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Peter and Gloria



Joined: 06 Mar 2005
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PostPosted: Aug 13, 2007 4:47 pm    Post subject: Pocket Queries for MB caches Reply with quote

For anyone interested, the easiest way to get all the caches in Manitoba is to do PQs by dates placed. I just redid the best date ranges.

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PQ   From             To                   Count
01    2/5/2001      5/11/2006              496
02    5/12/2006     2/9/2007               498 
03    2/10/2007     12/31/2008             434 
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winnipegk5



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PostPosted: Aug 13, 2007 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info. I usually do mine by mileage from 2 or 3 points in the province but this looks much easier and concise.
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lizardo



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PostPosted: Aug 14, 2007 12:36 am    Post subject: Thank you! Reply with quote

Three cheers for Peter!

Now THIS is information I can use! Thank you.

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kruzrrr



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PostPosted: Aug 23, 2007 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it me or has anyone else noticed the " E-BOOK " option missing from the pocket query page.
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FoodNinja



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PostPosted: Aug 23, 2007 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I totaly think I am not using my premium account to its fullest.
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Peter and Gloria



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PostPosted: Aug 24, 2007 2:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kruzrrr
Ebook is dead. http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=171647
I looked at Ebook when I first became a premimum member, but never used it.
I put my PQs into GSAK and then create Cachemate files from there for my Palm. It gives me everything I need except pictures for the rare cache that needs them.

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kruzrrr



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PostPosted: Aug 24, 2007 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That sounds like a good alternative but I'm sometimes a little challenged when it comes to new technologies.
Is Cachemate part of GSAK?
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Peter and Gloria



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PostPosted: Aug 25, 2007 2:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cachemate is a database program that is installed in your palm or pocket PC. GSAK can send almost all the cache info from a GPX into Cachemate.
Cost is US$8 and you can try before you buy.
http://www.smittyware.com/palm/cachemate/
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kruzrrr



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PostPosted: Aug 26, 2007 6:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks a bunch for the info. Very Happy It will keep me from going back to printing down trees.
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Peter and Gloria



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PostPosted: Sep 03, 2007 4:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Pocket Queries for MB caches Reply with quote

Peter and Gloria wrote:
For anyone interested, the easiest way to get all the caches in Manitoba is to do PQs by dates placed. I just redid the best date ranges.

Code:
PQ   From             To                   Count
01    2/5/2001      5/11/2006              496
02    5/12/2006     2/9/2007               498 
03    2/10/2007     12/31/2008             434 


Wow! 85 new caches since this post and MB now has 1500 caches. Three PQ will no longer be enough to get all MB caches. PQ 1 & 2 can be left the way there are and just change the end date of PQ 3 as well as add PQ 4

Code:
PQ   From             To                   Count
01    2/5/2001      5/11/2006              496 (now 492)
02    5/12/2006     2/9/2007               498 (now 493)
03    2/10/2007     28/08/2007              434 (now 495)
04    29/08/2007     12/31/2008           NEW   only 21     
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lizardo



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PostPosted: Jul 20, 2009 8:03 pm    Post subject: Lemme blow the dust off of this one... Reply with quote

I noticed that my pocket query list wasn't as efficient as it could be, so I updated the dates. For the new folks reading this for the first time, this will help you to run an efficient group of Pocket Queries that will provide GPX or LOC files for all of the Manitoba caches. This is especially useful if you use an offline database such as GSAK or Cacheberry.

PQ1 Feb/5/2001 to Jun/24/2006 - 497 results
PQ2 Jun/25/2006 to Jun/21/2007 - 499 results
PQ3 Jun/22/2007 to May/17/2008 - 489 results
PQ4 May/18/2008 to Sept/27/2008 - 491 results
PQ5 Sept/28/2008 to Jun/22/2009 - 493 results
PQ6 Jun/23/2009 to Dec/31/2010 - 109 results

Just select the following when you run your query:
Name the query appropriately -see below.
Days to Generate: Leave blank for now.
How often the query runs: uncheck day of the week...
500 Caches
Any type
Any Container
***Several fields left alone. No boxes checked in the "That" or "And" sections.***
Select Manitoba in the State/Province list
None Selected for From Origin
Then Placed during should contain the ranges above. One range for each query.

When I named the query at the top of the list, I use a numeric prefix and then the date range: 1 - 2/5/2001 - 6/24/2006. That way they don't get all mixed up in your Pocket Query list.

Hope that helps somebody.

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NovaToba



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PostPosted: Apr 15, 2010 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Peter & Gloria as well as Lizardo, this is awesome info; I just have a couple of questions. I have cacheberry on my BB & just started using it as my Bushnell GPSr wasn't the best for caching, now I have a Colorado 300 & it's light years ahead of what we're used to so it'll take some time to get it all figured out.

Question 1.When you run these pocket queries & they end up on your email, how do they get merged with the Cacheberry app? When you open the email does it try to merge like it does when you go to the individule cache page & click on GPXexchange file?

Question 2.Is this how you load all the caches onto your Garmin product without going to each cache & clicking the send to GPS tab?

Would anyone with knowledge & have good teaching skills or like talking about this stuff be interested in hosting an event like this http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=9a0a59c9-ac9c-4c66-a641-1602e3fe0eb0 or called GC24Y4E as you can see this area of the game is a struggle for me as the computer side of this I'm not to strong with.

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ertyu



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PostPosted: Apr 15, 2010 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't speak about Blackberrys and question 1.

For question 2, I think most of us have migrated to using GSAK to load caches onto our GPSr. It's a very powerful and sometimes complex tool, it can be a bit intimidating at first, but you'll soon learn all the handy features and customization it supports to make loading and caching a nicer task.

The MBGA has held a few seminars in the past and we've posted the materials online for reference, http://www.mbgeocaching.ca/tutorials. It would be a good idea to host a new seminar sometime soon though.
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lizardo



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PostPosted: Apr 15, 2010 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also use cacheberry. I have had trouble with loading certain types of GPX files. My version of Cacheberry only accepts GPX 1.0 files, If I try to load GPX 1.1 files, it doesn't work.

As ertyu said, I use GSAK as well. For switching between the two versions of GPX files, it makes it much easier. Although, since upgrading to the Oregon 550 myself, I can't really see too much of a use for cacheberry. Other than the WAP.Geocaching.com access from the berry (which is not dependant on Cacheberry), the blackberry may just stay in its holster.

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NovaToba



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PostPosted: Apr 20, 2010 6:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Lemme blow the dust off of this one... Reply with quote

lizardo wrote:
I noticed that my pocket query list wasn't as efficient as it could be, so I updated the dates. For the new folks reading this for the first time, this will help you to run an efficient group of Pocket Queries that will provide GPX or LOC files for all of the Manitoba caches. This is especially useful if you use an offline database such as GSAK or Cacheberry.

PQ1 Feb/5/2001 to Jun/24/2006 - 497 results
PQ2 Jun/25/2006 to Jun/21/2007 - 499 results
PQ3 Jun/22/2007 to May/17/2008 - 489 results
PQ4 May/18/2008 to Sept/27/2008 - 491 results
PQ5 Sept/28/2008 to Jun/22/2009 - 493 results
PQ6 Jun/23/2009 to Dec/31/2010 - 109 results

Just select the following when you run your query:
Name the query appropriately -see below.
Days to Generate: Leave blank for now.
How often the query runs: uncheck day of the week...
500 Caches
Any type
Any Container
***Several fields left alone. No boxes checked in the "That" or "And" sections.***
Select Manitoba in the State/Province list
None Selected for From Origin
Then Placed during should contain the ranges above. One range for each query.

When I named the query at the top of the list, I use a numeric prefix and then the date range: 1 - 2/5/2001 - 6/24/2006. That way they don't get all mixed up in your Pocket Query list.

Hope that helps somebody.


These can only be run once a week correct? I can't run all these lists the same day correct?

Thank you,
PMers

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