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Vantage Point v2.17 released
August 6, 2011
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What is the easiest way to delete all the caches from VP; I'm guessing it is just click on geocaches under the "my journal" section of VP and hit the delete key? I know the easiest way to delete them from GC is to use the GC and choose "delete all".

The way I was looking at it is:
If VP sees that there is new info for a cache (updated logs of finds, changes of cache status, etc) then it would update that info on the cache.
Then when I transfer the info over to my GC it would update that info there too.
When I was talking about removing caches I was more talking about caches that go from the active status to the disabled status. VP would see that and remove them from my GC unit.

Not a big deal but I guess I'll just have to clear out my VP and GC unit, like you said, before I import the PQ's. Would be nice to have an option when I load caches (either from a file or from a PQ) to be able to first clear out what is currently loaded on VP and the GPSr unit.

August 5, 2011
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Yeah, they did a nice job in speeding it up.

I'm still trying to figure out how to manage the geocache file in VP, using PQs to load caches near my home is a pain. There's well over 1,000 within 20 miles. So I have 11 PQs for all of Massachusetts, set up by 'date placed' in a GSAK database and then sort them by distance, type, size or whatever in GSAK to load the 710.
Now to see if I can sort them that way in VP. I really don't want to have to load 9,000 to the GPSr. Or spend too much time fiddling with VP when I know I can load from GSAK in minutes.

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August 5, 2011
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btw - very fast to upload - 1300 caches and 140 waypoints = < 1 second ; add a minute for the 78 photos, plenty fast for my liking !

Denis Gionet, OGA Executive Member - Northern Ontario.

August 5, 2011
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Here's the 3 things I wanted from VP ....


Cache Owner's name, and Attributes, as above, and ....

... IMAGES !!! Without the use of 3rd party software !

Thank you Magellan for listening !

Any other nice surprises in this update (other than the DigitalGlobe) ?

Denis Gionet, OGA Executive Member - Northern Ontario.

August 5, 2011
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VP will not remove any caches that are not on a PQ, why would it?
Just delete all the caches and waypoints from VP and the GPSr and load the new PQs.

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August 5, 2011
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So far the new update seem really nice. I normally run a few PQ's that total to 7,000 caches; normally use GSAK because V.P. is really slow to load and send to GPS. If this new update is able to send caches to my explorist GC really fast then I will switch back to V.P.

Does anyone know if when I send new caches over to the explorist GC using V.P. does it erase the old ones, does it update any that are new and remove any that don't exist in the new list. Basically what I would do is have geocaching.com run some of my PQ's. Then I would tell V.P. to download them. Do I have to delete all my caches first from V.P. so that any caches that have been removed are also removed from V.P. or does it do automatically?
Does this make sense?

August 4, 2011
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it sure as heck downloads PQ's from groundspeak fast!
also loads them to the 710 super fast, a 1000 cache PQ, I like it!
looks like some filtering options for caches in the journal (may have been there before)..have not poked around much in there yet.

'bug

August 4, 2011
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Well, it works now, I'm downloading a map to test it out.
When I loaded the update it gave me no link to subscribe.
5 hours ago it still didn't work.

Now it's up and running, I subscribed and I'm now a happy camper. 🙂

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August 4, 2011
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I had no problem with subscribing to or using the Digital Globe data.

Communicating with the GPS is significantly faster in this version, particularly the Sync function. Another improvement is that the unreadable map annotations have gone away.

My first impression is that the new version is a major improvement.

August 4, 2011
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I hope they get their act together soon, I definitely want this .

The streaming images on VP are not bad;

My camper site in N.H., north up;

Looking east to Mount Washington;

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August 4, 2011
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Yeah, it looks very interesting, I'm not really interested in making my own satellite images so this seems like something I could really use.

Except when I tried to subscribe to the Digital Globe on Magellan.com it just told me my 710 is expired! What the heck does that mean?
I can't find any way to buy a subscription.

What the h*** is wrong with these morons at Magellan?? :angry:

Every time they come out with something new that looks pretty good it can't be accessed!
I suppose it will be like all the other stuff, available a few weeks after they ask me if I want it!!!:X :ohmy: :angry:

I'm really getting sick and tired of this crap!

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August 4, 2011
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Digital Globe imagery downloads...interesting!


August 4, 2011
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New VP is out 🙂

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