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Re: [GPSstash] Intro





Per Groundspeak:

"Groundspeak's Geocaching iPhone Application
Supported Devices

Groundspeak's GeocachingApplication is best supported by the iPhone 3G or 3GS, but is alsocompatible with the iPod Touch and 1st generation iPhones.

Pleasenote:



You will need Wi-Fi access for the application to work on theiPod Touch. Also, without GPS, compass navigation will not work on the1st generation iPhone."






-----Original Message-----
From: Sylvia Aponte
To: gpsstash@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Mon, Feb 8, 2010 11:06 am
Subject: RE: [GPSstash] Intro





I know the iPhone has geocaching capabilities. Does anyone know if the
iPod Touch also has the same features? I thought it was the same as the
iPhone, except without the phone part.

Sylvia

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From: gpsstash@yahoogroups.com [mailto:gpsstash@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of Deb Yarbrough
Sent: Sunday, February 07, 2010 7:17 PM
To: gpsstash@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [GPSstash] Intro

I currently am using a Blackberry 8900 with Geocache Navigator. I bought
the phone specifically because it had a "true" gps and would run a
geocaching progrm. I also own a Magellan Meridian Gold and a Triton 400.
I found about 10-20 caches in 2005, then got back into caching abt 3
years ago. I'd classify myself as a casual cacher and have abt 430 total
finds.

The drawbacks to the blackberry/GCN are.. battery life (of course, you
can use car charger between caches); signal strength (or lack thereof in
various locations) and a strange glitch with puzzle caches in particular
and occasional other caches in that details will not download even with
full signal.
Distance to caches is continually updated, but not resorted..
You can view the selected cache on a terrain map, street map or
satellite map. You can view logs and (if given) hints. GCN will send a
"field note" to GC.com so that when returning from the field, you can
update your finds/dnfs easily (I understand that others have this
feature as well)

If I could choose a different phone/os system, it would be the
google/android series.. or maybe the iphone, but I don't use ATT so that
is a moot point.

I have downloaded Black Star and am playing with it and Cacheberry.
Black Star will go to GC.com and pull in the caches nearest your
location at the time you request it. You can also import GPX or Loc
files Distance to caches are not updated on the fly, but time to update
seems to be short. With Black Star, you can view your imported waypoints
on a map which I haven't seen with anyother.

Downfalls to the Meridian.. I can't find a way to update the map files.
With a monochrome screen, sometimes hard to view cache location vs your
location.. Still need either paper or a laptop to read details ... size,
terrain etc. BIG Plus is the ability to import waypoint data on an sd
card.. so you COULD create various files for different areas of the
cache area and focus on those only

Downfall to the triton.. although an sd card is usable, there is no way
that I have determined to import waypoints to the card without use of a
cable. (and then, they go straight to the internal memory) I haven't
fully mastered the triton, but I have been unsuccessful in selecting a
waypoint to go to and get it's specifics to show up on the various
travel screens.

One thing I've learned from the cachers in my area are "tendancies" ..
cacher a has a tendency to use mini bison tubes near the ground...
cacher b likes things off the ground.. cacher c likes to add natural
camo to containers when possible.. When I learn a new "trend" I record
it in a small book which I keep in my cache bag... Then.. I know what I
am "likely" to be looking for..

Deb in Florida.. a "hybrid" cacher.. still use paper when going for a
designated run, or puzzle caching..

From: Tom Shewbridge
To: gpsstash@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, February 05, 2010 12:11 PM
Subject: [GPSstash] Intro

Hello to all!
My wife and I have been caching for several years and are up to about
300 caches. Obviously it's not a burning issue with us but we do enjoy
it immensely when we have the time to do it. Because of time constraints
I'm interested in eventually learning how to streamline all but the
actual "finding" process. I'm basically talking about how to download
caches and information about them, document caches, use GSAK so
something like that and fully comprehend the capabilities of the
Geocaching.com website. I currently have an old Magellan Color machine
and a Garmin 60CSXi. I'm considering selling both on EBay to justify the
purchase of a Dakota, Oregon or other GPSr that will hold all the
information needed and cut down on the hundreds of pieces of paper.
After "lurking" for a while I'll be trying to pick the brains of members
to help solve my problems. Hopefully as I gain experience I'll be able
to reciprocate. Thanks.

Tom

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