Joined: June 2001
||Posted: Jan. 26 2005,8:40 am
|Quote (larsl @ Jan. 25 2005,4:49 pm)|
|I was thinking more like a tool that was integrated in a mapping or GIS program (for example as a plugin to Quantum GIS).|
That would be a great foundation on which to build a local geocaching app. Because mapping is at the heart of geocaching it makes sense to start with a GIS program and add the rest.
Download GPX files from all the geocaching sites, keep track of them in your own local database, including map display. When you're ready to log them, use your local app, which knows how to log onto all the geocaching Web sites where the cache is hosted and submit logs to all the sites at once.
Keep it open source so the whole community can contribute to it and who knows how it'll grow.
Scout ( http://GPSgames.org )