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Thot last won the day on January 11 2019

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  1. Thot

    Turn by Turn Navigation

    The dots was the secret. It's working now. Thank you. I have CarPlay but never use it, I'll try that next time.
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    Turn by Turn Navigation

    Somebody explained to me a while back how to do this but I've forgotten and my link to the message with the explanation no longer works So, I've selected a cache, then I click the compass looking thing at the bottom right which gives me the red pointer line. Then I tap the stack of three white papers and select Google Maps which still shows the pointer. Now, what do I do to get turn by turn navigation? Perhaps I should mention, when I click the yellow man I get a photograph.
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    Cachly is enough Challenge for me

    Thanks. That works. Somehow I missed the idea that it doesn't import the list, name and all.
  4. I don't need Challenge Caches, I have enough challenges with Cachly. I'm trying to import a list of caches from my desktop. I saved a list from GSAK as a GPX file named Local and put this file in Dropbox. Following instructions I went to the three dots and chose More. There I clicked Import from Dropbox. This took me to a screen where some Dropbox folders were shown. I chose the folder where I had put the GPX file (Local) and selected it. The word Downloading flashed momentarily on a green background then I was taken to the screen shot below. This screen seems to suggest I should click on the word IMPORT but nothing on that screen is clickable except the top line which takes me me to a page saying No Lists Found. Then I go to the Live screen and click Lists which displays a screen that says No Lists Found. I find all this puzzling and am unable to import my list.
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    Multiple Questions.

    Just turning filters off then on with no changes fixed it. Thank you
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    Multiple Questions.

    Now when I click the circling arrows I get a popup that says I don't know what the word "additional" suggests. However, there are caches near my location I have not found. Moving the map is unnecessary, but moving it doesn't stop the popup and doesn't show any caches. The only filters I have are Don't show found caches, Don't show my caches and exclude 4+ Terrain. I found this page. It talks about and shows a yellow man beside the Current Location (arrowhead) button. I have Google Maps installed, but my screen doesn't show this feature.
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    That works Somehow I thought that was the Navigation button. I have other questions but I'll create a new thread.
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    My car was in the shop for a month and I'd forgotten to take my GPSr. So, while in a nearby town (I live in Houston) I decided to try for a cache I remembered being recently released in the area. I started cachly and got the following screen. Nothing I knew to do would show my location. Clicking the circling arrows kept saying it couldn't find any caches. If it was looking in the ocean, I'm not surprised.
  9. Have you considered making it an option to use GPS course for the pointer?
  10. Sorry, it was not my intention to be abrasive. I simply didn't understand and had become frustrated. And I also believe we can leave the discussion because I now understand how the pointer works. There's still an issue I don't understand. Like the incident Posted December 21, 2020. But, it's the only time the distance did not change as I moved. Perhaps it was just a fluke or perhaps I was moving to slowly.
  11. I leave you with this for now. I don't understand why you're using the compass. As has been pointed out, a magnetometer is confused by the metal in the car. So, by using the compass you're causing the pointer to be screwed up. On the other hand, as long as the user points the phone in the direction of travel, you (the author of Cachly) can use the GPS signal to determine north and which way to the pointer should point. I assume that's how my handheld and my Nuvi determine north. As long as I'm moving both point accurately to north. In or out of the car, the pointer on my handheld works correctly. So, if you use the compass to create the pointer this difference is why I have been confused by your program's behavior.
  12. Found the compass and it seems to work outside the car. I will check when inside the car later, but I can see where a magnetic compass wouldn't work inside the car. Compasses inside cars must be in a fixed location and calibrated for that location.
  13. Perhaps so, but the only time I have arrived at a cache where someone was using a cellphone, she was 50' from the cache watching her phone and walking in the opposite direction. It may just be new cachers, but posted coordinates seem to be further off nowadays.
  14. I don't understand what the "compass is." But, in the metal cage, as long as I'm moving the line on my handheld points accurately toward the cache. I've never seen it fail except near tall buildings. Maybe cellphones just don't work well for this activity.