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Would you activly hunt trig points as part of your caching activities?

Poll ended at 11 April 09 2:33 am

Yes
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76%
No
8
24%
 
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SG-3
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Re: TrigPointing

Post by SG-3 » 19 September 09 3:06 pm

That is COOL! Great work everyone! :D

My only disappointment is that my two nearest trig points (one only 5 minutes walk away) aren't in the database! #-o

I'm very happy that Mount Maria, on Tasmania's Maria Island is there though; another reason to return, and do the CLIMB!

Thanks again people! =D>

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Re: TrigPointing

Post by Gwennie1984 » 19 September 09 3:32 pm

Just got back onto the forums recently and was excited to see this up and running. Great work (even though there are a lot of trigs missing for the ACT).

This is an awesome addition!

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Re: TrigPointing

Post by caughtatwork » 19 September 09 4:35 pm

Gwennie1984 wrote:Just got back onto the forums recently and was excited to see this up and running. Great work (even though there are a lot of trigs missing for the ACT).

This is an awesome addition!
If you can get me a list, I can load them up for ACT.

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Re: TrigPointing

Post by Gwennie1984 » 19 September 09 4:52 pm

caughtatwork wrote:If you can get me a list, I can load them up for ACT.
I'll look into it. I've got a list, I just need to convert the coords to WSG (they are on ACT grid system).

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Re: TrigPointing

Post by mundoo » 19 September 09 5:12 pm

The trig on Hindmarsh Island, SA isn't showing

http://www.ga.gov.au/bin/gazd01?rec=203746

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Re: TrigPointing

Post by caughtatwork » 19 September 09 6:32 pm

mundoo wrote:The trig on Hindmarsh Island, SA isn't showing

http://www.ga.gov.au/bin/gazd01?rec=203746
Very possibly. I didn't source the data, I just loaded what I was given.

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Re: TrigPointing

Post by GammaPiSigma » 19 September 09 8:30 pm

What are we to do when we know a trigpoint can not be accessed legally. Case in point:

http://geocaching.com.au/cache/tp4544

This trig point is located next to government radio towers (refer this page for info: http://www.pnc.com.au/~richo/grn.htm). I stopped on Old Razorback Rd to see if I could get to the top of this particular hill some years back, as Mt Prudhoe is thought to be the Pyramid Hill written about by Watkin Tench, but the sign on the gate says no entry.

I would hate for a cacher to get into trouble trying to find this one.

Cheers,
Michael.

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Re: TrigPointing

Post by CraigRat » 19 September 09 8:41 pm

As mentioned in previous posts, *YOU* can archive it. The Trigs have been set up in such a way that any memmber can edit the listing. Just post an 'Archived' log on it explaining why, just as you have here, and then it gets taken off the list.

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Re: TrigPointing

Post by caughtatwork » 19 September 09 8:43 pm

Also, as mentioned in the cache listing:
Please respect local laws and regulations when searching for trig points. If you believe that a trig point is located on private property or in a dangerous location, you may archive the cache, by clicking on Log this Cache and place an "Archived" log on the Geocaching Australia website.
Feel free to archive this cache listing in the interests of the community.

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Re: TrigPointing

Post by caughtatwork » 19 September 09 8:47 pm

I've just imported the waymark category listing for "Australian Trig Points".

If you have a GPX or GPXLite file from waymarking for the "Australian Trig Points" category, you can upload this using the my/import function.

It checks for an existing TrigPoint within 161m to avoid loading duplicates.

I'm still not sure how we can do bulk imports. It may be that we need to get the data to me and I'll write a widget to upload them.

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Re: TrigPointing

Post by caughtatwork » 19 September 09 8:50 pm

caughtatwork wrote:
mundoo wrote:The trig on Hindmarsh Island, SA isn't showing

http://www.ga.gov.au/bin/gazd01?rec=203746
Very possibly. I didn't source the data, I just loaded what I was given.
Is this it?
http://geocaching.com.au/cache/tp4964

This one came across in the waymark import.

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Re: TrigPointing

Post by GammaPiSigma » 20 September 09 6:14 am

CraigRat wrote:As mentioned in previous posts, *YOU* can archive it. The Trigs have been set up in such a way that any memmber can edit the listing. Just post an 'Archived' log on it explaining why, just as you have here, and then it gets taken off the list.
caughtatwork wrote:Also, as mentioned in the cache listing:
Please respect local laws and regulations when searching for trig points. If you believe that a trig point is located on private property or in a dangerous location, you may archive the cache, by clicking on Log this Cache and place an "Archived" log on the Geocaching Australia website.
Feel free to archive this cache listing in the interests of the community.
That's what I thought would be the case. Thanks to both of you for clearing it up for me.

Cheers,
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Re: TrigPointing

Post by mundoo » 20 September 09 12:51 pm

caughtatwork wrote:
mundoo wrote:The trig on Hindmarsh Island, SA isn't showing

http://www.ga.gov.au/bin/gazd01?rec=203746

Is this it?
http://geocaching.com.au/cache/tp4964

This one came across in the waymark import.
Yes, that's the one. =D>

Question? This one is on private land but is easily viewable from the roadside a few feet away. There is no plaque/cairn etc as it is just steel supports etc. You don't have to touch it to be able to log it etc. and can take pics of your GPS sitting on a fence post in the foreground.

Is this one okay?

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Re: TrigPointing

Post by caughtatwork » 20 September 09 1:21 pm

Sure thing.
If you get the chance, update the cache description with that information to make it easier for future finders.

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Re: TrigPointing

Post by caughtatwork » 20 September 09 10:01 pm

http://geocaching.com.au/cacher/statist ... popularity
http://geocaching.com.au/cacher/Geocach ... entfinders

This weekend seems to have been popular with TrigPoints. Quite a few had been found and logged this weekend. It also looks like a few people have taken a perfect opportunity to back log some of their past exploits at finding / discovering TrigPoints.

Well done everyone and thanks for your support in finding and logging these trigpoints. Hopefully you will continue to enjoy many more into the future.

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