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kissme11



Joined: 10 Jun 2010
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PostPosted: Aug 16, 2011 5:38 pm    Post subject: Mapping help Reply with quote

Does anybody know a way, if possible, to mark waypoints on gc.com's map?

Basically I want to be able to add all my solved puzzles to the map so I can "try" to plan a route.
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ertyu



Joined: 25 Apr 2005
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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Aug 16, 2011 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You would have to build your own map. So you would probably want some tool to alter the co-ordinates of the puzzles in a gpx file and then another tool to plot them on a map. I would typically do this with gsak and mapsource.
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kissme11



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PostPosted: Aug 16, 2011 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks!
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ruylopez



Joined: 16 Aug 2010
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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Aug 16, 2011 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might want to also check out some browser extensions that basically add features to geocaching.com. For example, Chrome has an extension called CacheList, that allows you to create a list of caches you want to visit and view/print them from a map (you might even be able to add solved coordinates). Other browsers like Explorer and Firefox probably have similar ones.
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kissme11



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PostPosted: Aug 16, 2011 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you!
And thanks to both of you for putting examples, I'm a little computer illiterate as you probably noticed.

I'm probably going to have many questions when I try to figure these out tomorrow.
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kissme11



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PostPosted: Aug 17, 2011 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried both ways, got confused with one and the other one only converted things into a gpx file.

But I did find something great and simple, after much random googling [Wink]

You can take everything in your gps and drag it onto google earth, haven't quite figured out exactly what I did yet.

Thank you so much, again, I really do appreciate it!
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GentlePurpleRain



Joined: 24 Aug 2011
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PostPosted: Sep 01, 2011 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Being able to view actual coordinates of puzzle caches on the map (after solving) is currently the most-voted-for request on the GC.com feedback forum. It has been "prioritized in the system," so I expect that it will be added to the site at some point.
http://feedback.geocaching.com/forums/75775-geocaching-com/suggestions/1051079-solving-a-mystery
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kissme11



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PostPosted: Nov 11, 2011 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They finally did it!!!
You can now edit the coords on the cache page [Very Happy]
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ruylopez



Joined: 16 Aug 2010
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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Nov 12, 2011 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, the half did it. The updated coords don't come up in your pocket queries so don't be fooled when you download your caches as pocket queries and there are no updated coords or child waypoints with updated coords.
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kissme11



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PostPosted: Nov 12, 2011 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I just discovered that, they don't even show up on the beta map... only on the cache page map.
Oh well, at least they kind of tried!
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kissme11



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PostPosted: Nov 12, 2011 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's a child waypoint?
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ruylopez



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PostPosted: Nov 13, 2011 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A child waypoint is a waypoint that has been associated with a geocache such as parking coordinates, a stage of a multi, etc.
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kissme11



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PostPosted: Nov 17, 2011 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ohhhh!
Thanks
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kissme11



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PostPosted: Nov 30, 2011 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just discovered that it will move the location in your gps if you send it manually.
Not ideal for planning routes but at least now I don't have to constantly change back and forth between settings to review the description on my unit while looking.
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