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RE: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Paperless Maps

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  • Barry Watson
    True, unless the window you want is maximized in which case there isn t much difference..... (Alt-PrtScr will eliminate the Office toolbar and the Windows
    Message 1 of 14 , Feb 1, 2006
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      True, unless the window you want is maximized in which case there isn't much difference.....
      (Alt-PrtScr will eliminate the Office toolbar and the Windows taskbar in that case.)
       
      :-D
       
      Barry
      -----Original Message-----
      From: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com [mailto:CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Mike
      Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2006 4:32 PM
      To: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Paperless Maps

      Another option is to use 'Alt' PrintScreen - this will save just the
      current window to the clipboard rather than the whole screen. This is
      often what you actually want and saves some editing.

      Mike

      --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "Dick Young"
      <rtyoungster@...> wrote:
      >
      > Thanks, I told you it was a stupid question!
      >
      > --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "B..." <bcwatson@h...>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > Press the "Print Screen" button on your keyboard.  This saves a copy
      > > of your screen to the Windows clipboard.  Then run Paint and paste
      > > it using the Edit menu.
      > >
      > > Barry
      > >
      > > --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "Dick Young"
      > > <rtyoungster@y...> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > <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.
      > > > Thanks,
      > > > Cache on,
      > > > Dick
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > --- 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)
      > > > >
      > > >
      > >
      >




    • dhadad
      Found an interesting solution with EarthComber.com. It s completely FREE! You can sign up for a free account on their website, download the software onto your
      Message 2 of 14 , Feb 2, 2006
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        Found an interesting solution with EarthComber.com. It's completely FREE!

        You can sign up for a free account on their website, download the
        software onto your PDA-- however, you also have to install an updater
        on your PC. You select the maps by county and download them onto your
        PDA main memory or SD card.

        Travis county is 2.2MB.

        You can zoom in/out on the maps, click on street names, pan the maps
        sideways (with your stylus), find locations by entering the address
        (seems like only businesses), etc, etc.

        You can also create "Look Lists". I'm still figuring out how to
        import GPX data into Earthcomber.

        Dan (inspectorgadget)



        --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, Nick Silkey
        <nsilkey@...> wrote:
        >
        > A GC.com cache map? Or a map (topo, street, whatever) with caches
        overlaid?
        >
        > Since the T650 has BT support, you could look into getting a BT GPSr.
        > I hear TomTomNav5 calling ... :)
        >
        > On 2/1/06, dhadad <lists@...> wrote:
        > > 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)
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > > Yahoo! Groups Links
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        >
        >
        > --
        > Nick Silkey
        > a.k.a. filler of 'filler & bcat'
        > N30 28.2' W097 46.6'
        >
      • semperquestio
        I just started playing with Earthcomber today. Pretty good stuff, especially for free, from what I ve seen so far. I have no idea how to get the data into
        Message 3 of 14 , Feb 3, 2006
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          I just started playing with Earthcomber today. Pretty good stuff,
          especially for free, from what I've seen so far. I have no idea how
          to get the data into the favorite locations, but I have posted a
          note on the GC forums and on the GSAK forums for help on this and if
          I get anything I'll pass it along.

          Howard
          (Semper Questio)

          --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "dhadad" <lists@...>
          wrote:
          >
          > Found an interesting solution with EarthComber.com. It's
          completely FREE!
          >
          > You can sign up for a free account on their website, download the
          > software onto your PDA-- however, you also have to install an
          updater
          > on your PC. You select the maps by county and download them onto
          your
          > PDA main memory or SD card.
          >
          > Travis county is 2.2MB.
          >
          > You can zoom in/out on the maps, click on street names, pan the
          maps
          > sideways (with your stylus), find locations by entering the address
          > (seems like only businesses), etc, etc.
          >
          > You can also create "Look Lists". I'm still figuring out how to
          > import GPX data into Earthcomber.
          >
          > Dan (inspectorgadget)
          >
          >
          >
          > --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, Nick Silkey
          > <nsilkey@> wrote:
          > >
          > > A GC.com cache map? Or a map (topo, street, whatever) with
          caches
          > overlaid?
          > >
          > > Since the T650 has BT support, you could look into getting a BT
          GPSr.
          > > I hear TomTomNav5 calling ... :)
          > >
          > > On 2/1/06, dhadad <lists@> wrote:
          > > > 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)
          > > >
          > > >
          > > >
          > > >
          > > >
          > > >
          > > > Yahoo! Groups Links
          > > >
          > > >
          > > >
          > > >
          > > >
          > > >
          > > >
          > >
          > >
          > > --
          > > Nick Silkey
          > > a.k.a. filler of 'filler & bcat'
          > > N30 28.2' W097 46.6'
          > >
          >
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