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  • Richard
    Jul 30, 2008
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      Thanks.

      I love your signature quote; but I am just certain that there is a
      Monty Python routine in there somewhere!


      --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, Doc <bcwatson@...> wrote:
      >
      > Sometimes you have to wait for all the processing to be done on
      their end...  that has happened to me also.  I go back the next day
      and everything is fine...
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      >
      > Barry
      >  
      > He who knows not and knows not that he knows not is a fool; avoid him.
      > He who knows not and knows that he knows not is a student; teach him.
      > He who knows and knows not that he knows is asleep; wake him.
      > He who knows and knows that he knows is a wise man; follow him.
      >
      > --- On Wed, 7/30/08, Richard <rgbryan666@...> wrote:
      >
      > From: Richard <rgbryan666@...>
      > Subject: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: counties in GSAK
      > To: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2008, 2:13 PM
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      > Well, the reason I asked is that I downloaded the county mapping macro
      > from the GSAK forum and that map shows I have a cache in La Salle
      > county. I don't. And, when you look at Userdata2, there is no
      > occurrence of La Salle county....
      >
      > - In CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com, "Dick Young"
      > <rtyoungster@ ...> wrote:
      > >
      > > Richard,
      > > When I chased the Challenge I kept a bookmark list of found counties
      > > marking my favorite cache or in most cases only cache found in a
      > > county. That was easier to keep up with if I listed the County first
      > > then the cache name thus creating an alpha order of found counties.
      > > You can set a PQ for your finds and update your personal records using
      > > the PQ. I am visual oriented so I also kept a map of finds. When I
      > > had an assignment to a far corner of the Great State I could arrange
      > > my travel through the unfound areas.
      > >
      > > As mentioned above I used Alan's GSAK macro for sorting and routing.
      > > It worked for me. Some of the others have used Google Maps. That did
      > > not work so well for me.
      > >
      > > When you finish, the Challenge requires that you send a PQ file of
      > > your finds for verification purposes, you might as well start now.
      > >
      > > If you have further questions regarding that process or if any of the
      > > finishers can assist you shout out.
      > >
      > > Cache and Travel On there are miles and miles of Texas to see.
      > > Good hunting,
      > > Blizzard,
      > > AKA Dick Young
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com, "Richard"
      > > <rgbryan666@ > wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Should we use the "My Finds" PQ to feed this process?
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > --- In CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com, "Mike"
      <geocaching@ >
      > > > wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > --- In CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com, Joe King
      > > > > <joe_king_tx@ > wrote:
      > > > > >
      > > > > > I know I seen it on here before but don't remember where.
      > > > > > How do I get GSAK to show me the county that a cache is in?
      > > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > If you are using V7 of GSAK and are up to date with patches and
      > > > > updates the GetCounty() function was introduced in Version
      7.2.3 and
      > > > > is now built in to GSAK. (See this forum thread:
      > > > >
      > http://gsak. net/board/ index.php? showtopic= 8565&view= findpost&
      p=53803 )
      > > > >
      > > > > The county data GSAK uses was painstakingly extracted from the
      Tiger
      > > > > 2007 files (can you tell that it was me that did the
      > extraction.. . :-)
      > > > > ) and seems to be pretty accurate. It's also VERY quick - just
      a few
      > > > > seconds for thousands of caches. (Takes longer the first time
      as it
      > > > > downloads the data files for you)
      > > > >
      > > > > I put together a 'County Challenge' tester macro which will very
      > > > > quickly allow you to get the County data and will also tell you
      > which
      > > > > counties you have finds in and which you don't for any State in
      > > the USA.
      > > > >
      > > > > Macro is available here:
      > > > > http://gsak. net/board/ index.php? showtopic= 8588&view=
      findpost& p=53999
      > > > >
      > > > > All this builds on the great Macro that Alan wrote some time
      ago for
      > > > > Blizzard to check when he'd found the last Texas County!
      > > > >
      > > > > Mike
      > > > > (Lignumaqua)
      > > > >
      > > >
      > >
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