Thursday, June 23, 2005

GPS-less geocaching

I got this new GPS unit for my birthday and have had some fun with it. In addition to using it when hiking and climbing I thought I would try geocaching. Apparently anyone, even those without GPS, can go geocaching with the help of a couple of online tools.
  • First, if you have Firefox, get the following greasemonkey script.
  • Go to GoogleMaps and type in your starting address.
  • Click on the geocache icon in the upper-right corner of screen to find nearby geocaches.
  • Now that you have the Lat/Long coordinates you can go to this GPS coordinate converter to view a GoogleMap of the Geocache location.

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