San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Note: Due to Geocaching HQ's policy regarding the mentioning of commercial entities, the software that will be presented at this event will only be referred to as "geocaching software." (Hint: It's the one that most folks use or want to use, and it rhymes with See: Track.)
Scott Miller (gsmX2) has presented on a specific geocaching software program at the S*W*A*G Yuma Mega-Event for three years, and at two Ojai Valley Cachers’ “Nerd Day” events. He’s received very positive feedback on all his presentations. Scott concentrates on providing useful information to increase the efficiency of your geocaching adventures, and provides a multi-page handout with click-by-click instructions so you can utilize every skill when you get back home.
At our Cachin' the Bay Mega-Event, the presentation will cover four topics:
Briefly introduce this geocaching database software.
How to search for, install and run extremely useful macros.
Precisely create Pocket Queries based on well-placed rectangles, with the option to filter out geocaches that some or all members of a group have found. Quickly review geocaches with multiple DNFs to determine whether to delete them or go for them. “Not all DNFs are created equal.”
Update Pocket Queries to include Favorite Points.
Utilize mapping macros to create a sequential list of geocaches to search for.
How to send additional information to your GPS.
Utilizing a Garmin export macro to enlarge the type and many other useful functions.
Printing your sequenced list so it includes information useful to your search.
Sending the sequenced list to a Nuvi or Tom Tom so the sequenced numbers show:
1. I am Easy
2. Badfeet’s Bridge
3. World’s Largest Kazoo
Efficient mass logging and improved individual logs.
A power trail does not require individual logs; this software excels at mass logging.
However, it also is a very efficient way to write individual (or hybrid) logs by:
1. Allowing you to see the cache page as you log.
2. Showing field notes you may have added.
3. Giving Favorite Points and dropping Travel Bugs you log.
Determine if you qualify for many challenges. Use the many macros that are available so the computer does the work.
Scott prides himself in being prepared, enthusiastic and knowledgeable.