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Posted: Dec. 12 2004,2:44 pm QUOTE

Now because many who geocache (and even visit the site) never use the forums this is hardly a scientific survey. It would be nice to see however just how many of those that do visit the forums also use Buxley's Maps.

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    Posted: Dec. 14 2004,7:27 am QUOTE

I actually have had it set as my 'home' page for a year or more. Blue dots help locate new caches, and I like it for planning caching trips (along with online mapping, whatever site the caches are listed on, of course). Its also nice just for looking at density patterns in a given area.

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    Posted: Dec. 14 2004,3:19 pm QUOTE

While it is not set as my Home Page (Sorry Ed  :grinnin  ) I do use it almost daily to check for new caches in my area. It is also as Welch mentions a good indicator for acche concentrations, planning caching trips and other useful info. After all, Buxley's is not all just maps.

Edited by PC Medic on Dec. 14 2004,3:19 pm

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    Posted: Dec. 14 2004,6:04 pm QUOTE

Never used them.
That doesn't mean EVENTUALLY, down the road, I won't ever use them, I just haven't seen the need yet.

Of course, it took me almost 2 years just to get an SD card for my MeriPlat, I am so technologically challenged...


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    Posted: Dec. 14 2004,6:17 pm QUOTE

Quote (TEAM 360 @ Dec. 14 2004,8:04 pm)
Never used them.
...I am so technologically challenged...

now that's funny 360 :O
I always thought that looking up a Buxley map at a library computer is the fate of the technologically challenged and the disorganized (like myself). That all the technophiles got their PDAs and map-capable GPSRs and up- and downloaded everything they needed long ago, organized it, filtered it,  mapped it ... while I still have to scribble the info on some scraps of paper, that is once I figure out, with Buxley's help, where I am actually going to go.
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    Posted: Dec. 16 2004,7:32 pm QUOTE

why would anyone NOT use Buxleys maps?

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    Posted: Dec. 18 2004,2:31 am QUOTE

Quote (TEAM 360 @ Dec. 14 2004,8:04 pm)
I am so technologically challenged...

That's the beauty of Buxley's Maps, no need for all kinds of technical knowledge, as long as you know where your state is on a map, its almost like click-and-go.

Now if your geographically challenged ... that could be a problem :grinnin


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    Posted: Jan. 24 2005,9:30 am QUOTE

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. :)
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    Posted: Jan. 24 2005,1:08 pm QUOTE

I visit Buxley's maps every single day.

I'm planning an out of state caching trip this upcoming weekend and I don't know what I would have done without Buxley's maps.
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    Posted: Jan. 25 2005,9:35 am QUOTE

I've been ask to elaborate on my technique for attaining relevant information from Buxley's Maps.

"How do you plan a trip using the maps when there are no highways and cities on the map?"

While I grasp the nature of your question, and yes it would be nice to have more detailed maps, sometimes one has to work with what one has, and Buxley's Maps are the best caching maps available.

Maybe because I'm the type who counts on his fingers and toes rather than uses a calculator, but I find it easy to understand that sometimes one has to use a little ingenuity.

So while my methods may seem simple minded they work.

I go to the state/area I'm planning to visit on Buxley's Maps.
I zoom in and out as necessary.
I click on a cache in or around the area I will be visiting.
This takes me to the “other" Geocaching site.
I click on one of the online maps, I like Yahoo Maps, and wa-la you have highways.
If I find the cache is in the area I will be visiting I like to go back to Buxley's Maps to locate other nearby caches. Much easier to use Buxley’s Maps than the "other" sites search for all nearby caches because you can actually see the vicinity of a neighboring cache.

Is this the best use of Buxley’s Maps, probably not, what did you expect from the type that stomps barefoot through the forests of North America.
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    Posted: Jan. 25 2005,3:15 pm QUOTE

Thanks for your interesting by-play.  Maybe I'm expecting too much from Buxley's maps.
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    Posted: Jan. 25 2005,3:44 pm QUOTE

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  :D  If you can come up with an easy way thats quicker than panning the route, please let me know.


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    Posted: Jan. 25 2005,6:15 pm QUOTE

welch,
Thanks for the suggestions.  I did some exploring of the maps earlier today and found that I can get more detailed areas of each state than I originally thought and was able to pinpoint areas with Interstate highways and get a finer picture of caches.
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    Posted: Feb. 04 2005,10:24 pm QUOTE

Gotta love those maps. I use Bux's maps also all the time. You get used to the way things are set up and simply know the areas.

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    Posted: Feb. 09 2005,5:34 pm QUOTE

I like them also.
I was out biking/caching last weekend and was thinking...'I shoulda looked at the maps to see about those dashpoints'.  There may have been one nearby.
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    Posted: Feb. 09 2005,8:30 pm QUOTE

Quote (scalpel @ Feb. 09 2005,6:34 pm)
'I shoulda looked at the maps to see about those dashpoints'.  There may have been one nearby.

:-)

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    Posted: Feb. 09 2005,11:16 pm QUOTE

Love the maps also...to bad a part of the maps are no longer current. :cool:

Edited by vegascachers on Feb. 09 2005,11:16 pm
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    Posted: Feb. 10 2005,10:30 pm QUOTE

yeah.  I work where that other company's equipment is. hehe.  I have thought about asking Elias or someone about it personally. (but I just figure its not my business.)  I will just hope it gets sorted out.  Any infighting within a game is lame.
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    Posted: Mar. 10 2006,6:30 am QUOTE

I like the maps.  Shows where the caches are not and gives one the chance to place some there.  Also shows whats new.  How long does it stay blue for new caches.:rock:
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