[GeoStL] Re: google earth geocache

  • From: "Gale R. Nie" <showme69@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: <geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2005 20:22:00 -0500

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From the gc.com website:

Please note that the coordinates used in Google Earth are only an 
approximation and can be up to 100 ft from the actual location. Do not use 
the coordinates in Google Earth for cache hunting. It is merely a viewing 
tool for getting a general idea of the cache location.

Gale





----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Shirley Roberts" <maylith@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, October 21, 2005 8:12 PM
Subject: [GeoStL] Re: google earth geocache


> -
> I've been playing with this feature for a few days.  There are a couple of
> things people should know.
>
> 1.  As of now there is no way to distinguish between caches you have and
> have not found.
>
> 2.  The projections of location of a cache are slightly random.  Every 
> time
> you move the map or move closer in or further out, the cache points jump a
> bit.  I think the actual location is within about a 75' circle of the 
> actual
> cache location
>
> 3.  There are icon types for different cache types....traditional, multi,
> etc...
>
> 4.  There can only be a limited number of caches on screen at one time, 
> but
> that number is either 75 or 150, depending on who you want to 
> believe....:)
>
> -maylith
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: geocaching-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:geocaching-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gale R. Nie
> Sent: Friday, October 21, 2005 6:52 PM
> To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [GeoStL] google earth geocache
>
> -
> Not sure if anyone else has sent this out to the list already, but I just
> found it tonight and thought it was pretty cool. Go to your account page 
> on
> gc.com.  On the right side is a section titled Google Mapping Features. 
> You
> can download a geocache browser for the Google Earth Program.  You can 
> zoom
> into an area and it'll show up to 150 caches. Click on the cache icon to 
> get
> info.  The info box has links to the cache page, to bookmark it, and get
> directions to and from it.
> Gale
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