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Additional waypoint feature


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I found a cache today that, for me, was 19 meters off. I posted my averaged coords in the log. I post the coords in the log because as a CacheSense user an 'additional waypoint' via the "add coordinate to this log" feature doesn't show up in the CacheSense logs. I was going to also add an additional waypoint, then got to wondering....what's the point? Is there really any need to use the "add a coordinate" feature if I post the coords in my online "Found It" log?

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I found a cache today that, for me, was 19 meters off. I posted my averaged coords in the log. I post the coords in the log because as a CacheSense user an 'additional waypoint' via the "add coordinate to this log" feature doesn't show up in the CacheSense logs. I was going to also add an additional waypoint, then got to wondering....what's the point? Is there really any need to use the "add a coordinate" feature if I post the coords in my online "Found It" log?

Yes. There's a GSAK macro that adds the additional waypoint to the list of child waypoints for that cache. That way even if the log doesn't get loaded on the GPSr the waypoint is still there.

 

Do you copy the GPX files directly to your blackberry or do you go through GSAK first. GSAK has an option to put the additional waypoint into the log text on export.

 

Otherwise, make a feature request to the CacheSense developers. I'm sure others would like it added as well.

 

The big benefit of having it separate is that for the devices that support it they can just do a goto to it without having to copy coordinates from one screen to another.

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the coordinates attached to a log show up in a seperate field in the GPX download (or in PQs) of the listing. so, theoretically whatever uses the GPX file can generate a waypoint out of those coordinates or use them in any other way. of course i'm not aware of any device which actually uses the coords for anything.

 

i was contemplating on adding that feature to my GPX processing scripts, but then got worried about the (probably large) number of waypoints generated from that.

 

other than that, it helps displaying the coordinates in a common format and saves people from converting them to degmin (i usually enter them as degdec).

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Good information. I forgot about GSAK (which I don't use) - I copy the GPX files directly to my blackberry/cachesense. Thanks for the suggestion to contact the CacheSense developers. There's an 'add a child waypoint' feature on CacheSense but maybe I'm not understanding it. I have downloaded the accompanying wpts spx file but I'm not seeing additional waypoints. I'll be sure to use GC's 'add a waypoint' feature for GSAK users. Thanks.

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