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Walkingadventure
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:18 pm Reply with quote Back to top

How much Starry stuff did you have today?

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CodeJunkie
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:38 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Walkingadventure wrote:
How much Starry stuff did you have today?

Only 1 large cup and I had great company (i.e. BakRdz)
 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:10 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Not sure if this is an option, but when I want to do some mapping of cache locations I'll do it using Google Earth. Seems to work well enough for my needs though I'm not using it as my primary caching tool either.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:23 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I miss the old maps too. Enough said....

CHANGE? Do I have to?

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Northwoods Tom
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:05 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I happened to look at the maps this morning and was wondering how long it would take before the complaints started flying.

Can't say I'm fond of the change yet. Speed seems slow, tiles don't all load in some and the visual detail seems awful light on others.

I'm sure it will be tweaked more.
 
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amita17
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:20 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I haven't looked at it yet, but if the old maps are gone, I know I won't like it. I can't figure out how to get the new maps to pan over. These forums were helpful to me when using the old maps because of problems loading; maybe if I can put into words exactly what my issues are, someone here will know how to fix it so I can adapt to new maps. Otherwise I will have to cache even less efficiently than I already do. Sad

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:28 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Is there a place to find out what they all changed in this release? Thanks!
 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:02 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hmmm, I kind of like the new changes. The maps load so fast!

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rcflyer2242
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:19 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I plead the 5th on the new maps. WGA would just delete my comments anyway. Shocked
 
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sweetlife
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:58 pm Reply with quote Back to top

here is a link to a GSAK macro that uses google maps and can easily switch it to Satelite view.[url] http://gsak.net/board/index.php?s=fb217bc4e0599a6c5581466bc7731fb3&showtopic=17505&st=0&#entry155762[/url]

I never did like the maps on GC, so been using this for a while.

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Trekkin and Birdin
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:17 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks Barry...something good came out of this changeover, at least for us. Those maps are nice! Though I still preferred scrolling around for fun on the website with the old maps. Oh well. Less time wasted doing that sort of thing, another good thing to come of this!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:11 pm Reply with quote Back to top

More info on the reason for change: http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=290409&pid=4972132&st=0&#entry4972132
 
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Team Deejay
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:14 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I would agree that the new maps are pretty much awful in "Mapquest Satellite" mode, but there is an upgrade. If you map a pocket query, it now shows JUST the pocket query caches. Additionally, the OpenStreetMap Cycle map seems to have some trails on it (at least in a few places). I have always used GSAK for "real" mapping, so for scrolling around, I always used the non-satellite maps. Still seems ok for that purpose.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:15 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Update release notes: http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=290410&pid=4972138&st=0&#entry4972138
 
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Chatauqua560
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:26 pm Reply with quote Back to top

grandpa_r wrote:
Is there a place to find out what they all changed in this release? Thanks!


through the GC.com forums
 
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