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cant say i like the new maps much, i loved being able to see everything with the satelite mode on the older maps, and as i just noticed, the waikato river all of a sudden goes from a nice river size to a piddly little stream about half way thru hamilton D:! bring back the old maps!

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Hi there,

I like the fact that when one hovers the cursor on the cache symbol even in a big scale the name of the cache appears.

Missing is the scale in the left bottom of the map giving an idea of the distance between points.

And another missing feature is the satellite map that allowed to zoom down to almost seing the cache :rolleyes:

The MapQuest aerial does not offer the same zooming degree, which is a shame.

 

Cheers nzkeko

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The new maps are pretty woeful. The topo maps are non-existent.

The maps have changed because Google is now charging for access to the maps. More info can be found here: http://blog.geocaching.com/2012/02/new-geocaching-com-maps/

There's been a lot of debate about the quality of the maps used to replace the Google maps. I for one aren't that happy with the OSM maps for New Zealand. What is worst though is the absolute lack of satellite or topo maps.

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If you use firefox...there is a greasemonkey script called something along the lines of geocaching.com extra map layers.....google satellite view is just 1 click away

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The new maps are pretty woeful. The topo maps are non-existent.

The maps have changed because Google is now charging for access to the maps. More info can be found here: http://blog.geocaching.com/2012/02/new-geocaching-com-maps/

There's been a lot of debate about the quality of the maps used to replace the Google maps. I for one aren't that happy with the OSM maps for New Zealand. What is worst though is the absolute lack of satellite or topo maps.

 

Try the "Open Cycle Map" choice on the new maps if you are after topo data. (click on the paper stack icon top right).

 

As ccrichie suggests there is a option to get the Google maps back using Firefox & Greasemonkey

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