Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

26685Re: counties in GSAK

Expand Messages
  • Richard
    Jul 30, 2008
      Thanks.

      I wait heavy with anticipation; or is that my lunch strombolli?

      --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "Kevin (KoosKoos)"
      <centexgeocaching@...> wrote:
      >
      > Ok, a quick check shows that there's some funky things going on with
      > the counties in the L's. Look for an updated macro later tonight and
      > I'll post my fix here too, just so everyone's aware.
      >
      > Kevin
      > KoosKoos
      >
      > On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 2:22 PM, Kevin (KoosKoos)
      > <centexgeocaching@...> wrote:
      > > It's possible that the guy who created the mapping coordinate macro
      > > fat-fingered a county coordinates. He's kinda sloppy that way. (well,
      > > that and there were 3700+ of them)
      > >
      > > I'll check for some mixed up coordinates and let you know if that's
      > > the problem or if there's something else going on to check.
      > >
      > > Kevin
      > > KoosKoos
      > >
      > >
      > > On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 2:13 PM, Richard <rgbryan666@...> wrote:
      > >> 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 CentralTexasGeocachers@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 CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "Richard"
      > >>> <rgbryan666@> wrote:
      > >>> >
      > >>> > Should we use the "My Finds" PQ to feed this process?
      > >>> >
      > >>> >
      > >>> > --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "Mike"
      <geocaching@>
      > >>> > wrote:
      > >>> > >
      > >>> > > --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@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)
      > >>> > >
      > >>> >
      > >>>
      > >>
      > >>
      > >
      >
    • Show all 30 messages in this topic