Joined: April 2002
||Posted: Jan. 25 2005,3:44 pm
|Quote (fishhook1 @ Jan. 24 2005,10:30 am)|
|I am fairly new to geocaching. I have tried to use Buxley's maps once. However I found them difficult to use becasue there are no highway lines or cities on the maps. I would like to plan a trip from New York to Florida and I would travel by Interstate highways all the way. I want to plan the trip with stops along the way in each state to find geocaches. Does anyone know of a easy to do this? I would appreciate any help. |
If you know what road(s) you'll take from point A to B, then I would assume you've already look at another map. From what you know about your route, zoom in on the starting point and pan along the roads you'll follow. Medium to large cities are shown, as well as interstates and state highways, however they're not named/labeled. When a dot shows up near your route pan over it and it will be named, which is nice when looking over caches in your 'home' area. Click on it, and you'll be taken to a listing site which will have more detailed info. Read that info, if it fits what your like to find / have time for while traveling, then make note of the cache info or book mark it for later use, if its not what you want then ignore it and hit back on the browser a couple times to get back to buxley.
If you don't care what roads you'll take, or don't know, then just pan along routes that are either direct or look like have lots of dots along them. Of course you'll probably want to be going in a general direction or you end up spending more time caching then actually driving.
I realize this is all very low tech, but it is If you can come up with an easy way thats quicker than panning the route, please let me know.