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  1. Does anyone know if Garmin's Mapsource United States Topo can be loaded onto a nuvi 205W? The Mapsource version I am running is 6.15.7. I also have the disk set that I originally purchased some years ago, and that is Version 3.02. Thanks for whatever info anyone can provide!
  2. Leaving a few business cards or discount cards in the cache offering a discount at your B&B seems reasonable to me. It is merely a bonus for finding the cache. As long as you do not mention the discount or any other similar offer in your description, I think there should be no perception that this is a commercial attempt to solicit business.
  3. Nice job, I'm looking forward to seeing the articles. This will be an excellent forum to highlight the positive aspects of this "thing" we do.
  4. Here's a desert tortoise that we ran across in southern AZ. "I've never been lost, but I was a might bewildered for three days once." - Daniel Boone
  5. A trusty Legend with Mapsource US Topo. I recently added the topo and am generally happy with the extra detail it provides; the contour interval good be better, but it works well. "I've never been lost, but I was a might bewildered for three days once." - Daniel Boone
  6. Just adding my "Nice Job!" to the others. Keep up the good work on improving an otherwise already great site. "I've never been lost, but I was a might bewildered for three days once." - Daniel Boone
  7. Curious George or anyone else, does that spreadsheet you mentioned only provide coord conversions in WGS84 or are other datums supported? "I've never been lost, but I was a might bewildered for three days once." - Daniel Boone
  8. Sure, $6 is not unreasonable. Team 360 is correct, those little black lights are also handy for spotting scorpions. That light might be useful out here. I've been stung once. "I've never been lost, but I was a might bewildered for three days once." - Daniel Boone
  9. Anders is right, GPS Trackmaker will allow you edit them all at once. It's free and worked great once I updated a .dll also provided as a free download on the same site. It will not read the .loc file directly (at least I cannot get it to do that), but it can accept the output from your GPSr for edit and reload. The selection process of the waypoints to edit is still a little cumbersome, but is manageable. For example, in the few minutes I have played with it, I cannot find a way to select all waypoints beginning with "gc", but other searches work almost as well. Here's the site: GPS Trackmaker "I've never been lost, but I was a might bewildered for three days once." - Daniel Boone[/i
  10. Post what you need converted and I'll be glad to help. That would be the easiest approach. "I've never been lost, but I was a might bewildered for three days once." - Daniel Boone
  11. A good question. I am a recently elected school board member and think highly of exposing young students to technology such as GPSrs. Here are some key points you might want to incorporate into your learning plan. The concepts of: coordinate systems datums how these relate to maps (locate your current location on a map) magnetic, grid (map), and true north compass fundamentals the elements of the GPS system elevation accuracy respect for nature cache in, trash out fundamentals of caching & using the unit The detail to which you would address the above listed items depends on the age and aptitude of your students. Be sure to issue each of the students a congratulatory certificate recognizing his/her first find. I'd be glad to help out in any way I could. I'd also be interested in the details of your grant. Our K through 8 would benefit from something like this. "I've never been lost, but I was a might bewildered for three days once." - Daniel Boone
  12. It will be much like it is today, except there will be a tax on each find, a signal use fee, a law about not using GPSrs while driving, a law outlawing caches in the city limits, a "GPSr for the needy" program by the libs (Michael Savage will love that one), and some lame reality tv show about celebrity extreme caching. "I've never been lost, but I was a might bewildered for three days once." - Daniel Boone
  13. IMHO, it does not sound like a find. If they had said "unable to sign log because it was wet", then that would be fine, but the two logs in question clearly indicate they did not locate the cache. Verify it's still there, maintain it if it needs work, and give them another chance to log it. "I've never been lost, but I was a might bewildered for three days once." - Daniel Boone
  14. Hello DuhNPookinz, Always glad to see another 'Zonie here. I have not used the Vista, but can vouch for the Legend as did a prior poster. It has served me well and has all the features I need. Good luck in the adventures ahead! "I've never been lost, but I was a might bewildered for three days once." - Daniel Boone
  15. I liked that money origami shirt too. Here's a link I found. Money Shirt "I've never been lost, but I was a might bewildered for three days once." - Daniel Boone
  16. See? That's why pocket knives were banned from caches. "I've never been lost, but I was a might bewildered for three days once." - Daniel Boone
  17. Great article, thanks for sharing it. This was an excellent treatment of our game, and just the kind of positive PR that we need. Good job! "I've never been lost, but I was a might bewildered for three days once." - Daniel Boone
  18. I believe EasyMPS (yep, MPS, not GPS) will do what you need. It also combines multiple .loc files into a single file quite nicely. The developer, Ian, is very responsive to inquiries. Check it out. Best yet, it's free! EasyMPS "I've never been lost, but I was a might bewildered for three days once." - Daniel Boone
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