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andrewmcc
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:23 pm    Post subject: Google maps??? Reply with quote

I have not had any luck with google maps since they changed it months ago. Now that winter has set in I am looking to see whats up, I have not used it since then.
I used to like to browse using the map. When I go to hide and Seek a cache and go to google map I get the Green Lake default and can't get beyond that. If I put in a zip code I get a blank map page. If I zoom out and move I don't get caches at the new local.
If I go to the map from a cache page and zoom out no more caches show up.
Am I missing something? I really liked it the way it was.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:46 am    Post subject: Re: Google maps??? Reply with quote

andrewmcc wrote:
I have not had any luck with google maps since they changed it months ago. Now that winter has set in I am looking to see whats up, I have not used it since then.
I used to like to browse using the map. When I go to hide and Seek a cache and go to google map I get the Green Lake default and can't get beyond that. If I put in a zip code I get a blank map page. If I zoom out and move I don't get caches at the new local.
If I go to the map from a cache page and zoom out no more caches show up.
Am I missing something? I really liked it the way it was.


Have you installed the latest version? I know I couldn't draw lines or polygons for some strange reason running the second most recent version.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 8:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Google maps??? Reply with quote

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Have you installed the latest version?

Do you mean the latest Google Earth? I guess I am not sure about Google maps.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Am I the only one confused here?

Are we talking about Google Earth or Google Maps?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maps.... The only reason I asked about Earth was that it is the only thing that I know I have downloaded that may have had a version.
So I guess my stupid question is how do I download the latest version Google Maps.
I thought Google maps was just a site through Groundspeak.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

andrewmcc wrote:
So I guess my stupid question is how do I download the latest version Google Maps.

You don't, just you just go to the geocaching.com website and try to use what's there. I think bflentje thought you were talking about google earth.

I am not having any trouble with geocaching.com's google maps. What browser are you using?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I am not having any trouble with geocaching.com's google maps. What browser are you using?


Internet Explorer
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which version of IE?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pear Head wrote:
Which version of IE?


7.0 on both laptop and PC.
The laptop I am getting cache icons for an area but if I move the screen or zoom out I don't get new ones. Even if i zoom in.
On the pc nothing.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am having the same problem on my home system (IE7) but no problem on my work system (IE6).

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bob's running Vista on his home system and IE7, plus Firefox at work. He has no problems with any of them.

On my home system (IE7), I installed all latest Windows updates and cleared out all my Internet settings. Still no luck.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll also updated the windows XP SP2 on my work laptop to the latest patches/updates. Still works with IE7 and Firefox (U3).
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 10:52 am    Post subject: Google Maps Street View Reply with quote

Too bad you're having trouble with Google Maps - you can't use the new Street View feature. Type in an address, click on the Street View box in the upper right of the map, and you can look at a street view of any streets and roads that are highlighted in blue. There is a little orange guy that you can drag to where you want to look, and when you click on him, you'll see the street view. You can also pan the image - if you pan way down, you can even see the vehicle the imaging device was attached to. Those of you who are still able to get Google Maps need to go play with it yourself.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Google Maps Street View Reply with quote

Wow, I didn't know they had coverage in this area! Must be new. It's pretty complete, too, including all the residential areas nearby. I can see my house!

15Tango wrote:
Too bad you're having trouble with Google Maps - you can't use the new Street View feature. Type in an address, click on the Street View box in the upper right of the map, and you can look at a street view of any streets and roads that are highlighted in blue. There is a little orange guy that you can drag to where you want to look, and when you click on him, you'll see the street view. You can also pan the image - if you pan way down, you can even see the vehicle the imaging device was attached to. Those of you who are still able to get Google Maps need to go play with it yourself.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

andrewmcc wrote:
pfalstad wrote:
I am not having any trouble with geocaching.com's google maps. What browser are you using?

Internet Explorer

There's your problem.. Try firefox. Smile
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