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08/15/2007 Changes to Geocaching.com
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sir_zman
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:58 pm    Post subject: 08/15/2007 Changes to Geocaching.com Reply with quote

The only one I have noticed so far is the new Geocaching Google Maps page, and I must say, it's a great improvement, I like that you can select the type of caches to appear on the map, and it looks a lot more clean now.


I wish I had more time to poke around to find the other changes..what do you guys think of them?
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sir_zman
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So the geocaching google maps page is back to the old style, wonder what is happening...the new one was very cool looking, did anyone else see it?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did, it was really nice. I wonder if it was too taxing on google?

That or else they ran into some bugs. Hopefully it'll be back soon.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I noticed some issues, like if you checked the box to hide your finds, then moved the map at all it brought your finds back in but the "hide my finds" checkbox was still checked.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I noticed that as well. It also brought up a considerable amount of waypoints on the map, which I think might have been causing some issues.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like the may have gone back to the old interface.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't see it, but I'm assuming that they tried to emulate the layering on google earth?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IT'S BACK!!! I hope it stays this time, but if you haven't seen it, go check out the Geocaching Google Maps page.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I like that you can select the type of caches to appear on the map


I noticed those selections on the new google KML also.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like the 'new' changes have been brought out again.
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GeoPierce
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Red_Devil35 wrote:
Looks like the 'new' changes have been brought out again.

Still slow as molasses though. I'd like something between the old and the new. Just give me a map that shows what I haven't found yet. Right now I have to use a pocket query to do that.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GeoPierce wrote:
Red_Devil35 wrote:
Looks like the 'new' changes have been brought out again.

Still slow as molasses though. I'd like something between the old and the new. Just give me a map that shows what I haven't found yet. Right now I have to use a pocket query to do that.


GP, you can do that with the google map, you just have to click on the "Hide my finds" check mark box. If that doesn't do it, click it off, and then click it back on again. Then all your smiley faces will disappear.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I liked it better before, they removed the information window at the top of the screen and cache index on the right side. You can launch a pop up window, for cache listings, but have to navigate to the actual page to get the rest of the info.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheGilby3 wrote:
GP, you can do that with the google map, you just have to click on the "Hide my finds" check mark box. If that doesn't do it, click it off, and then click it back on again. Then all your smiley faces will disappear.

And then everytime you do anything with the map (like pan or zoom) you have to check and uncheck that box again... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheGilby3 wrote:
GP, you can do that with the google map, you just have to click on the "Hide my finds" check mark box. If that doesn't do it, click it off, and then click it back on again. Then all your smiley faces will disappear.

Yeah, I knew that but the map is slow and like pfalstad says, they don't stay hidden.
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