006 Please post your terrasrver-related messages there, so that people are not thinking that it is only USAPhotoMaps problem (ExpertGPS and QuakeMap are affected as well), and all terraserver users can participate in brainstorming. Thank you. http://www.quakemap.com - redefining Easy...
  18. I have already posted this message in another thread - http://ubbx.Groundspeak.com/6/ubb.x?a=tpc&s=5726007311&f=7116058331&m=88060006 - but I suggest that this thread with distinct topic name should be used for terraserver-related messages. Please post your observations here while Microsoft is restoring services. Microsoft is moving Terraserver to a different location. http://terraserver-usa.com/About.aspx?n=AboutMoving As of now, TerraServer web services seem to be down. As part of this move, we will modify QuakeMap to reflect the change. An updated version of QuakeMap will be made available as soon as Microsoft restores web services. Here is how to test if web services are up: -- go to http://terraserver-usa.com/webservices.aspx -- click on "Access the TerraService WSDL file" link in the middle -- when the service is up, a complex XML file appears. Currently error message is displayed. I guess, every software using Terraserver will need to be updated when the services are brought back up. This is because the domain name is changing. Happy updating, :-) http://www.quakemap.com - redefining Easy...
  19. the fact that it receives one satellite is promising. Have you tried to update firmware before trashing it? initializing it may also help - setting time, leaving it on for an hour... it may think it is in Africa and tries to locate satellites there... These things are either 100% dead, or 100% alive, there is rarely in between... http://www.quakemap.com - redefining Easy...
  20. Microsoft is moving Terraserver to a different location. http://terraserver-usa.com/About.aspx?n=AboutMoving As of now, TerraServer web services seem to be down. As part of this move, we will modify QuakeMap to reflect the change. We are working on it now. An updated version of QuakeMap will be made available as soon as we can resolve this issue. I guess, every software using Terraserver will need to be updated when the services are brought back up. This is because the domain name is changing. Happy updating, http://www.quakemap.com - redefining Easy...
  21. For your geocaching needs, try http://www.quakemap.com Sorry, not Linux (all .NET, but the relief maps were generated by a Linux box, and web server is Linux too). It will serve you well for aerial and topo maps, printing, marking Found caches, Pocket queries and many other things. Happy trails! http://www.quakemap.com - redefining Easy...
  22. "Can you also have the waypoints show up on your GPS with the description name instead of the alpha/numeric cache name?" http://www.quakemap.com will do it for you, and many other things including displaying PocketQueries with your Found caches marked. http://www.quakemap.com - redefining Easy...
  23. Take a look at http://www.quakemap.com I think it is the easiest one to use when it comes to seeing the tracks and caches. QuakeMap is all you need for geocaching with your Garmin eTrex or Magellan SporTrak. Print aerial and topo maps, zoom in, load geocaches to GPS... It makes good sense of your GPS tracks and prints very useful aerial/topo maps (easy to navigate in the field). Of course, allows off-line aerial/topo, loads .loc files and stores direct links to geocache pages (just click on geocache name on the map). Displays "found" information if you use Pocket Queries (need to be Premium member for these). Happy trails! http://www.quakemap.com - redefining Easy...
  24. Take a look at http://www.quakemap.com QuakeMap is all you need for geocaching with your Garmin eTrex or Magellan SporTrak. Print aerial and topo maps, zoom in, load geocaches to GPS... It has free trial, makes good sense of your GPS tracks and prints very useful aerial/topo maps (easy to navigate in the field). Of course, allows off-line aerial/topo, loads .loc files and stores direct links to geocache pages (just click on geocache name on the map). Displays "found" information if you use Pocket Queries. Happy trails! http://www.quakemap.com - redefining Easy...
  25. for quick .gpx track viewing use http://www.quakemap.com - just drag&drop any number of .gpx files on the icon or into the program's window, and it will zoom into the traveled area. It also has "break track into trips" function, so tracks do not look like a mess on the map. http://www.quakemap.com - redefining Easy...
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