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King Boreas
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2003 8:41 am    Post subject: Mapping Software Reply with quote

Is there software available that will map my cache locations? Can I create a map showing where each cache is located? Is there a shareware or freeware program that will do that?
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CB-GPSERS
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Joined: 17 Dec 2002

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2003 9:56 am    Post subject: This one is really cool, and is Freeware!! Reply with quote

Here's some info from the read.me on it.

USAPhotoMaps downloads U.S.Geological Survey aerial photos from http://terraserver.homeadvisor.msn.com/ (available at no charge, courtesy of Microsoft) and creates a contiguous map from them.

When you first run it, you'll have to enter your desired map's initial latitude and longitude on the New Map screen. After these have been entered, the primary Map screen will appear.

To download the aerial photos for your map, on the Menu bar, select File -Download Map Data -Fill Screen (see Help -Advanced for the -Enter Lat/Lon selection). If you only have a dial-up modem, you'll have to establish a connection to the Internet first.

You can also upload and download waypoints from your GPSR with it.

Here's the link.

http://jdmcox.com
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SirPoonga
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2003 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or mapblast which geocaching.com uses. There is actually an open source program that uses mapbast (in java so it will run on any machine).

http://gpsmap.sourceforge.net/
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