The Wisconsin Geocaching Association

  Login or Register

Website Navigation

62.png Home

49.png Information Center
26.png WGA Newsletters
24.png Reviewer's Words
53.png Presentation Resources
39.png Geocaching Files
27.png Bookmarks
56.png Location Rules and Regs
49.png BOD Info Center

17.png Forums
16.png New Posts
20.png Unanswered Posts

calendar_day.png Upcoming Events
mapicon.png Map
29.png Calendar
11.png Submit Event

mapicon.png WGA State Park CachesNew content !

shield_star.png Cache of the Month
mapicon.png Past Winners Map

LonelyCache.png Lonely Cache Game
mapicon.png Current Map
26.png Scoreboard
11.png Submit Report

rescueiconsm.png Cache Rescue
11.png Submit a Mission

icon_community.gif Members
27.png Your Account
47.png Private Messages
contact_blue.png WGA Member Map
Geocaching_LIVE_poweredby_16.png GC.COM Authorization

icon_members.gif News
tree-T.gif Topics
tree-T.gif Archives
tree-L.gif Submit News

image_cultured.png Photo Gallery
tree-T.gif Updates
tree-L.gif Popular

shield.png Fun Stuff
28.png Recent Logs
TB.gif Picnic to Picnic TB Race Standings
TB.gif WGA Hauler

49.png Board of Directors
 
Contact Us

 
Facebook

Wisconsin Geocaching Association

 
Follow Us

Twitter Button

 
Subscribe to Newsletter

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
 
Geocaching.com Search
View Search Syntax
 
COTM
Winner -
June 2014 Northern Zone:
Forbidden Fruit

Winner -
June 2014 Northeast Zone:
Wildlife & Travel Bug Sanctuary

Winner -
June 2014 West Central Zone:
Pirates of the Roche-a-Cri

Winner -
June 2014 South Central Zone:
The Big "K"

Winner -
June 2014 Southeast Zone:
Whoomp! There It Is

Winner -
June 2014 Series of the Month:


More Info >>>

 
 
Wisconsin Geocaching Association: Forums
 

 

View next topic
View previous topic
Post new topic   Reply to topic
Author Message
QuickV4
WGA Member



Joined: 2009-03-24
Posts: 16
Location: Fond du Lac, WI

PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:33 am Reply with quote Back to top

Ok

I just got a Explorist 210

Im running windows Vista


I see the files downloadable from geocaching.com are LOC files, but I see that the GPS itself saves marked coords as UPT files


I tried using GPSbabel, which seems to be the proper program (or is it??????) for soing something like this (converting)

But I can get it to work, and I do not even know if im using the the correct program correctly

Its getting me $&^@$ pissed, I just want to cache dammit! Im not a fircking computer programmer!

_________________
cache to ride, ride to cache Razz

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v225/jerrylovestrains/creativecachewinner.jpg[/IMG] 
View user's profile Send private message
kc9gbo
WGA Member



Joined: 2009-06-07
Posts: 254
Location: West Salem, Wi.

PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:13 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I'm not sure about .loc's but I know with my explorist 400 that I can convert .gpx files into the .upt's via GSAK and also through Mapsend on Magellans site. Hope this helps!
 
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
benny7210
WGA Member



Joined: 2006-04-01
Posts: 501
Location: Manitowoc,Wi,USA

PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:43 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Good luck with your Explorist. I had one when they first came out and I could never get it to load, from a PQ.

_________________
Vincit Qui Patitur 
View user's profile Send private message
Team Deejay
WGA Member



Joined: 2005-10-02
Posts: 2389
Location: Rochester, WI, US

PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:39 pm Reply with quote Back to top

OK, lets start. First, as others have said, the EASY way to do this is to use GSAK. Just load your files into GSAK, use the GPS Setup to select an Explorist 210. Then use GPS | Send to GPS. It is that easy.

If you don't want to use GSAK for some reason (can't afford $25, like doing things the hard way, masochistic tendencies, morally opposed to commerce with Australia, or whatever), you CAN do this with GPS Babel.

1. Connect your GPS to your computer using the USB port. It will assign it a drive letter. Within this drive is a directory called Geocaches

2. Start GPSBabelGUI-2.

3. Select the input file type as Geocaching.com .loc

4. Enter the path and file name of your loc file.

5. Select the output file type to be Magellan Explorist Geocaching (.gs)

6. Enter the path and filename where you want the file to go. This is the tricky part. Lets say the drive for the GPS is E:. The path will be E:/geocaches/filename.gs. (Substitute whatever name you want for filename).

7. Make sure the waypoints checkbox is marked.

8. Hit Lets go. The waypoints will be transferred.

Or, you could just buy GSAK and save yourself a ton of effort.

One thing you should be aware of. LOC files have virtually no information, just the GC Code, Name, Placed by, owner code, and the coordinates. No description, no hints, no additional waypoints, not even the state. If you want the full information, you need to get a GPX file, which is available to premium members.
 
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
QuickV4
WGA Member



Joined: 2009-03-24
Posts: 16
Location: Fond du Lac, WI

PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:21 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Well, the thing is up on Craigslist right now, and I am advertising it for hunters, instead of geocachers!

_________________
cache to ride, ride to cache Razz

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v225/jerrylovestrains/creativecachewinner.jpg[/IMG] 
View user's profile Send private message
Cachelovskys
WGA Member



Joined: 2006-11-27
Posts: 200
Location: Green Bay, WI

PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:13 am Reply with quote Back to top

I LOVE my eXplorist 210...start the snickering

I really do, and anyone who gives me grief about it, i just stay, "it has found me 1300 caches...and I have ACTUALLY found the same caches (or more) as your fancy $500 Garmin has...BURN!!!"

haha...please no haters! Laughing
 
View user's profile Send private message
hogrod
WGA Member



Joined: 2005-07-24
Posts: 639
Location: New glarus, WI

PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:14 pm Reply with quote Back to top

QuickV4 wrote:
Ok

I just got a Explorist 210

Im running windows Vista


If I'm not mistaken Magellan doesn't support the explorist models on windows vista. I did see a few years back a geocacher modified the Windows XP driver & got them working in vista, but I'm not sure where you could find any of this info anymore.
 
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:       
Post new topic   Reply to topic

View next topic
View previous topic
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001-2008 phpBB Group
:: Theme & Graphics by Daz :: Ported for PHP-Nuke by nukemods.com ::
All times are GMT - 6 Hours
 
Forums ©
 
Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Parental Consent Form | contact | Comments ]

All content © 2013 Wisconsin Geocaching Association, except comments and forum entries which are property of their posters.

The Groundspeak Geocaching Logo is a registered trademark of Groundspeak, Inc. Used with permission.
 


Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the WGA Terms of Use


Distributed by Raven PHP Scripts
New code written and maintained by the RavenNuke™ TEAM


(Original PHP-Nuke Code Copyright © 2004 by Francisco Burzi)
Page Generation: 0.11 Seconds

:: fisubice phpbb2 style by Daz :: PHP-Nuke theme by www.nukemods.com ::
:: fisubice Theme Recoded To 100% W3C CSS & HTML 4.01 Transitional & XHTML 1.0 Transitional Compliance by RavenNuke™ TEAM ::

:: W3C CSS Compliance Validation :: W3C HTML 4.01 Transitional Compliance Validation :: W3C XHTML 1.0 Transitional Compliance Validation ::