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Publish New Geocaches not working ?
April 14, 2011
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I wonder if it's because I went to the GC site first, and opened my field notes there. I'll do a test later, making a fake cache, and opening VP first and see, then again by opening GC.com first, and see if there's a difference.

Can you make a route ON the unit, and then open/view it in VP ? I get the same results as with the caches - not compatible.

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April 14, 2011
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Hey Guys,

I was just playing with the "Publish New Cache from My GPS", so I added a new cache to my GPS and then connected it to my computer with VP open and it immediatly asked me if I wanted to publish it to Geocaching.com so I told it yes and brought up the correct form in Geocaching.com and worked perfectly so I went back and tried it a couple more times - however, this time I told it not to publich them and then went to the pull down menu. The video included is how it worked, which was perfectly...

However, I will say that I didn't have any found caches on the unit, so I don't know if that could cause a conflict. But I will check it out. However, this is a really cool feature, not that I plan on hidding anymore caches. With the 100+ that I have out right now I'm check 200 to 400 emails a day and I think that is enough...

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April 14, 2011
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I have forwarded this to Magellan and we'll see what Richard says...

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April 14, 2011
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denisetdoris wrote:

In VP there are 3 items in the Geocaching popdown menu... upload field notes, publish new caches, and pocket queries. The Publish New Geocaches button doesn't appear to grab the NewCacheHides gpx file, and you can't upload it any other way - import, open, transfer.... none of them allow you to open that file. I put out 3 hides using the New Geocache feature of the 610, put in everything but the hint and description, but can't send them to VP.... ?

Perhaps related.... I created a short route with 9 points the other day. VP can't import or open that either. Something about file not compatible or incorrect file format .... ??

David, can you give us an update on this sometime, it's sort of odd, kind of reminds me of the "Trips" feature of the Tritons .... it's there, but it isn't.....

Denis Gionet, OGA Executive Member - Northern Ontario.

April 11, 2011
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Yeah, but 'publish' it to where? VP?
You sure can't 'publish' it on GC.com! You have to go to GC.com's 'Create a Geocache' page to get a geocache "published".

So putting all that info for your new cache on the unit is no more than just taking personal notes.

What does "publish" mean on Vantage Point?
What does "draw" mean to Magellan?
What does "unfound" mean to Magellan?

What we got here is failure to communicate! :dry:

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April 11, 2011
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Looks to me like you could create the entire cache on the unit - d/t, hint, size, description, everything. If you try to Transfer these caches from the unit, they don't open, error. One would think that this feature would be designed for such a purpose - Publish Caches from gps unit....

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April 11, 2011
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I tried creating a cache with the 710, it's on the cache list on the 710 but does not show on the list of caches on gps through VP.
I don't know what it's supposed to do with it anyway, you can't publish it to GC.com, but I guess it would be kind of nice to put it on VP.
I have used the 710 to setup a new cache but I just used the coordinates it gave me to setup a cache on GC.com.
Maybe the 'publish new caches' is for loading caches from the GPS that are not on VP yet?

I created routes on VP and sent them to the 710.
I never tried creating a route on the 710 to send to VP, I have saved tracks and sent them to VP though.

In fact, saving tracks is the only thing I actually use VP for.
But I am happy that VP works now without crashing all the time! 🙂

I still think the file system in VP is lousy so I never store any cache or waypoint files on VP, I just load 'em as I want 'em then delete them.
All my cache files are on GSAK.

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April 11, 2011
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In VP there are 3 items in the Geocaching popdown menu... upload field notes, publish new caches, and pocket queries. The Publish New Geocaches button doesn't appear to grab the NewCacheHides gpx file, and you can't upload it any other way - import, open, transfer.... none of them allow you to open that file. I put out 3 hides using the New Geocache feature of the 610, put in everything but the hint and description, but can't send them to VP.... ?

Perhaps related.... I created a short route with 9 points the other day. VP can't import or open that either. Something about file not compatible or incorrect file format .... ??

Denis Gionet, OGA Executive Member - Northern Ontario.

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