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Pear Head
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paklid wrote:
I have to keep updating the filter date (after each new set of queries get uploaded to GSAK), but that takes a couple seconds to do.


This is similar to how I do it, however...

Instead of specifying a date you can tell GSAK to filter by the last x days. So for me, if the cache hasn't been updated in the last 7 days or so then it's considered not active.

I also pull one query a week of disabled caches. You can't pull archived caches.
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cstjohn
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This has been a great thread! When I read Paklid's post the lightbulb went off. I now have a database in GSAK of all of MN.

Here's my question - now what? Or, to be more specific, how do you filter what you load onto your GPS?

For example - I will be in Edina/Bloomington this weekend for a show. I want to have my GPS loaded with caches in that area. My normal pocket query doesn't reach that far (I have SO many to find yet Very Happy ). What I would normally do is run a new pocket query using a cache in that area as the center point. Is there a way I can use this super MN database to get the caches I need loaded?

Thanks for the help!!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out this link

http://atlanticgeocaching.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=18&Itemid=53
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is another one

http://cacheopedia.com/wiki?title=GSAK_tutorial&redirect=no
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another AH HA moment! Thanks so much merkman!!
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merkman
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another

GSAK 101 from GSAK

http://gsak.net/GSAK101_English.doc

GSAK 201 from GSAK

http://gsak.net/GSAK201_English.doc

GSAK 301 from GSAK

http://gsak.net/GSAK301_English.doc

I will quit looking now or you will never get time to cache.
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merkman
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for cleaning up all those old frayed threads. SB Cool

Here is my question.

What is the latest on dates for PQ's?
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
geo-demand -n500 -T'11/05/2000-12/04/2003' -Nmn-0 mn    #500 caches
geo-demand -n500 -T'12/05/2003-01/02/2005' -Nmn-1 mn    #500 caches
geo-demand -n500 -T'01/03/2005-09/02/2005' -Nmn-2 mn    #498 caches
geo-demand -n500 -T'09/03/2005-03/09/2006' -Nmn-3 mn    #499 caches
geo-demand -n500 -T'03/10/2006-06/16/2006' -Nmn-4 mn    #497 caches
geo-demand -n500 -T'06/17/2006-09/03/2006' -Nmn-5 mn    #498 caches
geo-demand -n500 -T'09/04/2006-11/17/2006' -Nmn-6 mn    #498 caches
geo-demand -n500 -T'11/18/2006-02/19/2007' -Nmn-7 mn    #499 caches
geo-demand -n500 -T'02/20/2007-05/12/2007' -Nmn-8 mn    #493 caches
geo-demand -n500 -T'05/13/2007-07/03/2007' -Nmn-9 mn    #487 caches
geo-demand -n500 -T'07/04/2007-08/20/2007' -Nmn-10 mn   #493 caches
geo-demand -n500 -T'08/21/2007-10/02/2007' -Nmn-11 mn   #490 caches
geo-demand -n500 -T'10/03/2007-' -Nmn-12 mn             #372 caches

Groundspeak reported 6,379 caches in MN this morning so this might not be 100%. I might e-mail rickrich and see what the difference is between his scripts and their counts.
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Pear Head
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gc.com added a feature in their last release that will tell you at the top of a PQ's page how many caches it will return when you submit the PQ (or a change to the PQ).

Nice.
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