[GeoStL] Re: Magellan Explorist 310

  • From: Laurie Elfrank <lwatermann@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Geocaching Newsgroup <geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2013 09:37:41 -0500

This problem may happen if you allow software to delete your old caches before 
inserting new caches into the unit.  What you should do is delete all of the 
caches and the waypoints manually before putting the new caches in.  You do 
this by pressing the menu while looking at the geocaches and scroll down to the 
bottom and select delete all.  Do the same with waypoints.  After that there 
should be nothing in either file.

John (L Frank)

From: james_leistico@xxxxxxxxxxx
To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [GeoStL] Magellan Explorist 310 was Re: Garmin Oregon 450
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2013 05:37:20 -0500




ok, I have been dealing with this nuisance on my own for 16 months or so now 
(warranty issues with the physical container had to be dealt with first) - 

with my Garmin Explorist 310 when I download PQ's, I end up with duplicate 
waypoints.  (I've sifted through them in Drs' offices, at lunch, watching tv, 
etc to free up space.)  Anyone else know about this glitch?  While typing this 
I wonder this - could the additional waypoints actually be included in the 
first file, so I'm putting this on twice?
Barring that, I've thought of using a g-caching computer app to consolidate the 
duplicate waypoints.  Thought I could do something about it with GSAK, but I 
haven't figured out how to manage the daughter waypoints.  I'm thinking maybe 
the best way to go is to use the program that came with my first garmin etrex 
vista.
Jimthe strepped, cabin feverin' stir crazy Monk-E Arms
Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2013 06:33:15 -0800
From: tom_wolpert@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [GeoStL] Re: Garmin Oregon 450
To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Correct. The second file contains "additional waypoints" added to the cache 
page by the CO.  These are typically things like trailheads, parking areas, or 
"questions to be answered" in a puzzle.  





From: Patricia Hutchison <patriciahutchison@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thu, March 7, 2013 8:20:40 AM
Subject: [GeoStL] Re: Garmin Oregon 450




So, the difference being that if I had a puzzle cache, for example, that had 
additional informational waypoints (go here to find this piece of information 
that you'll need to solve the puzzle), I would want to download both of the 
files, as opposed to a traditional cache (X marks the spot).  






Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2013 06:16:56 -0800
From: mrogers07@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [GeoStL] Re: Garmin Oregon 450
To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx


You can put both on there. The straight ".gpx" file is the cache data proper. 
The "wpts.gpx" file includes child waypoints, parking coordinates, etc. If you 
can do without them, just load the basic ".gpx" file. If not, load both.



-Michael







From: Patricia Hutchison <patriciahutchison@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Thursday, March 7, 2013 8:11 AM
Subject: [GeoStL] Re: Garmin Oregon 450






Also, my PQ generated two files:  .gpx and .wpts.gpx - Do I put both on the 
GPS?  If not, which one?


 
 
  





Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2013 06:09:51 -0800
From: mrogers07@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [GeoStL] Re: Garmin Oregon 450
To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx


Yes...it is F:/Garmin/GPX









From: Patricia Hutchison <patriciahutchison@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Thursday, March 7, 2013 8:07 AM
Subject: [GeoStL] Re: Garmin Oregon 450






In my case, it's F:/Garmin/GPX  There is no "GPS"; could it be GPX?  Isn't that 
the .extension for the file?  





Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2013 08:00:23 -0600
Subject: [GeoStL] Re: Garmin Oregon 450
From: david.dewitt63@xxxxxxxxx
To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

The way i go about doing this is, plug the usb cable to the gps and computer. 
Then down load the pocket query to the gps directory {drive letter}/garmin/gps
Then unplug and have fun.
Team_state
aka. Dave & Kathy

On Mar 7, 2013 7:51 AM, "Patricia Hutchison" <patriciahutchison@xxxxxxxxxxx> 
wrote:



Ok, other Garmin Oregon 450 owners:  I now have my new unit and it's ready to 
be set up for Geocaching.  I've done the quick start and visited the Garmin 
website to register it, but now I'm not sure what I'm doing.  When I run a 
query for caches on Geocaching.com, then what do I do?  I'm a bit lost and of 
course the quick start guide is pretty much only helpful for putting in the 
batteries and turning it on.  Help!
Spiritwolf922



 
 



                                                                                
  

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