jholly Posted May 6, 2013 Share Posted May 6, 2013 I stand corrected. Can anyone comment on the advantages to this new format? Any advantages in speed, content, size? If the new Oregon's can use GPX why worry about GGZ? The reason I say that Garmin hasn't "implemented" it yet is because, the last time I tried a few days ago, Opencaching only offers a GPX. I meant that the GGZ files don't seem to be available anywhere. Maybe someone could shed light. You need to go back and check that O site, it now offers it. It does seem to be a somewhat useless format. The only site that currently offers it does not have anything worth while downloading. It will be a while before the other smaller sites will offer it, if they ever do. I'm guessing the largest and most worthwhile site will probably not offer the option for a long time, if ever. So other than the obvious tweaking the tail of the dragon I see no reason for it. Unless, of course, they are trying to beat Geomate jr. at their own game. Wonder how long before Garmin offers them preloaded with all the caches from their site? From the discussions on the GSAK site it seems to be bunch of .gpx files that are zipped up and an .xml index file. Just the shear number of caches that can be handled. The Garmin site boasts 4 million caches. Unless your doing a serious power trail probably a 1,000 or 2 would be enough. Quote Link to comment
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