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Da Bloodhound
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:29 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I am wondering if I were to request a PQ from Groundspeak less any finds in the area I previously have - can I then forward that to a second individual to run through his copy of GSAK to eliminate his previous finds?
I am assuming this file could be refined by each individual until the final group member would have a file totally free of previous finds for any/all in the group. The final member to refine the PQ could then distribute the final product to all those caching as a group. Everyone would be running off the same data and no caches listed would have been previously found by anyone involved.
OK, now how do we get it done??
Thanks,
Da Bloodhound
 
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marc_54140
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:33 am Reply with quote Back to top

Yes, and no, and maybe .......

It will work okay for you, but the second person will probably have to hand edit the file, because GSAK will not recognize their finds.

Your PQ picks out your 'found it' log, and the last five others. So if you send me the PQ, and my finds are all more than 5 finds ago, GSAK will not highlight any of the caches for me.

If I happen to be one of the last five to find the cache, it will be highlighted.
 
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marc_54140
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:35 am Reply with quote Back to top

A reverse process would probably work better.

Each member of the group get his own PQ, and sends it to you. You combine them all, and create a master.

It will probably mean some in the group have already found some of the caches .... but hey! That's the beauty of caching in a group. You get to revisit some, and heckle the ones looking for them.
 
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SammyClaws
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:53 am Reply with quote Back to top

Here is one way it could work. Everyone would need to have a database of thier finds. Then the first person loads the PQ in the the found database and filters on unfound caches. He (she) would export that to a GPX file and send it to the next person who could then load that file in the their found database and export the unfounds. And so on.

OR you could have everyone send you their found PQs load all of them into one database, then globally mark them as found using the database function. THEN load your PQ against that, and filter on unfound caches.

In hindsight, I like the second version better.
 
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marc_54140
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:35 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Sammy, remember .... only the finds for the person requesting the PQ will be shown.

Anyone else using that PQ will have to hand filter out his or her finds.

And that can be a long process..........
 
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:31 pm Reply with quote Back to top

If each person in the group gets their PQ of finds and then they are all combined in the database you will have a database of all caches that some or all of the group have found. Then mark the entire database as found, next import a new PQ of an area; any that appear in the database unfound would represent everything unfound by the group.

Last time Dave and I cached together, he took my found query and loaded it against his database to filter out our collective finds. This does work.

In fact, I'd even do it just get the experience. These challenges are fun, sometimes even better than puzzles.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:36 am Reply with quote Back to top

finds ........

Sorry, I missed that word. Yes, that should work.
 
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Da Bloodhound
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:36 am Reply with quote Back to top

It would sure make life ever so much easier if Groundspeak would send out a PQ for multiple users with finds deleted from whoever is listed in the request leaving a clean list. But I guess that probably isn't going to be available any time soon.

Thanks everyone. I'll give the ideas a try and so how it works out.

Gary, aka Da Bloodhound
 
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AstroDon




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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 2:55 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I don't know if this will help you or not but there is a macro on the GSAK website for "group caching". http://gsak.net/board/index.php?showtopic=7413&st=0&#entry45197
 
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