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How do I view geocaches that I find at Geocaching.com on Google Earth? Is there a way of enabeling gogle earth to automatically show caches in a given region?

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How do I view geocaches that I find at Geocaching.com on Google Earth? Is there a way of enabeling gogle earth to automatically show caches in a given region?

 

Run your "My Finds" PQ and import the .GPX file.... just tried it and it works great!

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The PQ results is perfect if you know where you're going to be and have the time to wait for the PQ results.

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Another way for premium members:

 

http://www.geocaching.com/about/google.aspx

 

The Geocaching Google Earth Viewer allows you to see up to 500 geocaches within a particular map view. A "map view" is considered a single view of the map and does not include pans around the view area. Such pans count as additional map views.

 

Premium Members can receive geocache results for up to 250 different map views per day. Basic Members can receive up to 25.

 

To change the default settings so that panning or inputting another location does not automatically update the map and therefore count as an additional map view, right click on "Geocaching Google Earth Viewer" and select 'Properties'. Click on the 'Refresh' tab and change your settings. If you only want the map view to populate with geocaches on request, choose 'On Request' from the drop-down menu under "View-Based Refresh" and click 'OK'.

 

If your map is set up to populate geocaches only on request, you will need to right click on "Geocaching Google Earth Viewer" and select 'Refresh' for each map view that you want to populate.

 

Additionally, a maximum of 500 cache listings will be shown on the map at any given time. To get all the caches in the area you will need to zoom to a level that shows less than 500 listings. When the number exceeds 500 you will receive a random sampling of the caches in the area.

 

Important information on that page:

Please Note: The coordinates used in Google Earth are only an approximation and can be up to 100 ft from the actual location. The Geocaching Google Earth feature is a tool for viewing geocaches in a general location. Do not use the coordinates in Google Earth for finding or placing geocaches.

 

That fudge factor disappears if you use a PQ

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Important information on that page:

Please Note: The coordinates used in Google Earth are only an approximation and can be up to 100 ft from the actual location. The Geocaching Google Earth feature is a tool for viewing geocaches in a general location. Do not use the coordinates in Google Earth for finding or placing geocaches.

 

That fudge factor disappears if you use a PQ

 

Ok, maybe I am being stupid, by why are the caches being shown with a ~100ft error.

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It's only with the Google Earth viewer, no0t with viewing GPX files in Google Earth.

 

The processing for the Google Earth viewer is a pretty hard hit on the server for each refresh. From what I understand, they didn't want the GE viewer to replace pocket queries, so give them a randomized fudge factor. You can scope out an area, but if you really want the specific data, use a PQ.

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As a Premium Member one of the perks is to be able to view caches in Google satellite view. It will show the same as Google earth but this is withing the website and it will show you different types of caches, caches you have placed, and found. As a non-premium member you are restricted to basic map views.

 

As for looking at caches in Google Earth, I'm curious as to what notices you are being interrupted by? I have used it before and have no notices whatsoever. Unless it has to do specifically with the caches...

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I downloaded Google Earth Viewer, I don't like it as well as the older style google maps how do I undo or uninstall it. thanks

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Most computer problems can be solved with a little persistence.

 

Failing that, there's a tiny checkbox on the left panel of Google Earth where you can turn the feature off.

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Thanks a lot, back to normal. For anybody else that wants to know, you first click on the question mark in lower right of the screen.

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