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Project a waypoint with the App?

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Hey everybody,

 

My girlfriend and I were out for a casual stroll and decided to look for some caches. I didn't bring my Garmin because I didn't think we would need it for a few simple caches. One cache we decided to do required some math in order to get the coordinates to the "real" starting point. I could not figure out how to input the new coordinates so that the iPhone App would guide me to them. So, my question is, how do I project a waypoint using the iPhone App? Thanks!

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Go into the app and open a cache. Any cache, it does not matter.

 

Hit "navigate to cache" and a map loads.

 

On the top menu bar hit the Flag symbol

 

A new window will appear where you can enter/change the coordinates.

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On the latest version of the app it's a button with three little dots on it instead of a flag.

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I feel compelled to point out that marking a new waypoint is NOT the same as projecting one.

 

A projected waypoint is based on a particular waypoint and is XXX distance at YYY azimuth (direction) (usually entered in the same format as geocaches, but not necessarily).

 

I don't think any of the official smartphone apps can do this, but there ARE may apps available that can.

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I feel compelled to point out that marking a new waypoint is NOT the same as projecting one.

 

A projected waypoint is based on a particular waypoint and is XXX distance at YYY azimuth (direction) (usually entered in the same format as geocaches, but not necessarily).

 

I don't think any of the official smartphone apps can do this, but there ARE may apps available that can.

I respectfully beg to differ on this. Most of the apps I have looked at have 3 options available when you select mark a new waypoint; current GPS location, manual coordinate entry, and projection from your current location. This last option is how most projection multi caches work. I do not recall seeing any apps with a built in option to do a projection from an arbitrary starting point. A secondary utility would be needed for that, but most caches would not require that.

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Most of the apps I have looked at have 3 options available when you select mark a new waypoint; current GPS location, manual coordinate entry, and projection from your current location.

Many of the 3rd-party apps have a projection function. The official apps do not, as stated by AZcachemeister.

 

I don't think any of the official smartphone apps can do this, but there ARE may apps available that can.

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Most of the apps I have looked at have 3 options available when you select mark a new waypoint; current GPS location, manual coordinate entry, and projection from your current location.

Many of the 3rd-party apps have a projection function. The official apps do not, as stated by AZcachemeister.

 

I don't think any of the official smartphone apps can do this, but there ARE may apps available that can.

 

WHOA, I thought I was loosing it there for a second.

Thanks for the back-up, A-Team. :)

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