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March 29, 2011
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denisetdoris wrote:

Try it, let me know if it worked for you Phil.

Yes, it works! :cheer:
Thanks allot.

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March 29, 2011
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Now that VP is working for me I really like the routing from cache to cache on it ahead of time.
I never use VP to load caches to the 710, just tracks and routes.
GSAK is what I use to load the 710.
So, I can load the caches along the Great Lakes in a folder, figure my best routes for finding them then do the same with several PQs of caches in PA.
When I go after the Great Lakes series of caches I can bring up the route on the 710 I made ahead of time to save time and gas.
Then do the same with the Allegheny GeoTrail in PA.
The routes will already be set for only the caches I want to hunt, every other cache in the area will be on the 710 also in case I want to go to them.
That will make it easier for me to plan and get the most out of my trip.

This trip ain't like the desert, or along a highway, there's usually miles of driving between caches in these mountains and valleys.
The most I expect to find in a day is 25 to 30.

Anyway, I actually found something about VP I like & can use! Laugh
Don't burst my happy, happy, joy, joy VP bubble! 😛

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March 29, 2011
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Maybe I'm just simple minded here, but I really don't understand what we gain by all of this! With a GPS that will hold 10,000 Geocaches when I'm going on an extended trip I'll just download 4 or 5, or more PQs into VP and dump them all to the unit. Normally I'll one that is a route PQ and then I'll load PQs on top of it that focus on specific areas of interest. This keeps me from having to do a lot of work and it also allows me to quick update the PQs in VP and in the GPS.

If there is some reason that I need to do more than that, I either just download the PQs to my desktop and having them waiting, or I load them into GSAK so that I can quickly run the Triton Macro and load them onto my T1500 if need - since it won't handle that higher number of caches.

Just wondering!
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March 29, 2011
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phild31 wrote:

This will seem like a pretty stupid question but this is the first time in well over a year that VP has worked for me without crashing every other time I use it.

How can I load different PQs in different folders in VP?
I created a new folder in geocaches but how do I put a PQ in that new folder?
All I get is one big geocaches file with all PQs loaded in it.

... if you two kids are done gabbing, maybe we can get down to answering your question ... lol !

I've managed to send each query into its own folder, but it's a bit of work.

Load a query's worth of geocaches into VP, starting from fresh with 0 caches. Create a folder, call it what you want. Click on that folder's name, then right-click, then select Filter. Go thru the filter, have it select ALL of the caches - I think you don't have to change the settings except for the Move Caches to Folder item - select the folder you want. They'll get moved there. Then you start over again, new query, new folder, filter - move to folder, etc.

The downside is ... if you Sync to GPS, you end up having to select the caches again - the folders are not recognized.

The upside is ... if you Export, only the selected folder(s) or geocaches will appear in the list, if I'm not mistaken. At least you only have to go thru the process of selecting the file type and output directory, but the sorting should be eliminated.

Try it, let me know if it worked for you Phil.

Denis Gionet, OGA Executive Member - Northern Ontario.

March 28, 2011
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Yeah, I did 21 years in the Air Force for my little pension, but I work more now as a pastor than I ever dreamed about doing in the AF!!!

Anyway, if you do make it to the desert I'll look forward to meeting you...

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March 28, 2011
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dwcarr1 wrote:

Lucky Dog!!!

Yup! :woohoo:

But I worked for 37+ years on the Railroad to get my pension so I'm gonna enjoy it! :laugh:

I'll be heading west in the fall, what's the weather like in the desert in October? :silly:

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Lucky Dog!!!


 

 

 

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Yeah, that's what I was afraid of. I have over 900 in one PQ and 500 in another.
So I guess I'll just save my routes and dump the cache files until I need them.
I'm planning my trip to Geowoodstock9 at the end of June. 2 weeks of caching in upstate New York and western Pennsylvania. :cheer:

Hopefully they can make the file system a little better in the future.
I'm starting to like what VP can do with the maps.

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March 28, 2011
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Phil, I don't use the folders, but I do know that you can drag and drop the each caches into the a folder!!!

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March 28, 2011
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This will seem like a pretty stupid question but this is the first time in well over a year that VP has worked for me without crashing every other time I use it.

How can I load different PQs in different folders in VP?
I created a new folder in geocaches but how do I put a PQ in that new folder?
All I get is one big geocaches file with all PQs loaded in it.

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