+Lovejoy and Tinker Posted August 28, 2010 Share Posted August 28, 2010 Why do so many people not use the additional waypoint feature when placing a cache, especially when the waypoints are for recommended parking areas? Lots of people seem to put this info on the cache page but don't set up the additional waypoints. Not a major problem, but when the parking coordinates are put in as additional waypoints and I feed the cache through GSAK onto my tomtom it's ideal, as I can use the tomtom to navigate by road to the parking area. When they are just written in the text I have to manually put them into tomtom while out and about - I know, poor me I must admit when we set up our first cache I didn't put the additional waypoints in straight away, as I got confused with having to put a code in. I didn't know what code to put in, and it said something about the codes being there for something GS have planned for the future (from memory). Presumably something they have yet to implement. I certainly think the Additional Waypoints section could be simplified so it doesn't look so confusing at first glance, then maybe more people would use it. They obviously have the coordinates to hand (to put them in the cache description), and want to include them. So if there was a simple box to put them in, without having to input codes, I am sure more people would put them in correctly. Or is it nothing to do with the online form, and perhaps people don't realise how much easier it is for everyone (ok, me) when the waypoints are entered 'correctly'. A brilliant example of the additional waypoints being used correctly and to very good effect is Chimney Rock Ramble, where the car parking waypoint is attached to cache 1 and the route you need to take is signposted using additional waypoints on the bonus cache which made following the right path straight forward, allowing us to concentrate on enjoying the surroundings and finding the caches. I won't quote any that I think are badly done Hope everyone manages to get out and about on what looks like being a lovely sunny Bank Holiday weekend for once (at least here in the SW) Lovejoy Quote Link to comment
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