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by Derringer
14 July 04 3:29 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Using Mapsource etc to find caches
Replies: 15
Views: 1849

When looking at a mapping GPS I found that 1) you have to use proprietary maps - you cannot upload maps of your own and 2) The proprietary maps lack sufficient detail. To overcome this I use a non mapping GPS and a PDA loaded with OziexplorerCE I can load any topographic map I own onto it I can link...
by Derringer
10 July 04 10:30 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Location, location!
Replies: 13
Views: 1506

Team Derringer endeavours to place caches with high location value. This usually means on top of a hill with stunning views. Our most difficult caches are set in glorious positions. All it requires is the time and effort to get there. We have been to far too many caches set in areas with little intr...
by Derringer
11 June 04 3:01 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: OziCE Help Wanted (Closed)
Replies: 5
Views: 1115

I experienced the same problem I have been told on the OzeCE forum that you cannot change the datum of the loaded map, at this stage. As for plotting new waypoints I use a little (free) utility called G7toCE which will convert datums for you. It is available from http://www.gpsinformation.org/ronh/ ...
by Derringer
13 October 03 9:58 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Screen Resolution
Replies: 12
Views: 2246

Being of more mature years I can say that anything more than 800*600 is very tiring on the eyes.
Keep in mind the older generation.
Kevin. :shock:
by Derringer
30 September 03 2:58 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Extreme geocaching in Australia?
Replies: 15
Views: 3226

You could have a go at "Beyond the Cap" Grade 4 1/2 - nobody in Victoria is leaping up to get to it. or try "On a Clear Day" for a little bit more uphill. Even "Lakeside" takes some getting to. If you have access to a 4wd, then "3D" and "A Terrible View" would be entertaining, or even "Cinnabar" - i...
by Derringer
11 September 03 10:38 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Has this ever happened to you?
Replies: 4
Views: 881

Has this ever happened to you?

In 15yrs of using Satellite Navigation, both the old Navstar system and now GPS, this is the first time I have ever had this happened to me. It occurred whislt trying to find a cache at remarkable rocks on Kangaroo Island 3m accuracy, truly remarkable. Kevin & Meredith http://www.users.bigpond.com/K...
by Derringer
10 July 03 9:37 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: cachemonkey options
Replies: 7
Views: 1772

I have solved the problem with cache monkey.
I have just been given a computer - AMD K6 500 with 256Mb ram.
Cache monkey works perfectly on this computer.
This computer is so fast compared with my ex P100 I can't believe it.
Welcome to the 20th century!!!
Kevin 8)
by Derringer
02 July 03 4:30 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: cachemonkey options
Replies: 7
Views: 1772

still no luck

Have tried all the suggestions but Cachemonkey refuses to work on my mighty P150.
Back to the bad old days of manual downloading :cry:
Might have to wait for the program to be re written.
Are there any similar programs available?
Kevin
by Derringer
30 June 03 9:28 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: cachemonkey options
Replies: 7
Views: 1772

cachemonkey options

I cannot get into options menu of cachemonkey to configure it.
I click on File then Options but nothing happens.
Any ideas anybody?
Kevin :cry:
by Derringer
23 June 03 10:19 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: New Team Needs Name
Replies: 19
Views: 3851

How about Geolanders ie Land Rover Discovery.
or on a lighter note Getabouts - it does have Geo in it.
Kevin
by Derringer
19 June 03 2:14 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Unable to access www.geocaching.com
Replies: 2
Views: 1044

If I go to the login page and logon, I can get past this message.
But why should I have to login each time I access the site?
Kevin :(
by Derringer
19 June 03 1:55 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Unable to access www.geocaching.com
Replies: 2
Views: 1044

Unable to access www.geocaching.com

Anybody else unable to get into geocaching.com? All I get is this message when going to the web page. Server Error in '/' Application. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Object reference not set to an instance of an object. Description: An unhandled exce...
by Derringer
22 May 03 3:36 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Help - Co-ord conversion expertise required
Replies: 9
Views: 1732

Do you know what map datum the co-ordinates were recorded in?
Without that piece of information converting it to WGS84 for Geocaching.com may prove difficult.
The positions may have been recorded in WGS84 for all we know, in which case you only need to convert the position format
by Derringer
22 May 03 3:15 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Help - Co-ord conversion expertise required
Replies: 9
Views: 1732

Co-ordinates

What do you wish to convert it to Sue? The first position is recorded in Degrees, minutes and seconds.seconds I did note that the decimal seconds are to 5 digits which is very accurate A program like Expert GPS can convert it back to Degrees Minutes.minutes or Decimal degrees. The second position ap...