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Re: [GPSstash] Searching on geocaching.com?


PLUS!!! being a GC.com Premium member gives access to Member only caches!!!

and I LOVE GSAK.. Between being a premium member at GC.com, and having GSAK, I can search for caches of various types or d/t combinations in any area I want. So... presuming I am taking a trip to Illinois from Florida (which I will be doing this summer), I can pull up google earth and create my "route", upload that to GC.com, create a pocket query of the route, download it and export it to one of my mapping programs, determine those that aren't worth going after... (like the ones where I'd have to rent a canoe and paddle for 5 hours to get to -just not going to have the time to get to them ; )) I can then delete those from GSAK, export the caches to my gps's via programs, or SD card, Print out any puzzle files or tricky pages, then away I go.

Yes.. it does require forethought, but by doing it this way, I am open to being able to go for that ONE big cache that I need to finish a challeng, or I can just drive along and enjoy the scenery, and if a cache pops up along my route... hey.. I can go for it.. EZ PZ.

FWIW, I currently have a Triton 400 and a Garmin Nuvi 265. Magellan Meridian Platinum is on it's way. I plan to import the files into the Garmin, and create files of various caches on SD cards for the Platinum. I'll import the "MUST DO" caches on the Triton. The Triton was supposed to have had that import via SD card feature, but I can't figure it out, and I've had three individuals at Tech support walk me through it, but it ain't there that I can find.. SD card is apparently only for import of maps.

Deb.

-------------- Original message from Rob Richardson : --------------

That's true, and it would probably be worth doing. Thank you.

Rob

On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 11:32 PM, Andrew Senger wrote:
> You're right -- that won't help you right now.
>
> However, if you're a Premium Member, you can get a PQ of the Cleveland
> area, add it to gsak, then do the search. It takes a bit of time, but
> much easier than looking at each cache one-by-one.
>
> Andrew Senger
> asenger@gmail.com
> http://www.yawetag.net
> "I can't win anything. In fact, if you look up 'loser' in the
> dictionary, you'll see someone else's photo!" --Andrew Senger
>
>
>
> On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 10:15 PM, Rob Richardson wrote:
>> Andrew,
>>
>> Thank you for the suggestion. However, as far as I can tell this late
>> at night, it does not solve my problem. Once I download specific
>> caches into my database, I can do all the searching my heart desires.
>> The problem is, I don't know what specific caches I want. I want to
>> search all 700,000+ caches at geocaching.com for any caches with the
>> words "Cleveland Metroparks" in them. To use GSAK, I have to already
>> know about the caches. I don't yet.
>>
>> RobR
>
>
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>
> Cache listing services:
> http://geocaching.com
> http://geopeitus.ee
> http://navicache.com
> http://geocaching.hu
> http://geocaching.ru
> http://geocaching.gpsgames.org
> http://terracaching.com
> http://geocaching.com.au
> http://opencaching.de
> http://opencaching.pl
> http://opencaching.cz
> http://freecaching.nl
> http://gps.pcwize.com
>
> Buxley's Geocaching Waypoint
> http://www.brillig.com/geocaching/Yahoo! Groups Links
>
>
>
>

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