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  1. Yesterday
  2. Nic Hubbard

    Better Navagation

    Cachly passes this feature off to navigation apps which are much better suited to handle turn by turn navigation. Tap the ... button when on the Navigate screen to choose a navigation provider that you have installed such as Google Maps or Waze.
  3. Thot

    Better Navagation

    I realize this may be too difficult. I used Cachly's navigation to the cache for the first time today. It simply points a straight like to the cache -- like the map function on a handheld. It does not tell you the route. That is, which streets to take and where to turn, etc. If it could just show a zigzag path it would be a big help.
  4. Thot

    Benchmarking on Cachly

    I've been using this method for about 10 years. It gives you current status of the marks. A difference is I download the benchmark data from NGS by county so it is in manageable file sizes. I first put it into GSAK. I wrote a program that then converts a GSAK GPX file to a file that compares the data to the GC.com database and indicates which BMs are in their 20 year old data and show finds. After hunting the mark I report my results to the NGS. I've also written a couple of utilities that make that easier. If you want to read about all this go here factsfacts.com/benchmarking Edited to Add: This approach allows you to put the BM in Google Earth and use the description to create much better coordinates. As was mentioned, the Scaled coordinates on NGS/GC.com are often very bad. After putting them in GSAK you can choose which ones you want to hunt and create an even smaller file which can be exported from GSAK and imported into Cachly.
  5. Last week
  6. ACME WildCachers

    Idea for multi and puzzle caches

    I do the same, but this approach falls short when photos are an important part of the puzzle since they can't be added to the cache note.
  7. AnyMules

    Idea for multi and puzzle caches

    The workaround I use for this is to copy the text from the cache descrition and paste it in to the cache note - then I can just edit and add the extra info where I need to without needing to swap back and forth.
  8. AnyMules

    Benchmarking on Cachly

    The whole "Benchmarking" thing seems to be very US orientated. So not a lot of use for this in any other part of the world. Many of the similar things for other countries appear to be listed as "Waymarks" though, but the Waymarks also include rubbish such as your local fast food outlet so isn't anywhere near as exciting. The waymarking web site is just as bad for trying to find and log them on as well. Perhaps groudspeak need to consider a big revamp of these other things, and perhaps a merge of them all in to a single source (ie - make them all "geocaches" but have a different cache type for the Benchmarks/Waymarks). They'd probably have to do a lot of work pruning out some of the rubbish though, I know that there are landmarks that have many "waymarks" for the same thing. Not to mention that geocaching.com is very anti-advertising or promoting other companies or products, yet a Waymark can be for your local McDonalds so there's a bit of a conflict there they'd need to resolve.
  9. Earlier
  10. Nic Hubbard

    What does Inactive mean?

    This option is no longer part of the new Geocaching HQ API, so it will be removed in 5.0.
  11. In the filters you have a thing called "Disable Inactive." Does Inactive me Disabled? If so, consider calling it disabled, as it's a recognized term
  12. Nic Hubbard

    Finding the cache I'm at.

    No problem!
  13. Thot

    Finding the cache I'm at.

    Thanks for your help. Next time I'm at a cache I'll see if I can find it.
  14. Thot

    Finding the cache I'm at.

    My search was for a close cache with a unique name.
  15. Thot

    Finding the cache I'm at.

    well, I just searched by name and it worked
  16. Nic Hubbard

    Finding the cache I'm at.

    Cache name has a radius from the center of the map. I think in 4.3.x it is 10 miles. This is a limitation of the API. In 5.0 it will be able to search 100 miles.
  17. Thot

    Finding the cache I'm at.

    I searched by GC code. It's there. Does this mean you can't search by cache name?
  18. Nic Hubbard

    Finding the cache I'm at.

    Do you know the GC code? You can search for it in the search field. Or, you can move the map over to the location where the cache was then reload caches in that area.
  19. Thot

    Finding the cache I'm at.

    My wife it beckoning me for supper. I'll be back later.
  20. Thot

    Finding the cache I'm at.

    I wouldn't know how to find it. It's about 20 miles away. I'm home and using a desktop
  21. Nic Hubbard

    Finding the cache I'm at.

    Can you see that cache now that you weren't seeing before?
  22. Thot

    Finding the cache I'm at.

    I did have filters set. Exclude My Finds, My Caches, etc. They are now all turned off
  23. Nic Hubbard

    Finding the cache I'm at.

    Yes. You might have had a search option turned on that was not allowing that cache to be shown. Can you look and see if that cache is there, even if you aren't at that location?
  24. Thot

    Finding the cache I'm at.

    I just did the Reset. This turned off all the filters including Search by Cache Name. Is that what you expected?
  25. Nic Hubbard

    Finding the cache I'm at.

    Yes, the cache would be right where the pulsating current location indicator is. Are you sure you don't have some other Search Options turned on that would prevent that cache from showing? Tap the filter icon and then Reset search options.
  26. I should start by saying I should use cachly more so I become familiar with how everything works. But, I don't have a lot of data time and usually don't need it. Pretty much I only use cachly when I'm at a cache location and can't find it. This is when I fire up cachly to see if there are spoiler pictures. The problem I have with this is, sometimes I can't find the cache I'm at on the screen. I assume the pulsating dot is my location so is the cache symbol hidden under the dot? Also, when I put a word from the cache name in the search box and touch the circular arrow below and to the right of the search box, it does not bring up the cache. Neither does touching the SEARCH beside the text entry area
  27. Bama.Dell

    Error uploading saved, draft logs

    Ah! Now it's coming clear. I have defaults set so I don't normally have to set the log type but I guess the 'Found it' doesn't apply to events so I need to explicit set it. Thanks!
  28. Nic Hubbard

    Error uploading saved, draft logs

    Did you make sure to set a Log Type for the event though? Such as "Attended"? The error is for a missing log type.
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