Joined: Nov. 2001
||Posted: Dec. 14 2001,11:25 am
Greetings all, sorry I haven't replied, the forum was down and I got busy at work after my trip.
I finished a Netscape plug-in, for Microsoft Haters
Since it downloads to the client, I'm having QA God Dave at our office test it before I post it.
I did also add a simple USGS Geographical Name Information System database search to the Mapmaker. Currently only the 5 western states are up, but I'll post 5-10 more each day or so. The open data stinks, so I'm running each state's data through a 'reality tester' that I wrote (Basically, checks that the coordinates are at least within the reported USGS quad).
This is the same data in Garmin's MapSource, Magellan's Mapthingy, and ExpertGPS. You can search for a name, show a map, then download the marker as a waypoint. However, I leave the name intact. If you search for "Devils Punchbowl", you'll find it (near Palmdale, nice hike, OK sandstone climbing), but the waypoint will be "DEVILS PUN" in an eTrex Vista and just "DEVILS" in a basic eTrex.
Sorry, I just couldn't think up a good name maker the night I did it.
P.S. Oh, I forgot, for people who don't want to download activeX controls, plug-ins, or just don't run a compatible browser, you can now view emailed waypoints as a list - hyperlinked to the Map Maker.
Also, the Adventure Database went on line, but has only a single entry (my hike from the weekend it went online)! Craig and Grand Master B are supposed to enter a bunch of our trips, but the @#$%@#$ went climbing in Joshua Tree instead! When I was out of town!