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5savages
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 9:26 am    Post subject: MN County Map Reply with quote

I'd like to create a map of Minnesota Counties, similar to what KC0GRN has on his geocaching.com profile page:

I sent him a note asking how he did that but I thought I'd also ask the larger group here.

I'd like to create something like this for my MN finds and I'm also planning a TB with a goal of visiting all the MN counties and would like to create a map for that as well.

I thought about using photoshop to just color in the counties but I haven't round a decent basemap for that yet.
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CamoCacher
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't find where I got mine butPaint is how I color mine in. I thought I used this one: http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/maps/minnesota_map.html
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RubberToes
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 9:43 am    Post subject: Re: MN County Map Reply with quote

5savages wrote:
I'd like to create a map of Minnesota Counties, similar to what KC0GRN has on his geocaching.com profile page:


You're looking for the Map Maker Utility.

Have fun.
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CamoCacher
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay that is the link, at the bottom click on the print button. It brings you to as new page, go down to MN, click on it and then you can save image as.
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5savages
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:03 am    Post subject: Re: MN County Map Reply with quote

RubberToes wrote:

You're looking for the Map Maker Utility.

Have fun.


Thank you!!
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5savages
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



This will give us a new goal...trying to color in the rest of the counties, something the kids can get some visual feedback from.
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5savages
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CamoCacher wrote:
I can't find where I got mine butPaint is how I color mine in. I thought I used this one: http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/maps/minnesota_map.html


I like this map...big, clean, easy to read. I may try photoshoping this and seeing which map I like better. Thanks!
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sir_zman
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.itsnotaboutthenumbers.com has a cool map you can use too. (you need to be a pro member on GC to get the All my finds GPX file).


load your gpx file and then in the results click on the "US Counties Map" link, then click on Minnesota in the results set.

it looks like this:

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5savages
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, that one's cool too! I just ran my stats on that site to get my counties but I completely missed that link.
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CamoCacher
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

5savages wrote:


This will give us a new goal...trying to color in the rest of the counties, something the kids can get some visual feedback from.


Since you are doing that you guys should go accept at the County Challange and the Delorme Challange
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5savages
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm already thinking about how I could optimize my route for maximum efficiency. I may have to take off with my daughter for a day and see if I can clean up the bottom of the state this weekend.
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celticwulf
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, so I finally checked out the link and that is very cool. I never realized that I've only got a 6 day in a row consecutive finding...and I thought that my fest hiatus was longer than that, but I guess not. I'm really liking that site...and it's got the county map really cool too.

I figure I'll accept the challenge once I start to fill out more of the map...maybe I'll see about getting some others to wander along on a trip or something Smile

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CamoCacher
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't get it to work...what am I doing wrong?
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Moe the Sleaze
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CamoCacher wrote:
I can't get it to work...what am I doing wrong?


Umm, be sure your units are set to metric and then turn the nob on the left clockwise for 3 turns.
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CamoCacher
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CamoCacher wrote:
I can't get it to work...what am I doing wrong?


nevermind:

Stats for CamoCacher

Total: 864 finds on 860 unique caches (List Multiple Finds)

Find Rate: 2.27/day, 15.9/week

Best day: 3/06/06 - 26 finds

Most consecutive days with a find: 7 from 1/17/06 to 1/23/06

Longest caching drought: 20 days from 8/17/06 to 9/07/06

Average total cache difficulty: 1.87 - Average total terrain rating: 1.77

Average physical cache difficulty: 1.9 - Average physical terrain rating: 1.81 (Traditional, Multi, Unknown, Project APE, Letterbox)

Approximate cache-to-cache distance: 13091.59 miles (21068.87 kilometres) (Excludes locationless and known traveling caches)

Active Caches: 742 of the caches you've found are still active (86.3%)
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