* Replace the +/- zoom control with a slider/picker that allows one to go directly to a zoom level rather than single stepping with each click.
I'd rather have the slider added, not as a replacement. When using a mouse I like a slider but when using a touch pad I end up over-sliding and need the one step per click option.
That's really what I meant. The control would have a +/- at the top and bottom, a slider that can be dragged up/down (zoom in/out), and can be clicked on the slide bar to go directly to a specific zoom level. In other words, exactly how the Google Maps zoom control works now.
Without the 100 meter or whatever it is variance please. Since the aerial view tile supplier for the current maps is not really ready for prime time Google Earth is the only easy option for some folks. Let them have the caches displayed as accurately as possible.
I just played with this a bit. I exported one of my GSAK database (using a custom export with GPSBabel) to a kml file and dropped into a directory that's accessible via my web server. Then I pointed my browser at it, and it prompted me with a dialog box to select an application to open the kml file. I selected Google Earth and it launched Google Earth and loaded all the caches in. Seems like it wouldn't take a great deal of work to add a "View Cache in Google Earth" link that dynamically produces KML from the caches on the map.
First, this information on what caches a person has logged a DNF on should be available as a PQ option as well as on the maps.
Second, why not have found/DNF caches displayed with the original cache type icon with either a check mark or a 'X' in the corner of the icon denoting found/not found like some other applications do?
Agreed. Adding "Logged a DNF" would be a nice addition the PQ criteria. That lead me to another idea. Suppose that instead of clicking on the name of a PQ from the list on the mapping page, each line had a check box next to it. Selecting multiple check boxes could add the results of multiple PQs to the mapping page (with an option to remove duplicates). It would be a great way to create a single PQ from two or more that overlap some regions. One could create a PQ of caches with a logged DNF as well as one of "all caches not found in a 10 mile radius" and with a single click turn on/off any of the PQ layers.