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by caughtatwork
20 November 20 3:03 pm
Forum: dragonZone and Games
Topic: Report dragonZone issues / problems here
Replies: 270
Views: 80624

Re: Report dragonZone issues / problems here

It does work, it's just very slow. The polygon (outline) of that zone is extremely complex. There are lots and lots of island which make for their own polygon in the database. The query to get the data takes about 2 minutes. If then has to render it on the screen. It may be that the Google Map is al...
by caughtatwork
12 November 20 8:21 am
Forum: dragonZone and Games
Topic: Dragon Zone points
Replies: 46
Views: 17295

Re: Dragon Zone points

Please recalculate the zone statistics.
On the right hand side click or tap on "Recalculate dragonZone".
Sometimes transactions happen out of order, so the self service recalculation should sort it out.
by caughtatwork
14 October 20 9:07 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Drone Cache (Split from original thread)
Replies: 20
Views: 313

Re: Drone Cache (Split from original thread)

Most drones have camera. Photo of you (can be obscured) at place x. Amazing how many places drones are banned here in Tassie without permits (even with a RPAS license) That would put it in the realm of a virtual style geocache which is cool. I would hope that we can have some discussion on how to u...
by caughtatwork
14 October 20 9:05 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Drone Cache (Split from original thread)
Replies: 20
Views: 313

Re: Drone Cache (Split from original thread)

would any drone cache have to be a T5 as special equipment is required? I wouldn't think so. A chirp (beacon) cache can really only be done with a garmin GPS (or phone with an ANT receiver), but they are not marked as T5. If you're hunting a drone cache, then you need a drone and that removes the n...
by caughtatwork
13 October 20 1:17 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Drone Cache (Split from original thread)
Replies: 20
Views: 313

Re: Drone Cache (Split from original thread)

Our Neighbourhood Amenity Local Law 2014 requires that you obtain a permit to fly a drone or any remotely piloted aircraft within a municipal reserve. It would seem that if you're not in a municipal reserve in Geelong you're not constrained by that bylaw. All challenges for the hider to determine w...
by caughtatwork
13 October 20 9:34 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Drone Cache (Split from original thread)
Replies: 20
Views: 313

Re: Drone Cache (Split from original thread)

Correct. Legal placement and retrieval of geocaches is the owners and finders accountability.
by caughtatwork
12 October 20 2:19 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Drone Cache (Split from original thread)
Replies: 20
Views: 313

Re: Drone Cache (Split from original thread)

I'm not worried about some people who can't find them. There are technical tree climbs that I can do. There are mysteries I can't solve. There are water caches I can't get to. There are chirp caches I cannot do. I'm happy with having something like this if we decide to proceed.
by caughtatwork
12 October 20 2:18 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Drone Cache (Split from original thread)
Replies: 20
Views: 313

Re: Drone Cache (Split from original thread)

Any dragonZone candidate must be a physical geocache. So if we want a drone cache to be included it MUST be a physical cache with a logbook. i.e. You will have to place, retrieve, sign and return it via drone. However if we don't want them in the dragonZone suite, they can be a codeword or other vir...
by caughtatwork
12 October 20 10:30 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Drone Cache (Split from original thread)
Replies: 20
Views: 313

Re: Drone Cache (Split from original thread)

So, this is now with the community to discuss and provide options for how to do a drone cache. e.g. codeword printed on the container (codeword sharing becomes an issue) physically retrieve, sign, replace with a drone drone takes picture of the geocache in situ with photo as evidence of find other w...
by caughtatwork
12 October 20 10:06 am
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: My Query - filenames
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Re: My Query - filenames

We don't do that because of the challenges of strange, weird and non-UTF8 characters that people like to add to try and "break" the system. e.g. check geocaches with emojis in their name. Some software handle them, some don't Not all fail gracefully. There are also challenges with sending files with...
by caughtatwork
09 October 20 10:13 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Drone Cache (Split from original thread)
Replies: 20
Views: 313

Re: Trigs with drones

Maybe we should have a drone geocache type where the cache is hidden using a drone and the find is made in the same way. Or there is a codeword on the cache that you need to make your log (with photo sans codeword as evidence).
by caughtatwork
09 October 20 10:12 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Trigs with drones
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: Trigs with drones

Brilliant. Even if you took a picture of you or your GPS at the location, with just the tiniest part of the trig or structure in view, then a closeup via the drone ... perfect.
by caughtatwork
06 October 20 10:43 am
Forum: dragonZone and Games
Topic: Report dragonZone issues / problems here
Replies: 270
Views: 80624

Re: Report dragonZone issues / problems here

You don't yet qualify. Find and log 6 physical* geocaches of specified size. The geocache size (container) must be nano, micro or small. The log date must be in the game month. The log must be made in the game month. *Physical geocaches are: Moveable, Beacon, Gadget, Burke & Wills, Reverse, Multi, N...
by caughtatwork
06 October 20 9:52 am
Forum: dragonZone and Games
Topic: Report dragonZone issues / problems here
Replies: 270
Views: 80624

Re: Report dragonZone issues / problems here

Thanks for the report. This has now been fixed.
by caughtatwork
05 October 20 12:32 pm
Forum: dragonZone and Games
Topic: Report dragonZone issues / problems here
Replies: 270
Views: 80624

Re: Report dragonZone issues / problems here

Thanks for the report. This should now be addressed. Please had back to the research task page again to claim the materials. You have also been rewarded with some Bug Buster points.