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


Wisconsin Geocaching Association

Follow Us

Twitter Button

Subscribe to Newsletter

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required Search
View Search Syntax
Winner -
October 2014 Northern Zone:

Winner -
October 2014 Northeast Zone:
Yellowstone Trail Relics

Winner -
October 2014 West Central Zone:

Winner -
October 2014 South Central Zone:
Boom, Boom, Boom

Winner -
October 2014 Southeast Zone:

Winner -
October 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
Team Deejay
WGA Member

Joined: 2005-10-02
Posts: 2402
Location: Rochester, WI, US

PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 1:05 am Reply with quote Back to top

Not sure when they did this, but Microsoft has greatly updated their Mappoint site, calling it Live Local. The Mappoint links from direct you to this new site. I would say it is pretty impressive, sort of a cross between Mapquest and Google Maps, with better aerial photography than Google. In a few places, they have what they call "Bird's Eye View", which is sort of an "EXTREME CLOSEUP" aerial view. Believe it or not, they have this feature in Rock County, which I discovered when researching a virtual cache called The Crossing. For this cache, the fully zoomed aerial looks like:

The Bird's Eye looks like this:

To play with this yourself, try hitting the Mappoint link from this cache.

[This message has been edited by Team Deejay (edited 04-13-2006).]
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
WGA Member

Joined: 2002-02-20
Posts: 860
Location: Neenah, WI

PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 4:08 am Reply with quote Back to top

Looks interesting but seems to have more bugs than even a beta should. There were no satellite photos of my home. Should be nice when it's all finished! Image
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
WGA Member

Joined: 2002-05-01
Posts: 847
Location: Pewaukee, WI, USA

PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 7:12 am Reply with quote Back to top

It appears you need an operating system from this century.

I saw this thread first on a PC running Windows 2000. When I clicked on the mappoint link, nothing special came up.

When I got to an XP machine, then the fireworks worked. I'm going to go play with it now.

View user's profile Send private message
Team B Squared
WGA Friend

Joined: 2005-11-20
Posts: 257
Location: Bark River, MI

PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 9:45 am Reply with quote Back to top

I found it also helped me tremendously when I viewed the link using IE. I typically use firefox. Very cool, though.
View user's profile Send private message
Big Yonsson
WGA Member

Joined: 2004-04-02
Posts: 51
Location: sturtevant,wi. usa

PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 7:30 am Reply with quote Back to top

It doesnt seem to have coordinants on it though.But I like it alot.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
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 ::
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: 0.28 Seconds

:: fisubice phpbb2 style by Daz :: PHP-Nuke theme by ::
:: 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 ::