location of gpx download links

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location of gpx download links

Post by ian-and-penny » 07 October 05 9:58 am

Where on the site can I download GCA GPX files?

The site doesn't appear to be intuitive enough for me to find it easily, and the FAQ directs me to http://geocaching.com.au/gpxbeta which gives a page not found error & instructs me to use the menu bar to navigate to the appropriate page.

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Re: GPX Downloads

Post by riblit » 07 October 05 10:02 am

ian-and-penny wrote:Where on the site can I download GCA GPX files?

The site doesn't appear to be intuitive enough for me to find it easily, and the FAQ directs me to http://geocaching.com.au/gpxbeta which gives a page not found error & instructs me to use the menu bar to navigate to the appropriate page.
If you click on the available caches link for any state and scroll to the bottom of the page you will see a link titled Download as: GPX RSS.<br />
click GPS.

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Post by ian-and-penny » 07 October 05 2:54 pm

Thanks for the info Riblit, much appreciated.

My points are still valid though

1. The site is not intuitive enough.
2. The FAQ is incorrect
3. The Menu Bar doesn't contain any reference to Downloading GPX files.

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Post by ideology » 07 October 05 7:18 pm

we'll fix the faq
what could we do to make it more intuitive?

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Post by GIN51E » 07 October 05 9:03 pm

ideology wrote:we'll fix the faq
what could we do to make it more intuitive?
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i guess on the main screen when you place the mouse over the "Find" icon and you get the drop down menu one of the selections could be "GPX" which takes you to a page where it has a GPX file for each state and country so you just click on the state and start downloading the file.
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maybe even have a picture of a map where you just click on the state to download that states GPX file for example the green map of aus at the bottom left of this page. www.weatherchannel.com.au
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But those are just some idea's, there isn't anything wrong with the current layout except the GPX download icon is sort of hidden in the bottom corner of the screen.

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downloading gpx

Post by waky53 » 28 October 05 9:02 pm

When I try to download gpx files, (for South Oz) all I get is 10 caches when I open GSAK & open the file. Is it possible to D/L all or even just ones close to home or near a particular town?
I am only a newbie with one find so far.

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Re: downloading gpx

Post by energizer61 » 28 October 05 9:11 pm

waky53 wrote:When I try to download gpx files, (for South Oz) all I get is 10 caches when I open GSAK & open the file. Is it possible to D/L all or even just ones close to home or near a particular town?
I am only a newbie with one find so far.
Waky53, firstly congratulations on your first find.

There are some caches listed exclusively here, & others listed on other sites. The reference to those on this site are a record of logs/stats etc only. Downloading GPX files from this site will only give you caches listed on this site. To obtain GPX files of other caches you will have to visit a different website. try http://www.roblisa.com/geocache/

or alternatively you can fork out some dollars to that other site, Geocaching.com.

hope this helps & welcome to the Sport/Hobby/Obsession/addiction :)

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Post by Geof » 08 December 05 2:31 pm

ian-and-penny wrote:Thanks for the info Riblit, much appreciated.

My points are still valid though

1. The site is not intuitive enough.
2. The FAQ is incorrect
3. The Menu Bar doesn't contain any reference to Downloading GPX files.
Just went hunting for them also and the FAQ is still the same. :wink:

Have found them now :)

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Post by caughtatwork » 08 December 05 3:45 pm

Make life easier for yourself.

http://forum.geocaching.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=4429

Get the GPX files delivered to your door each and every Friday.

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Post by ideology » 16 December 05 6:15 pm

we really like the map idea! is there anyone who would like to put together a clickable map of australia that could be used?

faq: the FAQ currently on the wiki is just a pointer to the old faq. cached, is it possible to fix this up?

(interestingly, the FAQ is not a very popularly viewed page! http://wiki.geocaching.com.au/wiki/Special:Popularpages )

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Post by caughtatwork » 16 December 05 8:43 pm

How big? ie. What dimensions do you want?

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Post by ideology » 18 December 05 9:59 am

probably about 300x300? your thoughts?

we've moved the download links to the top of the caches page to make it easier to find

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Post by Mind Socket » 19 December 05 10:13 am

http://www.bom.gov.au has a good clickable map, maybe we could "adapt" it? :)

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Post by caughtatwork » 19 December 05 3:50 pm

Mind Socket wrote:http://www.bom.gov.au has a good clickable map, maybe we could "adapt" it? :)
No NZ :-(
I think the one that's on the front page will suffice for now.

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Post by Mind Socket » 19 December 05 4:51 pm

Indeed, i missed the other thread on this before posting, sorry.

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