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26691Re: counties in GSAK

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  • mda_taz
    Jul 31 11:28 AM
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      I ran this macro and it changed several of my counties. It now says
      that I am missing several in West Texas. I know for sure the caches
      I found were well inside those county boundaries.

      --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "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)
      > > > >
      > > >
      > >
      >
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