+antonym Posted July 10, 2003 Share Posted July 10, 2003 OK, quick question. I couldn't find any answers in searching and F.A.Q. perusing. If I missed an answer to this, my apologies. I was noticing, while messing around with downloading waypoints, there are two distinct ways of getting additional waypoints near a cache or point of interest. They are: 1) Waypoint Downloads -- Perform a query based on various criteria (ZIP, Coord, Keyword, etc.) 2) Nearest Placenames -- Select a cache and download a waypoint file while marking the "also download nearest placenames" checkbox. When using option (1), all waypoints are properly labeled with their appropriate unique Geocaching waypoint ID (eg. GC123ABC). When using option (2), only the active cache is labeled properly and all subsequent nearby caches are labeled in a sequential manner (eg. GS1, GS2, GS3 etc.) I'm just wondering why this is this way. Is it a member/non-member thing? Is there a way to get method (2) waypoints labeled uniquely so that it is easier/quicker to pull up a found cache by it's unique ID? Any insights, speculations, derogatory, or inflamatory comments welcome! Thanks in advance! Quote Link to comment
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