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by PesceVerde
03 April 12 4:43 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Moving map on PC using Garmin EtrexC
Replies: 8
Views: 3354

Re: Moving map on PC using Garmin EtrexC

Hi. For outback Western Australia, Shonkymaps is one of the better vector maps (apart from Garmin Topo and OzTopo).

OziExplorer mapping software (plus maps) for the laptop may be better than Basecamp for outback, but it's a whole new learning curve.
Cheers.
by PesceVerde
03 April 12 3:42 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Moving map on PC using Garmin EtrexC
Replies: 8
Views: 3354

Re: Moving map on PC using Garmin EtrexC

Compatible maps installed to PC (for Basecamp), Pocket Queries for bulk geocache downloads, and GSAK for management of cache files, might be a good start. If you asked ten different people, you might get ten different answers. :) Is his question primarily about the software, hardware, or about geoca...
by PesceVerde
02 April 12 11:33 am
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Newbie thread: Which Garmin handheld GPS to buy?
Replies: 241
Views: 90475

Re: Newbie thread: Which Garmin handheld GPS to buy?

Hi mraussieadventurer. With appropriate maps, I use a 62S for pretty much everything GPS including geocaching, bushwalking, mapping, street-by-street navigating, boating/fishing, etc. Most modern handheld GPS units with similar specs do a similar job, so if you like the features of the GPSmap 62S (w...
by PesceVerde
27 March 12 1:36 am
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: managing tracks generated by Garmin Dakota
Replies: 2
Views: 1761

Re: managing tracks generated by Garmin Dakota

The best one for this task is Garmin Mapsource. It isn't supported (IE: maintained/developed) by Garmin now but a Google search should get you a copy. 6.16.2 I think is the most recent version. Garmin Basecamp was a culture shock after Mapsource, is also good, current, and free, from the Garmin webs...
by PesceVerde
21 January 12 1:10 am
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Uploading caches to Nuvi 1450T
Replies: 19
Views: 6333

Re: Uploading caches to Nuvi 1450T

Hi. It may be a long shot, but have you tried EasyGPS? Latest version is 4.39
Cheers.
by PesceVerde
10 January 12 7:53 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Iphone Geocaching vs Hand Held GPS
Replies: 16
Views: 5826

Re: Iphone Geocaching vs Hand Held GPS

Maybe give one a test drive and compare it side by side with your phone, if possible.

Dedicated GPS units like the Etrex are better at doing GPS stuff IMO (including geocaching), however they don't have the finery of a smart phone.
by PesceVerde
28 December 11 12:13 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Android Geocaching Apps
Replies: 184
Views: 76905

Re: Android Geocaching Apps

Not strictly a geocaching app but I installed the "Bluetooth GPS" app from appbrain, to my Motorola Flipout phone. The app's apparently good for most but not all Android phones. It grabs NMEA strings from my paired bluetooth GPS receiver and means excellent GPS reception even with substandard phone ...
by PesceVerde
19 December 11 3:55 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Garmin Montana
Replies: 27
Views: 7993

Re: Garmin Montana

Use google maps instead of birdseye Is there a parser which can create kmz-files? Same thing for nearmap would be even better :-" A bit OT but OkCustomMap, or the full OkMap mapping software, from OkMap.org can 'chop' georeferenced raster maps into Garmin CustomMap sized pieces, and older versions ...
by PesceVerde
05 December 11 2:21 pm
Forum: International visitors
Topic: Visiting Brisbane Dec2011/Jan 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 7634

Re: Visiting Brisbane Dec2011/Jan 2012

Hi. Many other good locations aren't on this list. Caches will vary but here are some of my sightseeing favourites: 1. The Mt. Coot-tha botanic gardens, Mt. Coot-tha lookout, Sir Samuel Griffith Drive, and picnic areas and walks. 2. (south) Gold Coast hinterland (Currumbin or Tallebudgera or Numinba...
by PesceVerde
30 November 11 12:28 am
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: In Car Navigators - Which is best?
Replies: 25
Views: 7895

Re: In Car Navigators - Which is best?

The Swaggies wrote:
PesceVerde wrote:The Swaggies, Much too often on another website, someone posts that their new Chinese no-name GPSr doesn't work.
Hi PesceVerde, what website are you referring too. PM me if you like!

Thanks
Hello.
PM sent. :)
by PesceVerde
29 November 11 9:51 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: In Car Navigators - Which is best?
Replies: 25
Views: 7895

Re: In Car Navigators - Which is best?

The Swaggies, Much too often on another website, someone posts that their new Chinese no-name GPSr doesn't work. I'm not saying that anything illegal is happening here, but it's a slippery slope. I'd recommend a well supported brand GPSr, and well supported (free or commercial) map product. Cheers.
by PesceVerde
25 November 11 12:58 am
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: In Car Navigators - Which is best?
Replies: 25
Views: 7895

Re: In Car Navigators - Which is best?

Hi. The 1490T is a North America model I think but should be OK with Garmin Topo Aus&NZ if there's enough memory (if the specs are any guide)? The 1450T may not accept added maps though. Maybe ask for confirmation before purchase. :( :)
by PesceVerde
25 November 11 12:05 am
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: In Car Navigators - Which is best?
Replies: 25
Views: 7895

Re: In Car Navigators - Which is best?

Hi. Personal choice would be the Garmin nuvi 1450T. Should have no problem adding Garmin format Topo maps (like Shonkymaps, Garmin Topo, etc.).

This one has a screen protector thrown in.
http://www.octapc.com.au/prod2475.htm
:)
by PesceVerde
18 November 11 11:09 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Geocaching.com Feedback: SHUT DOWN
Replies: 14
Views: 2621

Re: Geocaching.com Feedback: SHUT DOWN

Not disagreeing, but they must be doing something right. :?:
It's the biggest show on Earth by a fair margin, and looks like staying that way.