How to map 'offset' cache locations?
Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:40 PM
We have encountered a couple multi-part mystery caches that direct you to other locations. Is there any way to map the second stage locations revealed at the initial cache point for me to see under my geocaching.com premium account? We have only found the initial locations listed for the cache and will have to complete them later. It would be nice to see them on the geocaching.com map for planning purposes. We have an older mapping GPS and could do it on it, I suppose, but not nearly as nice as the computer monitor.
Thanks for any help.
Posted 22 April 2012 - 11:53 PM
Posted 23 April 2012 - 02:16 AM
But even that single corrected coordinate is ignored on the Map Overview and (at the moment) is not transferred via the live API (when queried with external Programs/App). At least they are contained in the Pocket Queries.
Editing / Adding Waypoints is not supported on geocaching.com. You could add a cache note containing some information.
There are some external Programs which support these Features.
GSAK was already mentioned.
There's also the free "GeoGet" for the PC which has similar abilities (including showing a map with all caches for the current filter locally).
I find the Greasemonkey Script "GCTour" useful for planning & printing out day tours. It allows to add some caches to a "Tour". Custom waypoints can also be added. Finally for this "Tour" a editable report (with maps) can be created and printed out.
GCTour not necessary needs a premium membership. It works in the Firefox browser and needs the extension "Greasemonkey".
Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:46 PM
Posted 30 April 2012 - 07:56 AM
Once you see the general location, you can find the same area on the geocaching maps to see if there are other caches that are nearby that you might also want to find.