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by rediguana
21 April 10 3:40 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Garmin Birdseye
Replies: 22
Views: 3366

Re: Garmin Birdseye

I did a little demo test in NZ last night, and it seemed to work reasonably well. Of course, I had just installed the latest version of BaseCamp (3.0.1) and the latest unit software (3.4) for my Oregon 550. Will probably shell out for a subscription tonight - having not had any significant UI issues...
by rediguana
21 April 10 3:25 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Garmin BaseCamp
Replies: 20
Views: 3341

Re: Garmin BaseCamp

Not sure if anyone in Australia has tried this. But I downloaded some of the BirdsEye imagery in NZ as a demo to my Oregon 550 using the latest version of BaseCamp. This looks a very promising and cool subscription service - and quite affordable. Check out this thread on our NZ forums for a couple o...
by rediguana
20 April 10 8:03 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: A hearty thanks from some of the Kiwis. Again. ;)
Replies: 15
Views: 1402

Re: A hearty thanks from some of the Kiwis. Again. ;)

Moneydork wrote:A kiwi trap involving beer and a meal with some local cachers along with an "attend event" smilie might well do it.
Ooohhhhhh. Now that is a guaranteed way to trap Kiwi's :D
by rediguana
20 April 10 10:59 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: A hearty thanks from some of the Kiwis. Again. ;)
Replies: 15
Views: 1402

Re: A hearty thanks from some of the Kiwis. Again. ;)

CraigRat wrote:That reminds me, I should go and re-set the Kiwi traps then :lol:
I hope you've got a few - you'll need them come June ;)
by rediguana
19 April 10 10:33 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Where would you like to see the next Mega Event held?
Replies: 41
Views: 4241

Re: Where would you like to see the next Mega Event held?

A Kiwi's perspective on Wagga: Thought we might have had a few more Kiwi's come over for it, as I didn't think it was that inaccessible. Then again, being school holidays and Easter may have made getting international flights, bringing the kids, and getting camping equipment a lot harder to organise...
by rediguana
19 April 10 9:28 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: A hearty thanks from some of the Kiwis. Again. ;)
Replies: 15
Views: 1402

A hearty thanks from some of the Kiwis. Again. ;)

As some of you are well aware a handful of Kiwi's yet again made a raid on our flat, dry, big, western isle. The main event, like many others, was to obtain a shiny mega icon ;) 1. The Mega Firstly, the Mega event was great. Such an eye opener in terms of the shear size and organisation. I'm not eve...
by rediguana
16 September 09 10:23 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: This may make some Australians cry...
Replies: 4
Views: 1068

Re: This may make some Australians cry...

the public release of mapping information... are all streets ahead of their Aussie counterparts Not quite ;) Much of the release of mapping information is being based upon the experience of WA work - e.g. WALIS . Likewise, an AU report on The Value of Spatial Information (direct pdf link) puts us b...
by rediguana
16 September 09 9:11 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: This may make some Australians cry...
Replies: 4
Views: 1068

This may make some Australians cry...

Given some of the recent issues in Australia with Park Services locking out geocaching in QLD, NSW and VIC, this item might bring a wry smile, and perhaps even a little ammunition to take back to some of these park services. We've recently discovered that the New Zealand Department of Conservation h...
by rediguana
24 August 09 12:02 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Garmin Oregon 500 Series with digital Camera
Replies: 33
Views: 4938

Re: Garmin Oregon 500 Series with digital Camera

I haven't had time to load the maps yet so that is another thing to work out. If it is anything like the recent software updates to the OR300 et al, map management has got really easy if you have the img files. With recent versions of the software, you can name the map files now, and as long as the...
by rediguana
26 February 09 10:11 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: New Program - GSAK (Geocaching Swiss Army Knife)
Replies: 909
Views: 155004

Just thought I'd let you know that if you've cached in NZ, and want some new maps, I've created a NZ Region map that shows finds by region using the new County functionality in GSAK. Naturally you'll need GSAK 7.5.1+ and the map file from this link on the GSAK forums. Oh yeah - and the FindStatGen35...
by rediguana
13 February 09 11:59 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Our geocaching behaviour
Replies: 6
Views: 1040

I thought about this too whilst ducking into the scrub in NSW and ACT over the past week. Having run into the police on numerous occasions now when caching, the best course is definitely to be open, honest and explain geocaching to them. An arsonist isn't likely to be open and honest - so playing th...
by rediguana
20 January 09 10:29 am
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Problems logging in to NZGPS forum
Replies: 4
Views: 965

Hi guys. I haven't heard of any other problems on the forums recently. Perhaps a page is cached and it is appearing that you're logged in when you're really logged out? Have you tried loading the homepage, and then forcing a refresh load of the page. This may fix it if for some strange reason you've...
by rediguana
09 January 09 9:22 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Free WiFi at McDonalds
Replies: 65
Views: 5207

And here we Kiwi's thought that free wifi in Maccas was old news in Australia! We used it extensively in our trip in December - made for good lunch/evening stops to download PQ's, email, and upload and post fieldnotes created at the backpackers in the evenings. It definitely isn't in them all yet, b...
by rediguana
04 January 09 7:07 pm
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: Link to My Settings
Replies: 3
Views: 707

Thanks for that - it will help me every few months when I try to update my stars, and save me the 5 minutes to find the right page :)

I think it makes sense to have it next to profile and account though.

Cheers Gav
by rediguana
04 January 09 12:30 pm
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: Link to My Settings
Replies: 3
Views: 707

Link to My Settings

For some reason, I always struggle to find the 'My Settings' page when I need it. I just noted that it doesn't actually appear in the 'My' dropdown menu, and was wondering if anyone had ever considered adding to the 'My' dropdown. It would seem like the logical place to put it.

Cheers Gav