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Offline walktall

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Waymarking
« on: February 24, 2015, 11:40:47 pm »
Now you may ask why am I on Waymarking.com ::) ???

Well, thought as I had cached out Witney and was there on Saturday shopping and had some time to kill, thought I would bag some waymarks :)

I had forgotten how poor the Waymarking.com web site is :o It is unbelievable that GS run gc.com and waymark sites but are totally different.

To download waymarks, if you want the full information, you have to download each one individually :o :o :o You can download a page at a time, 25 waymarks but you can only get the GPX lite file version of the waymarks, which only have the very basic info and not the important bit on what info you need to claim the waymark :o ??? :o ???

And PQ's - nope not on Waymarking >:(


You want them on your GPS - good luck :o

After a bit of manipulation on GSAK, I've now got them as Virtual geocaches on my GPS with their waymark number 'WM....'


Any one else daft enough to do any Waymarking ??? 
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Re: Waymarking
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2015, 06:47:32 pm »
You found Waymarks, @walktall?! :o :D

I agree that the website is awful compared to Geocacaching.com!

I've considered finding Waymarks, as there are a few nearby, but have simply not got round to it, and I'm put off as soon as I connect to the website. :D

I still think that Virtuals should just be brought back!
They're good to find and why can't there be separate reviewers like there is with Earthcaches in order to quality-control them? Maybe even the Earthcache reviewers themselves could do that?

I think that's why Challenges failed as well... Why can't they just merge the idea of Virtual finds? They could just merge Geocaching and Waymarking? The categories (if kept) could add a new element to it, I would restrict it to the Virtual cache type.

Either that, or modernise the website :D

PS - shocking about GPS issues, I never imagined that would happen! :o
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Re: Waymarking
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2015, 08:44:42 pm »
In Witney, I ended up using "GCzII" on my smart phone (had the GPX lite download on my phone) due to the issues of getting the waymarks onto my GPS, but now that is resolved, as I now know what I need to do :)
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Re: Waymarking
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2015, 10:11:19 pm »
For finding Waymarks 'on the go' with a mobile phone, try http://www.chilehead.us/waymarking/ (chilehead.us/wm will link too)
Gives access to the Waymarking site, allows logging (Visit) and to post your own Waymark (or get the relevant photos/ information to do a write up at home.)

It has been set up with the approval of GS. But goes to show what can be done, and could be done so much better with some thought and money by GS themselves, if only they cared!
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Re: Waymarking
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2015, 11:41:56 pm »
For finding Waymarks 'on the go' with a mobile phone.....

After using GCzII, I could see that 'on the go' would work well but once I leave home, no Internet for me, so I need to have all the info with me.
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