+Team Trailgoon Posted March 21, 2006 Share Posted March 21, 2006 Well, maybe I'm late to the party, but I've finally figured out how to locate all the caches along a road trip route! This might seem like a lot of steps, but really, it only takes me about 30 minutes for a 200 mile trip. 1) First, I run a bunch of pocket queries until I have complete coverage of the route. I'll have 10M caches, but I'll have 'em all. It helps to keep a large supply of .gpx files on hand. 2) I then trace the route with National Geographic TOPO! software and run the GPS route tool. Then let the s/w place a cache every mile along the route. I need to parce the trip into 50mi segments first. Garmin and other s/w will probably work for this, but I own TOPO! so that's what I used. 3) I then open the route 'Export Wizard' in TOPO! and create a comma delimited text file and past it into MSWord. 4) Next, convert the file to a table in MSWord (Ctl A, Alt A, V, X). 5) Next, delete all columns except the two containg lat and long data. 6) Ctl. A, Ctl C (copy the data) 8) Open a GSAK database with the 10,000,000 waypoints and create a 'Filter'. 7) Paste the waypoint data from word into the arc/polygon section of the filter (below the # text). Set any other limits on the filter, such as 'available', terrain <2, etc. 8) Continue to cut and paste until the entire route is in the filter. 9) Save and run the filter with an appropriate distance set, about 2km. I NOW HAVE A FILE WITH EVERY CACHE WITHIN A MILE OF MY INTENDED TRIP! I'd love to hear of a cleaner way to do this, but for now, this works GREAT! -Greg The Trailgoon Los Angeles, CA Quote Link to comment
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