Forum: Using The Website
Topic: New Cache Search Method!
started by: Quinn
Posted by Quinn on Dec. 31 2001,5:07 pmI would like to take a moment to thank our new website developer member "George Chung" as well as Roger otherwise known as "Roadkill" and Brian "PC_Medic for all the hard work they have put into the website thus far. Over the past several days and some very intensive testing to be sure what was being added would be accurate, a new way for a member or visitor to search for caches submitted on the website has been added. All you need to do is from any point in the world (most of the time your home) just enter your coordinate you wish to be your starting point and it will show you cache links taking you to those cache pages based on distance from your starting coordinate you entered. This is much more accurate than using a zipcode search as it is based on a actual coordinate and not a center zone for a zip. Another plus for this feature is that those of you out in the field with your palm pilots and laplinks will not always know what zipcode area you are in, but with a simple touch of a button on your GPSR you will always know what coordinate you are at, and this will allow you to find caches submitted based on what you enter starting with the closest and fanning out to a distance you specify. I am sure you will all like this feature and by all means your feedback is very much welcome. I had nothing at all to do with this feature and take no credit for the hard work of others. Many hours of research and key stamping went into providing you all this feature with many more to come. Please enjoy and play with this so we can get an idea of your thoughts. You can find this feature in the "Search" section of the main page os you can also use this link ... Once again I thank George, Roger and Brian for all the great work! Happy New Year to you all!!< Coordinate Search >
Posted by barrington on Dec. 31 2001,5:53 pmNice feature! Now if I could just remember what "Home" coordinates are without firing up the GPS or a mapping program...... Another Post-It on the monitor, I guess.
Posted by PC Medic on Dec. 31 2001,6:21 pm
Ahh! Not to worry my dear sir .....
We hope to soon add another feature which will take care of this for you.
Posted by Gimpy on Dec. 31 2001,7:01 pmGreat stuff,guys. Getting better all the time.
Posted by Scout on Dec. 31 2001,8:41 pmI second the thanks to all you guys. The new feature is very helpful.
Posted by mikechim on Dec. 31 2001,9:31 pmnice job everyone
Posted by Rocky on Jan. 01 2002,8:41 amGreat job guys, works fast, I like it very much, thank you!!
Posted by Morseman on Jan. 01 2002,1:05 pmSounds a good feature, especially for thise of us that don't have a US postcode.
I'll give it a go later.
Posted by barrington on Jan. 02 2002,6:57 pmI miss the ability of selecting a cacher's name from a list, and viewing a list of their caches. Will this be coming back? Or at least add the cacher's names to the list of caches in the distance search.
I occasionally tell friends about caching, and give them the Navicache URL and my user name so they can look up my caches, but now that search option is no more.
ID's on the cache list would also let you quickly identify the ones you want to avoid. (Just kidding.... Really)
Posted by Gimpy on Jan. 02 2002,11:07 pmHi Barrington. Let me field this one so I can pretend I know what I'm talking about. You can still access that option. From the Navi home page, hit "view caches". From there, up top, hit "search for caches". That same old field comes up with the option to look for those by a particular cacher. How'd I do. huh.
Posted by barrington on Jan. 03 2002,7:59 amThanks, Gimpy. As usual, I saw a conclusion and jumped to it.
Posted by PC Medic on Jan. 03 2002,12:39 pm
As Gimpy has pointed out, there is a temporary work around for the type of search you mention. It is only temporary however and the result of some links that have not yet been updated to point to the new search page. These unfortunately will begin to disappear over the next day or two.
But to answer your question, yes, this feature (and others) will be coming in the near future. The ability to search by the cache owners name will soon be incorporated into the "Keyword" search section of the new search engine.
Sorry for any inconvenience while we make these upgrades.