14871Re: Paperless Maps
- Feb 1, 2006<then take a screen shot,>
Ok, OK, stupid question...
How is this done? Back in the old days I could do it but now, I don't
--- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "Barry Watson"
> The way I would do that with my "Garmin" is to run MapSource (One of
> Garmin's mapping products).
> Then I would load the waypoint file generated by my personal query.
> When I see an area of "high
> waypoint density", I zoom in as far as I wish, then take a screen shot,
> paste it into MS Paint and then save
> it as a .jpg or .bmp and send it to my PDA. That way I can view the
> picture later on my PDA....
> From: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of dhadad
> Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2006 9:19 AM
> To: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Paperless Maps
> Does anyone have a way to put geocaching maps onto their PDA?
> I've already gone paperless for the listings. (I finally got a premium
> memberships which allows me to get pocket queries in GPX format, then
> I convert them using GPS Spinner then iSilo. Huh, you say? See more
> here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paperless_Geocaching and here:
> However, I'm trying to figure out how to put a good cache map on my
> PDA. I know, I know... I shouldn't really need it since ultimately the
> GPS can handle it-- however, as you might know my Magellan GPS right
> now looks like crap and often it's not with me at the office (what,
> you say?) or it's in my pack-- hence my need for having a map on my
> PDA (treo 650).
> What I'd like ideally is an offline version of a cache map,
> customized for me where I can pick out a cache off the map and get an
> offline version of the log page. OFFLINE.
> Part of this whole effort was spawned from my printer crapping out.
> They just don't make electronics like they used to...
> So far I've been able to convert GPS to KML and load it into Google
> Earth on my laptop, which is way cool. And I've looked into Kmaps for
> the PDA, but it seems to take up too much room on it and is best
> ONLINE-- which is not what I want. I'd like some PDA mapping utility
> that can take the GPX data or an equivalent thereof...
> Is anyone else wanting this or can relate their own paperless
> Dan (inspectorgadget)
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