Nope I haven't forgotten about this great place I have been busy with other things. One thing that many here would enjoy and that is geocaching. All things gps fascinate me and many others here. Plus I hope to proficient with gps so I can navigate safely through wooded areas as well. Eventually I want to get a gps that I can use for both my motorcycle and also geocaching and hiking. This will not replace my i3 because I don't think one unit will do ALL things well. JM and Maryann are doing a bang-up job here as usual and I noticed many who were rather "green" in technological sense have learned so much here. That's something to be proud about. It's the friendly nature of this site that nurtures people afraid of technology and allows them to embrace it. In my travels I have found a few from this forum at the geocaching.com forum. Notably Fratermus and he certainly is no slouch with technical things. So many contribute to the greater cause! There is no doubt in my mind that poi factory is the #1 USA site for automotive navigation. I thought maybe we should delve into handhelds but that would be a mistake except for the technical part. Enough rambling for now.
I wish i had the time to do geocaching. I did a good amount of research on it and it seems very fun but i would need to get some kind of hand held gps unit (which is a lot more cheaper than a car gps) Hope things go well. I agree that this is the greatest gps site. It is very easy to startup and chat. Most places require a ton of info and their site isn't as easily navigated as this one. Kudos on such a great site. Hope you enjoy the geocaching Ray....let us know what you find or where your adventures lead you. Enjoy your day everyone.
Some of Garmin's newer "Cx" handhelds (e.g., GPSMAP 60Cx, Legend Cx, etc.) can work with POI Loader and custom POIs just like the automotive units.
We're happy to share locations with everyone, regardless of GPS brand or model.
Good point JM the new Garmin 60csx is a good navigator. Actually I think it would make a decent all around gps for under 400 it does it all. My next gps will be more versatile so I can use it for navigation, hiking and geocaching.
Also the Mio C310x for $199 is a good handheld, for on and off road, or boat, or bike, or....
I just loaded the "Chipotle" file on to my Garmin 60Cx. So when I get hungry while I'm out geocaching, I gotta place to go eat. It's one of my favorite eating establishments! -AD
Yep, it worked great. It takes Lat/Longs in the Coordinates section and then you set it to "Off Road" and Pedestrian, and away you go. Bring your own compass, it does not have a built-in one. It is pocket size and has a good battery life. But be careful, it is not waterproof, something I did not think of until after I went Geocaching. The Geocashing web site recommends a waterproof model or a plastic bag. If the weather is nice this weekend, I'll try it again, there are a lot of "easy" sites in my area.
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