Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Froboz

Returning and getting started help

Recommended Posts

So I am looking at doing this again, I used my gamin gps, a palm tungsten and cachemate in the past.  My geo bag was stolen from my car a few years ago.   I still have my garmen and a smart phone but what I used to do was download a pocket query and create routes in cachemate usually a 2 or four mile loop so I could get a good walk or hike while geocaching.  

 

So so my question is getting started how would I accomplish that now?   Okay update my garmin is dead so I ordered a new garmin 64st.  Also just remembered gsak which is what I used for routes.  

 

What at I would like to do is use my garmin in to find, phone to log as I find, and some software or app that makes it easy to plan routes like I describe above.  

Edited by Froboz

Share this post


Link to post

Welcome back.

GSAK is now freeware, if you have a non-Apple computer.

Geocaching Official App is free, either Android or iOS.

Premium membership is needed for Pocket Queries and to get full features on the app.

I use my phone to make Field Notes/Draft logs when finding caches, then upload them & log on my computer later. For me, it's better than trying to write my log on the phone screen in the field. 

 

  • Helpful 2

Share this post


Link to post

I've used Microsoft's Streets & Trips for route planning for years, but they no longer support it so new maps aren't coming out.  It's still useful for long distance, general route planning.   Since you use a Garmin, check out Garmin's BootCamp, you can plan routes and upload them to the 64, use free maps (I.e.. OSM) and load then to GPSr and save you daily travels (if you turn on tracks on 64) to look at later.

 

Share this post


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

×
×
  • Create New...