Joined: Nov. 2001
||Posted: Nov. 24 2001,7:17 pm
I confess that I am a hiker and a rock climber, not a Geocaching enthusiast. After an epic it's-dark-and-foggy-and-we're-kinda-lost end to a day trip, I and several of my climbing and hiking buddies bought GPS units.
We all wound up with different makes and models, so we created a little web based tool so that we could exchange waypoints easily. Recently, someone suggested that we make the tool public, so we setup:
The Waypoint Exchange lets you retrieve waypoints from your Magellan or Garmin GPS, preview them on a map, and then email them to friends. Currently, the exchange only works with Internet Explorer and Windows based PCs, but we will be adding Netscape and Mac support.
You can also use the same web based tool to publish waypoints as links on a website. See www.lostoutdoors.com/instruct.html for details.
The tool is in beta (ie, we only know it works with our units (eTrex, eTrex Vista, eTrex Legend, and Magellan GPS 315)). But our goal is to make it as open and compatible as possible.
The site's target audience will be climbers and hikers, but you are welcome to use it. It is non-commercial/non-profit. Feel free to write me if you have comments or questions.