Forum: Misc Information of Interest
Topic: New maps available at Buxley's Geocaching Waypoint
started by: Buxley
Posted by Buxley on Nov. 09 2002,11:12 amBuxley's Geocaching Waypoint (< http://www.brillig.com/geocaching/ >) is very pleased to announce the addition of 925 (yes, 925!) new geocaching maps covering the entire continental United States in one degree increments. Each of these "tile" maps covers approximately 3,600 square miles--that's big enough so that eight pixels on one of these maps represents a distance of
about a mile.
You can access these tile maps from any of the US state maps. At least one tile map for each state (and more than one in large states with lots of geocaches) is outlined with a heavy gray border. Click inside the border to go to that tile map.
Each tile map has direction arrows around its border. Simply click an arrow to go to any of the eight adjacent tile maps. Just the thing when you're planning your next geocaching road trip!
Obviously these maps are brand new and, although I've spent a lot of time testing them, you may find something that's just not quite right. If you do, please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll do my best to fix it
From < Seattle, Washington > to < Key West, Florida > and from < Presque Isle, Maine > to < San Diego, California > we've got your maps!
Buxley's Geocaching Waypoint
Posted by Gimpy on Nov. 09 2002,12:59 pmGreat stuff, Ed. Once again, you've made an invaluable tool for caching even better. Thanks.
Posted by Scout on Nov. 09 2002,9:16 pm
Good job, Buxley. The best geocaching maps on the Internet just got better!
Posted by YardBoy on Nov. 09 2002,11:24 pmWoW! The name might change from "Buxley" to STUDLEY
Posted by Quinn on Nov. 10 2002,6:25 amI don't see whats so great about them...after all, they dont show where all the Duncan Donuts are do they?
Great job Bux! your maps can't be beat and I hope people realize the hard work and time spent for these.
Thanks for all your help in making the sport and site better each day.
Posted by Buxley on Nov. 10 2002,9:28 amThanks everybody. I'm still tweeking them a bit. It'd be nice to let people zoom in anywhere on the state maps, not just inside the gray boxes...
Oh yeah, and Alaska still needs tile maps... (*pant*) There'll be a few of those!
Posted by Buxley on Nov. 10 2002,9:31 am
Hey, give me a database of all their shops and I'll see what I can do...
Posted by Scout on Nov. 10 2002,4:58 pm
I just had to look at the Key West map because I have a < cache > there, the first in Key West. And I was surprised to find that several others have been placed there since then, including at least a couple that advertise themselves as being the southernmost in the continental United States. But check out the coordinates of mine compared to theirs and you'll see their claims fall short of the mark. Once again, if you don't use Buxley's maps and Navicache, you won't see all the caches!
Posted by welch on Nov. 10 2002,7:01 pm
ill second that.
Posted by Road Kill on Nov. 10 2002,9:08 pmNice Job! An excellent tool.
What can I do but G R I N
Posted by Buxley on Nov. 12 2002,9:36 amI made a change to the state maps last night so that you can now click anywhere on the map and zoom in on the appropriate tile map. Previously, you could only zoom in on tile maps with the gray borders around them.
Everything seems to be working but, as always, please let me know (either here in this forum topic or at email@example.com) if you run into any problems.