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.ozi link off cache page [closed]

Post by team unicycle » 11 June 05 10:36 am

gc.com have, for premium members, a link to a gpx file on each cache page. This is really handy for updating GSAK etc when new caches come out. Could this be included in GCA pages?

Another handy link would be to an ozi .wpt link for individual caches. I could then preview straight in ozi. I'm sure anyone worth their SLT could do that with the GPX file, but that doesn't include me.

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Post by ideology » 11 June 05 11:37 am

good idea, we'll put it on the list
we are happy to generate .wpt files if someone can let us know the format

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Post by ideology » 07 October 05 8:45 am

is this of interest to people?

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Post by Cached » 07 October 05 8:57 am

yes, I would use it.

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Post by Dooghan » 07 October 05 9:06 am

count me in

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Post by roostaman » 07 October 05 9:28 am

I create waypoint files from GSAK, generally with many points so they can be viewed on Mapsource or OZICE on the PPC.
So a single .wpt file for each cache might have less use............ ?

Just in case you do a lot of work to get it going and it is not used much by everyone after all.... just in case?
Any other comments?
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Post by ian-and-penny » 07 October 05 9:49 am

As a premium GC member I am fortunate to beable to use GPX files in GSAK as my main tool to search sort and view caches.

This functionality wouldn't be a lot of use to me, but I'm pretty sure the functionality woukd be appreciated by non premium members.

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Post by riblit » 07 October 05 10:15 am

Oziexplorer doesn't support opening the appropiate map from a waypoint file, nor does it support drag and drop of waypoint files.<p>

I find it quicker to let the GPX file open GSAK and then click the name in GSAK to open Ozi and find the appropiate map.

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Post by ideology » 20 October 05 10:26 pm

we read the format document but it's a bit hard without an example
can someone please post an example file of one waypoint?
thanks!

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Post by GIN51E » 20 October 05 11:11 pm

i know not many people here use the software "Discover Aus" but out of all the mapping programs i've used i think its one of the best, with the detail of the maps.

one thing i have noticed is the waypoint files don't work correctly between ozi and discover aus,

also when i convert a GPX file to a wpt file using GPSBabel it will work in discover Aus but not in Ozi,

so this would be hard i think trying to make a file that will work with all programs, but my server's ftp isn't working so i can't upload an example Discover Aus wpt file.
but if someone would like it. Just pm your email address to me and i'll send it your way.

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Post by !mike » 21 October 05 12:02 am

ideology wrote:we read the format document but it's a bit hard without an example
can someone please post an example file of one waypoint?
thanks!
OziExplorer Waypoint File Version 1.1
WGS 84
Reserved 2
garmin
1,MIKE, -35.149773, 138.471446,38645.9371821, 46, 0, 3, 0, 65535,, 0, 0, 0, -777, 6, 0,17,0,10.0,2,,,

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Post by riblit » 21 October 05 12:06 am

ideology wrote:we read the format document but it's a bit hard without an example
can someone please post an example file of one waypoint?
thanks!

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  function write_points($line) {
    global $handle;
    if (!fwrite($handle, $line)) {
    echo "Can't write to file";
    }
$counter = 1;
  write_points ("OziExplorer Waypoint File Version 1.1rn");
  write_points ("WGS 84rn");
  write_points("Reserved 2rn");
  write_points("garminrn");

   $sql = "select placename, status,  map_num, wgs84lat, wgs84long from gnr where designation = 'TRIG. STATION'";
            $result = riblit_sql($sql);
             while ($row= mysql_fetch_array($result)) {
             $available = ($row['status']<>"ASSIGNED")?'16711935, 13141291,':'65280, 4227327,';



             $str = $counter .','.$row['placename'].','.$row['wgs84lat'].','. $row['wgs84long'] .','. '38003.6840203, 56, 1, 3,' .$available . $row['map_num'].','.'0, 0,    0,    643, 6, 0,17,0,10.0,2,,,'."rn";
            write_points($str);
  //            print_r( $row);
              $counter +=1;
             }

    fclose($handle);
    echo "Finished";

?>

Just change the variables for your data
$available changes the foreground and background colours of the waypoint. The other fields in $str are ok with those defaults.
Is that enough or do you still want a file?

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Post by ideology » 12 November 05 5:33 pm

we've added an .OZI option to each cache
we don't have Ozi Explorer so we can't test it
can someone please give it a go and let us know how it goes?

thanks!

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Post by energizer61 » 12 November 05 5:51 pm

ideology wrote:we've added an .OZI option to each cache
we don't have Ozi Explorer so we can't test it
can someone please give it a go and let us know how it goes?

thanks!
Didn't work for me i'm afraid, it downloads as a .ozi file, which didn't do anything. I tried renaming it to an .wpt file, but didn't have much luck.

unless there's something i'm lacking in my Ozi knowledge (which is quite possible)

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