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I'm sure I read a thread about this before but that was before I discovered how to to download waypoints!

 

Is there a simple way of dealing with the new seven figure waypoints? e.g. This evening I tried to download some new caches onto my GPS where the first six digits were the same for each of them, so only one of the caches downloaded - presumably because the GPS only recognised the first six figures and not the seventh one which was different in every case.

 

I have been using easyGPS to download them - is the answer to use GSAK or is there an easier alternative?

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Oh - sounds like we might bump into you tomorrow!!! :):huh::huh:

 

I use GSAK to download them - on the send to bit for your GPS you tell it how many characters it can display for a waypoint- I use %smart and have it set at 8 letters- but you can do it as 6 (thought your new one would take more??) i then get names on the GPS like "SECRETGA" "SEALSLIK""GOINGGRE" although when it comes to series of caches it can be a bit difficult to work out "FIFEROCA" is one of the Fife Rocks! series ( dont ask me what one though!!) :)

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Oh - sounds like we might bump into you tomorrow!!! :):huh::huh:

 

I use GSAK to download them - on the send to bit for your GPS you tell it how many characters it can display for a waypoint- I use %smart and have it set at 8 letters- but you can do it as 6 (thought your new one would take more??) i then get names on the GPS like "SECRETGA" "SEALSLIK""GOINGGRE" although when it comes to series of caches it can be a bit difficult to work out "FIFEROCA" is one of the Fife Rocks! series ( dont ask me what one though!!) :)

 

 

 

true ... but you can display the Smart Name as a field on GSAK and if there is any ambiguity in the waypoint name , its dead easy to edit and override it to whatver you want it called ...... so "FIFEROCA" could be changed to "FIFER1" say.....

 

 

 

Bet you wish you had persevered with GSAK AB :huh::):)

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Can I join this thead too please? I'm having the same problem as allieballie as I use a yellow eTrex. Form the answers to date I think that I'd like to do what The Royles are suggesting, but preferably just drop the second 'C' (that way they'd all start with 'G' and be listed in the same folder on my eTrex). However, where/how do I use the %drop2 (sorry, should that be %drop1?)?

 

I use GSAKand have been able to import a macro or 2 to date, but knowing nothing about programming or databases, I don't know where to put this.

 

Any help would be really appreciated?

 

Robin (FollowMeChaps)

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Can I join this thead too please? I'm having the same problem as allieballie as I use a yellow eTrex. Form the answers to date I think that I'd like to do what The Royles are suggesting, but preferably just drop the second 'C' (that way they'd all start with 'G' and be listed in the same folder on my eTrex). However, where/how do I use the %drop2 (sorry, should that be %drop1?)?

 

I use GSAKand have been able to import a macro or 2 to date, but knowing nothing about programming or databases, I don't know where to put this.

 

Any help would be really appreciated?

 

Robin (FollowMeChaps)

Robin,

 

In the export box on GSAK, there is usually a field for "Waypoint name", it is here that you would put the %drop2. It usually has %code in it by default, this is what sets the name to the GC number.

 

The bad news is there is no easy way of dropping just the first character.

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Can I join this thead too please? I'm having the same problem as allieballie as I use a yellow eTrex. Form the answers to date I think that I'd like to do what The Royles are suggesting, but preferably just drop the second 'C' (that way they'd all start with 'G' and be listed in the same folder on my eTrex). However, where/how do I use the %drop2 (sorry, should that be %drop1?)?

 

I use GSAKand have been able to import a macro or 2 to date, but knowing nothing about programming or databases, I don't know where to put this.

 

Any help would be really appreciated?

 

Robin (FollowMeChaps)

Robin,

 

In the export box on GSAK, there is usually a field for "Waypoint name", it is here that you would put the %drop2. It usually has %code in it by default, this is what sets the name to the GC number.

 

The bad news is there is no easy way of dropping just the first character.

If you want all your waypoints to start wit a 'G', you can put G%drop2 in this box, effectively dropping the 'C'. :anibad:

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