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I am new to Geocaching, I have been trying to learn how to download to my Magellan (Triton). When I download a LOC file...I can send it to my GPS but when I go to the Geocache option, I can't get it to work. Can anyone help me with this problem, Give me advice on how to do it... And Do I need to upgrade my membership before it will work? Thank You

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I believe that you need to use Magellan's VantagePoint software in order to transfer the data from your computer to the GPS unit.


The "Send to GPS" button from the cache pages only works with Garmin and DeLorme unit because those manufacturers wrote the software plug-ins that allow the data to be sent from the website. Magellan has not yet created such a plug-in for their units.

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You have to use Magellan's VantagePoint software.


You need to be a premium member to download gpx files. If you are not a premium member, follow the same procedure using the .loc files, except for the use of pocket queries; and you will not get the info listed at the bottom, only the location of the caches..


You can use either step 2a, 2b or 2c to get the caches from the website in VP.


1. On the page of a cache, click GPX eXchange File and save it to your hard drive; I organized mine into different folders, basically by city(I usually name them the same as on the website; make sure that the file name ends in .gpx)


2a. Upload the .gpx file into Vantage point; from Vantage Point software, click the library tab, select Import to import the file into VP; then select the file from your hard drive. You can only do one file at a time, pain in the butt.


2b. To import multiple gpx files at once, open the folder that contains the gpx files and open VP; click the library tab, then select geocaches(Treasure Chest icon). Select the files(hold down CTRL and click the ones you want; then drag them into VP


2c. Create a Pocket Query; unzip zip it; then import in into VP.


3. Transfer the file to GPSr. Connect your unit the the computer via usb; then from VP, click the MyGps tab. Then Click Transfer From PC to My GPS on the left where it says Snyc. Then a window will popup and to can select waypoints or geocaches; I uncheck both boxes. Then click the plus sign next to geocaches; then chech the boxes next to all the caches you want to transfer; it'll do how many ever you select. Then click OK and let it do it's thing.


What you will get on your Triton is…


1. Name

2. Cache Type

3. Coordinates

4. Distance from current location

5. Hint

6. Short Description

7. Long Description


Changes for V1.60…


Note: VP just did an upgrade to V1.60. Changes are... On step 2 the Library tab is gone, click My Journal on the left side instead of the Library tab. In step3 the MyGPS tab is gone and the icons are at the top. The section that says Sync is where you will find the Transfer From PC to My GPS icon

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