MotoDroid, Geocaching, C:Geo

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  1. JP 5.56

    JP 5.56 Member

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    Murz, it is a great hobby for spending time with family and friends. Its also a great way to get to know your surrounding areas. I know Tucson extremely well. You can name some unheard of small residential street and theres a 90% chance I can tell you approximately what part of town its in, if not tell you exactly how to get there. Even with my knowledge of this city, Geocaching has lead me to things I would have otherwise never seen. A few great parks, awesome bits of history, etc.
     
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    I went out and found three caches yesterday. c:geo is wonderful for geocaching, the only thing I wish it had was a way to get and save your cords. Does anyone know a program to do that? I'm looking to create a few more caches in my home area!

    EDIT: Scratch that, the Compass app by Snaptic will note your gps coordinates and if your compass is off (mine was) it tells you and shows you how to fix it! (basically wave it in a figure 8, but still cool that it can tell)
     
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    I love to geocache, I will have to compare the Droid to the Garmin 60.
     
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    I use a free app called compass. It tells you your current grid and allows you to save it.
     
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    Great Geocache program group

    I've found (by reading comments in the market place) a great group of programs that work very well together.
    Geobeagle (free), Find Geocaches ($1.99), GPS Status by EclipSim (free).
    Between these 3 programs and an account on geocaching.com it will let you search for caches at your current location. Takes you to the detailed info on a specific cache on the geocaching.com web site. Using SMS you can log your finds on geocaching.com (after setting it up). Let's you use Navigator on the driod or google maps to give you directions to the location. Will give you a detailed Radar or Long / Lat on where the cache is and your current location. Aside from having to "hunt" for the final location this combo has everything you need to search for caches, get up to the location, and log your finds.
     
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    So rather then embarrass myself by asking what geocoaching is I googled it. So you're all playing high tech hide and go seek!

    Have fun. :)
     
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    In a nut shell yes. It is a great way to become very familiar with a number of different areas. It's also great for getting yourself and kids away from the tv / video games. Spend some time outdoors like kids use to.
     
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    where in az are you i live there also and my girlfriend is very interested in geocaching along with her dad

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
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    I geocache as well and use C:geo and geobeagle. Only reason I use geobeagle is for pocket queries which once you get serious into it you will want to become a premium member on geocaching.com. Geocaching.com doesnt like c:geo I guess because its not an "official app" though I think they just released the official app it sucks compared to c:geo. C:geo is the superior one and Ive found tons of caches with it, even ones where I didnt have cell signal. Althought it doesnt support pocket queries like geobeagle does the dev says on his site that hes working on it and the guy updates it regularly and responds to emails and gives support, not to mention c:geo is free. I also use gps status for my radar to give you that dot on the radar feel like you have spot on directions and my droid paired with these programs rival even the top tier gps recievers. Ive been caching with 10 yr old cachers that had their trusty gps handhelds and my droid was right there with em and most times faster especially since Im rooted and overclocked now. As long as you can get gps signals you are good. Its never failed me and Ive put it through its paces. Cant believe geocaching.coms officaly app they want 10 bucks for though but I guess if you want to support them go for it which I do but I cant see paying 10 bucks for a mediocre app at best when you can get C:geo and log your finds on the spot instead of having to upload and download. Pretty soon you should be able to just email your pocket queries or open up your PQ from the droid gmail app and just open the GPX file and have your pocket query open in C:geo. If the dev gets that done then C:geo will be the perfect all in one geocaching app ever trust me, it will be EVERYTHING you could possibly need not to mention its on a friggin phone. lol just brilliant.
     
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    get a rugged case for it and a ziplock bag just in case your near water if youre that worried about it.:)
     
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    I just bought cachemate the other day and LOVE it. I had it on my old palm pilot before I got the Droid. Very easy to use and has several options. I like the fact that I can do everything without the need for a computer now.

    It puts geobeagle and C:geo to shame.
     
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    Okay after playing with c:geo a bit more I am really starting to like this app. One thing about it though is that it violates the TOS of groundspeak (just learned that today). I think they are just jealous that their new POS app that they are selling for $10 cant match up to c:geo.
     
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