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14871Re: Paperless Maps

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  • Dick Young
    Feb 1, 2006
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      <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
      know how.
      Cache on,

      --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "Barry Watson"
      <bcwatson@h...> wrote:
      > 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....
      > Barry
      > ________________________________
      > 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:
      > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geocaching_Software)
      > 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
      > experience??
      > Dan (inspectorgadget)
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