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Rino 110 Mapsource questions

 
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RINO SHAWN
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 9:05 pm    Post subject: Rino 110 Mapsource questions Reply with quote

I have the Mapsource "Points of Interest" software (the only software available from Garmin for a 110 that I'm aware of)

Does anyone know if there is a way to "bulk load" geocache waypoints/long. lat.s to the Mapsource program on my PC from geocache.com?

I only know how to send waypoints that I manually create on Mapsource to my GPSr

Or am I wasting my time with this thought process and should just go with the pocket queries and Easy GPS? (I would have to learn how to use that also) Rolling Eyes
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Pear Head
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 9:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Rino 110 Mapsource questions Reply with quote

RINO SHAWN wrote:
Or am I wasting my time with this thought process and should just go with the pocket queries and Easy GPS? (I would have to learn how to use that also) Rolling Eyes


You don't need pocket queries to use Easy GPS. You can just download the waypoint files for individual caches or for a list of caches (like when you view a list of caches on the website).

Easy GPS is just that - easy. Load your file, pick your GPS and comm port, and off you go.
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RINO SHAWN
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2004 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know how to send my waypoints I already have in my GPSr to Easy GPS...and know how to manually type in each and every waypoint name/ lat./ long. into MapSource or Easy GPS and then send to my GPSr.

What I haven't figured out is how to send the info from Geocaching.com to Easy GPS so that I can access it without having to manually type in the info.

So far...until I figure out how to use this correctly......my Mapsource program is doing everything (and more) than Easy GPS

What am I doing wrong?? (wow...that's a loaded question!) Very Happy
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2004 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RINO SHAWN wrote:
What am I doing wrong?? (wow...that's a loaded question!) Very Happy

open the GPX/LOC file in EasyGPS? It's just like loading a file in any other program.
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RINO SHAWN
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2004 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow...I feel like an idiot!! My problem is that I never noticed the little icon on the cache pages that says "click to download" Hey...guess what???? When you click on that.....it.....downloads!! Embarassed

Thanks guys for not laughing at me for being so "geocachenally challenged" Hey.... I just made up a new word Laughing
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Moe the Sleaze
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2004 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RINO SHAWN wrote:
Thanks guys for not laughing at me for being so "geocachenally challenged" Hey.... I just made up a new word Laughing


Who says we weren't laughing! Laughing
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RINO SHAWN
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2004 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's OK to laugh......I can take it Wink

I've just been playing around (aka learning) and I have successfully bulk downloaded over 20 caches and uploaded them to my GPSr

I even figured out that I can "select all" and change the little symbol to the geocache "treasure chest" symbol .............I feel like my geek status has just been raised 1 notch Cool

I wish I would have figured this out long ago....(I,ve had the link cable and Mapsource for over 10 months now) Embarassed
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