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Geocaching Software Training: Nov 15, Winnipeg

 
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TurdleEggs



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PostPosted: Sep 27, 2007 8:34 pm    Post subject: Geocaching Software Training: Nov 15, Winnipeg Reply with quote

The MBGA is hosting a Waypoint Management course. The training session will cover creating pocket queries as well as some of the popular software used to manage GeoCache waypoints and send them to your PDA and GPSr. The course will be helpful to new cachers just starting to learn how to keep track of caches. As well, experienced cachers can learn a new trick or two Smile

When: Thursday, November 15th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Ecole Leila North Community School, 20 Allan Blye Drive, Room 3
Registration: Free

Please post a Will Attend
if you plan on coming out!

So far the planned topics are:

GeoCaching.com topics:
- Creating Pocket Queries
- Creating Bookmarks
- Setting up Notifications
- Finding Caches along a route
- Using the "Send to GPS" function

GeoCaching Swiss Army Knife (GSAK) topics
- Loading Pocket Queries from file and e-mail
- Using Smart Names
- Using Custom Icons for Garmin GPSr and MapSource
- Creating and Saving Filters
- Export to Cache Mate and MapSource
- Send to Garmin GPSr using Description Field
- Defining Keyboard Shortcuts

Easy GPS topics
- Adding Waypoints
- Importing to GSAK

Cache Mate topics
- Loading
- Customizing display

GPXSonar

Garmin MapSource topics:
- Loading additional maps

Google Earth

Interfacing GSAK, MapSource, Google Earth, Garmin GPSrs and Easy GPS.

Using customized icons on the Garmin 60Cx.


Note: You must be a premium member of GeoCaching.com to create Pocket Queries. Also, some the software covered at the course may have a license fee associated with it.

If you have suggestions for additional topics or questions about the class, feel free to post them here.

This event is hosted by the

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TurdleEggs



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PostPosted: Oct 06, 2007 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The event has been published. To sign up for the training, please visit Geocaching Software Training and post your “Will Attend”.

Hopefully we’ll get a great turnout!

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MuStash



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PostPosted: Nov 12, 2007 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will there be internet access available if we bring our own laptops?
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TurdleEggs



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PostPosted: Nov 13, 2007 3:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I received word from our host that there will be two computers online in the room in which the presentations will occur. It doesn’t sound like there will be internet access for your laptop.
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