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Maybe this is a stupid question, but how the heck do I see in the app the current coordinates for where I'm standing? 

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The coords for your current location can be found at the bottom left of the compass screen. 

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Does this help? The red circled icon at the top is the Compass. When you click on that, you'll see compass directions/distance. At the bottom left is your location (where you are standing) and the bottom right is your destination.

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I see now.  There's no way to see that unless you already have another cache locked in though.  I assumed there'd be a way to see it without actively navigating towards a cache.  (like for placing a new cache)

Thank you for the info.

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On 7/28/2018 at 8:18 AM, clutzyninja said:

I see now.  There's no way to see that unless you already have another cache locked in though.  I assumed there'd be a way to see it without actively navigating towards a cache.  (like for placing a new cache)

Thank you for the info.

This is the screen I use to place a new geocache.  

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There are a number of apps for getting coordinates;  the one I use is called Latitude  Longitude. I used to use a different one but didn't like it because it only let me save 3 locations. 

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I tried a couple apps but none of them displayed coordinates in the decimal format geocache uses, and I gave up after 3 different ones, lol

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12 minutes ago, clutzyninja said:

I tried a couple apps but none of them displayed coordinates in the decimal format geocache uses, and I gave up after 3 different ones, lol

 

They often don't have Geocaching.com style coordinates by default.  "Spyglass", for example, can be changed easily to DDM format, even the free version.

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THe ones I tried didn't have DDM as an option, for the ones that could be changed at all.  Now that I know how to check within the geocache app itself, it's a moot point though.  I will check out Spyglass if I come back around to needing a separate app, thank you.

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The app I use is called GPS Status.  I'm on the "Pro" version but I seem to recall a free version as well.  It provides probably more information than I need on the opening compass screen but on the secondary screen (a swipe away) it gives latitude and longitude, altitude, heading, orientation, and if you have a target programmed in it gives your the target's lat and long and bearing.  What I find really handy is that you can also set up location POIs and store multiple readings of a potential cache hide to work out averages.

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I'm giving up on Latitude Longitude -- even though I changed the format and it does display DDM, it doesn't save in that format.   I'm going to try GPS  Status, and yes there is a free version. 

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On 8/11/2018 at 11:03 AM, Nunavut Taidy said:

The app I use is called GPS Status.  I'm on the "Pro" version but I seem to recall a free version as well.  It provides probably more information than I need on the opening compass screen but on the secondary screen (a swipe away) it gives latitude and longitude, altitude, heading, orientation, and if you have a target programmed in it gives your the target's lat and long and bearing.  What I find really handy is that you can also set up location POIs and store multiple readings of a potential cache hide to work out averages.

I like GPS status and have the pro version, but it seems to stay on when the other apps using it are closed and really seems to be quite a suck on my battery.

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20 minutes ago, J Grouchy said:

This is the one I use for obtaining coordinates: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.destil.gpsaveraging

 

Just tried it out for the first time. I like it.

 

It took only a minute or more to get to 50 measurements and it was interesting watching the margin of error of the averaged measurements drop from about 33 feet to 5, but then as it continued to take more measurements, the margin of error starting climbing again. Doggone drift. By the time it was up to 60 measurements, the margin of error was back up to 8 feet.

 

It's kind of like turning waypoint averaging on my Garmin GPSMap and watching the Confidence percentage go up, but sometimes goes back down. I can sometimes hit 100% confidence in 10 minutes depending on conditions.

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10 minutes ago, Team Christiansen said:

Just tried it out for the first time. I like it.

 

It took only a minute or more to get to 50 measurements and it was interesting watching the margin of error of the averaged measurements drop from about 33 feet to 5, but then as it continued to take more measurements, the margin of error starting climbing again. Doggone drift. By the time it was up to 60 measurements, the margin of error was back up to 8 feet.

 

It's kind of like turning waypoint averaging on my Garmin GPSMap and watching the Confidence percentage go up, but sometimes goes back down. I can sometimes hit 100% confidence in 10 minutes depending on conditions.

 

I don't usually go higher than 20.  I'll take 15-20, stop, walk away about 100 feet or so, come back and do it again for another 15-20.  Sometimes I repeat a third or fourth time if the numbers vary enough. 

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