+The Southseakers Posted July 1, 2005 Share Posted July 1, 2005 (edited) LordElph's excellent GeocachingOSMaps script (see the Greasemonkey Thread) inspired me to do a little Greasemonkey-ing around of my own, so I started at the top of my wish list: 1) Wouldn't it be nice if cache pages had an OS map embedded in them instead of that "really useful" grey map that shows half of England... The resulting script will embed a 1:25000 OS map snippet on the cache page in place of the existing map with a small red circle displayed (very) approximately over the cache. The map is gleaned from the multimap web site and is linked to its original web page (so clicking on the map will take you to the relevant multimap page). Once again, this will only work for users of the Firefox browser with the Greasemonkey extension installed (see the above linked thread for details on how to install Greasemonkey). Once you have installed Greasemonkey, right click on the following link and select "Install User Script": GeocachingOSMapEmbedder.user.js Now go and visit a cache page.... Cool Huh? Before After The script has a few problems at the moment, but I've still found it very useful: 1) It only works for mainland Britain at the moment, although I am working on a European version for my next holiday.... 2) The small red circle can be very approximate on occasions, and should be used as a guide only to the whereabouts of the cache, rely on your GPS when you get close... 3) When printed out, the red circle becomes a black square, blocking out the map immediately around the cache (I don't want to make it too easy! ), although I'm working on this too. 4) When no map can be found, it would be nice to revert to the original GC map rather than displaying the blank square. Any other ideas for improvements, please let me know Edited to fix link to script Edited July 1, 2005 by The Southseakers Quote Link to comment
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