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Gavin4077
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The MAGIC mapping site is interesting. I had no idea maps of that res were available online ! Shocked

Shows loads of features and place names in my local area I was never aware of. Very interesting Smile
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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2007 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have edited my first post to add GSAK and Cachemate to the front of the thread.
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A new Greasemonkey script for better maps on cache pages (including marking all waypoints, great for multis!) can be found here
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to say this is excellent. I had been using the older (slightly inaccurate) OS Map Greasemonkey script in any case but this scrollable version is the business.
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have finally got around to downloading firefox and greasemonkey (attracted by the idea of a decent map on the cache page), and also tried to download this script but as I'm not familiar with these I'm not sure how to get it working. Can anyone help a numpty?
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is Firefox working? Follow these steps:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/firefox_install.htm
It is probably worthwhile importing all your favourites / bookmarks from IE. And setting Firefox to be your default browser rather than IE. (Tools, Options, Main tab, Always check to see if Firefox....)

Is GreaseMonkey installed? Follow these steps:
http://diveintogreasemonkey.org/install/greasemonkey.html
Once GM is installed, you should see a little smiling monkey face down in the bottom right hand corner. If it isn't smiling, you've done something wrong!

Download a User Script from a developers website:
To get things like the OS map extract on the cache pages, you have to install some User Scripts. GreaseMonkey controls these for you - GM doesn't actually do anything visible otherwise. You will need to restart Firefox to get the Monkey to work.


There are links to various scripts in the GeoX forum in the pinned section. Right click on a link to a Script when you are taken to a page that has an underlined link - you might start with the most useful Geocaching Enhanced OS Map Substituter from Edgemaster that is mentioned - it is brand new this weekend. Once right clicked, a small button should invite you to install it. (It takes a few seconds to download - at this time the install button is greyed out)
This particular script is available on this forum page
http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=164270

This page (started by Edgemaster) also has links to Firefox and Greasemonkey installers.

To view which scripts you have installed, and "manage" them in Firefox, go to the menu bar - Tools, GreaseMonkey, Manage User Scripts.
Here they can be toggled on and off or uninstalled altogether. As can GreaseMonkey itself. This is "managing".
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was the last step (managing scripts) I didn't know about - thanks Nick. That's much better now. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GC.com have changed their maps again, rendering the new OS Map Substituter defunct overnight. And the script was only posted yesterday!
Anyway, it's fixed again, so you can replace the second Yahoo map with a proper OS one again.Very Happy

Go to the UK forum page just here

The small Yahoo map at the top of the cache pages is pathetic really.... Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HighlandNick wrote:
GC.com have changed their maps again, rendering the new OS Map Substituter defunct overnight. And the script was only posted yesterday!
Anyway, it's fixed again, so you can replace the second Yahoo map with a proper OS one again.Very Happy

Go to the UK forum page just here

The small Yahoo map at the top of the cache pages is pathetic really.... Evil or Very Mad


Gaaah! I was going to say what a great addition it was but I've just logged into geocaching .com and the pages look really ugly. Moreover the OS map doesn't work. Again I say, Gaaah!
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Broken again - it's the changes that they are making to the site over in the US. Best advice? Leave it a few days to settle down.
In the meantime, since I don't need to go to Pilmuir, I have uninstalled the latest script.
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HighlandNick wrote:

In the meantime, since I don't need to go to Pilmuir, I have uninstalled the latest script.


Here was I thinking that Pilmuir must be the Geocaching centre of the universe - even more so than Perth Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you look at the latest post today from Edgemaster here you can downlaod the latest version which puts everything right again.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Firth of Forth wrote:
If you look at the latest post today from Edgemaster here you can downlaod the latest version which puts everything right again.


So it does! Thanks, Sally.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now on to v1.0.5
To save looking at what is going on all the time, sign up for the Edgemaster email / forum info:
It's here
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone have a link to a micro logsheet that isnt the one on this page?
http://www.geocache.co.uk/
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