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  1. "I tried installing GPXSonar, but doens't run." Really? What's wrong?
  2. So you know, all is well with the GpxSonar site. It's just that the server is offline until 7/11: I just moved to a new house and I will not have Internet connectivity until then. Sorry for the inconvenience. -Fabien.
  3. This may help: How to guide on using GpxSonar, ActiveSync and GSAK -Fabien.
  4. Hi Matt, If you're seeing the '4-colored square' indefinitely, it's because the application has crashed. Can you please provide me with the file that you're trying to open so that I can reproduce the problem? So you know, v1.5 is still under development and therefore, not stable yet. Your mileage will vary I checked the status of your account on the site and there's nothing wrong with it. You should be able to login just fine. Cheers, -Fabien.
  5. I assume that you're running on a PPC 2003/SE or WM2005. In my experience, this error occurs when the program is not located where it the system expects to find it. For example, the app is installed to a memory card and the card gets swapped out for another. Try uninstalling GpxSonar, then re-install v1.4 to the default location (main memory) using the .exe installer from your PC. You will get a prompt for the location where the application should be installed (as opposed to the .cab installer which installs the app where the .cab resides). I hope this helps.
  6. Carlos, I use my Quest all the time for geocaching, even without the topo maps, it's great for urban caches or any cache where the tree cover is not heavy. Just configure the unit not to "snap to the road" so that after parking your car, you can simply recalculate with the "Off road" setting to get a bee-line to the cache. Having said this, the Quest leaves a lot to be desired under tree cover and for that reason, I'd recommend getting a GPS with a Sirf III chipset like a 60cx which you could also use for autorouting.
  7. Hey there. Please be sure to post your questions on the GpxSonar site. I'll be glad to answer it there. -Fabien.
  8. Hi, I wanted to let you know that GpxSonar v1.5 Beta is finally out! You can find all the details at http://gpxsonar.homeip.net/ Cheers, -Fabien.
  9. Grimlock, Would it be possible for you to take a screenshot of this so that I understand what's really going on? Please, make sure that you haven't enabled some filters in GpxSonar. This is typically the reason why some cache listings aren't listed.
  10. Robert, Out of curiosity, have you tried to reverse-engineer the format of the map files? I would be curious to do or see a differential analysis of an empty map file containing custom waypoints against another one containing just a couple waypoints. Regards, -Fabien.
  11. Thanks to all for the prompt responses. Robert, I'll get in touch with the person working on the Garmin USB support. This sounds like a good mitigation. Regards, -Fabien.
  12. Guys, Here's a useful link which should help answer some of the questions regarding installations on WM 2005. For my part, I have not placed any restrictions in the .cab file of GpxSonar which could prevent installations on WM 2005. I'll test this on a real device (as opposed to the WM 2005 emulators) shortly and will post my findings here. Regards, -Fabien.
  13. Hi, I'd like to integrate GpxSonar with the Garmin 60cx / csx by having the application write waypoints directly to the micro SD card of the receiver via the SD card adapter of the PDA . I've used this method successfully on Magellan Meridians which also support SD cards. I'd like to know the following: 1. Is the Garmin 60cx / csx is capable of loading waypoints directly from its SD card? I know it's possible with maps... 2. When uploading waypoints to the Garmin 60cx / csx via MapSource or the Waypoint Manager software, are the waypoints stored as files on the SD card of the receiver and if so, in what format? Any information about this would be greatly appreciated.
  14. Hi all, Just a quick heads up... Blindleader: I've added the sort by timestamps feature already Also, I've been slammed at work for the past 3 months and progress on GpxSonar has gone slower than expected. I may just release what I have (many significant improvements) now as 1.5 w/o GPS support and revisit it later. Cheers, -Fabien.
  15. Cache Dawg, Guess what... GpxSonar does this as well. Check this link for more details: http://home.comcast.net/~fabienroyer/Docs/CenterCoords.htm Hope this helps
  16. Jeremy, Cam you please provide an actual sample GPX file showing how this works? It would make updating and testing apps much easier... Thanks, -Fabien.
  17. Good idea. I'll see if this could work. You can already do this. Simply name your found caches GPX file with the same name as your MSFT S&T map file. Check the export preferences for more details. You'll likely be limited to a small area though, so if you cached in many states or abroad, this is not the best approach for mapping your finds...
  18. KukiHN, Yes, by get a faster Pocket PC More seriously, large GPX files just take time to handle. I could improve the performance of the application by overhauling the architecture of the program but it's a huge effort that I'm not willing to undertake right now. Also, there would be some trade-offs with some of the features. File - Exit already does what you need. Closing with the cross closes the current GPX file, not the application. This is the desired behavior and I don't see any reason to change it. You can already do that. Check File - App Config. Regards, -Fabien.
  19. Hi, The unit is in good shape and has been used to find about 300 caches. It comes with one 128 MB SD Card, a Mapsend TOPO CD (archive copy, I lost the original), unit manuals, a windshield mount and bike mount and cables. The MeriPlat has been good to me and a solid performer but I'm selling it because I'm mostly using my Garmin Quest for geocaching and auto-routing these days. Email me to my GC.com account if you're interested
  20. basssax, GpxSonar does not ever remove any data from the Gpx file. Instead, the application keeps track of the caches that you no longer want to see. If I were to actually remove data from the gpx file, the deleted data would come right back the next time you load a fresher version of the same pocket query and you'd need to delete it again...
  21. o&m, Unless the PQ referencing all of your finds also contains all of your logs, there's no way to do what you're asking for: currently, PQs only contain 5 logs and if yours isn't included, there's no way to know. As far as I'm concerned, your scenario is out of the scope of GpxSonar. You may want to talk to Clyde the owner of GSAK about this though.
  22. About VGA support in GpxSonar: This evening, I loaded up GpxSonar under a variety of Pocket PC emulators (PPC 2003, PPC 2003 SE (porttrait + landscape), PPC 2003 SE VGA (porttrait + landscape) and PPC 2003 SE VGA with square screen. The only issues that I've noticed were related to the size of some dialogs in landscape mode and on square screens (VGA or not). However, the application was functional and would display cache pages just fine. If you have experienced problems other than those that I've described above in VGA mode, please let me know what they are. Thanks, -Fabien.
  23. AdventureBob Interesting. The RX1950 runs Windows Mobile 5.0 and I've never been able to test GpxSonar on this platform. It's odd to me that everything else runs OK except the field notes... Is there anyone else on this thread running GpxSonar on Windows Mobile 5.0 who could share their experience with it? Btw, this is why testers are SO needed. Regards, -Fabien.
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