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Advanced Geocaching: GSAK & Open Street Map Event

Posted by Nezgar on October 9, 2012

On Saturday November 24th, come inside from the cold to join fellow geocachers Nezgar & vbpad, learn some of the latest tips and tricks with GSAK using additional macros and the Geocaching.com API, and the benefits of Open Street Map (now the default mapping service for Geocaching.com) and how to contribute to it.

Geocaching.com event link: http://coord.info/GC3Y78A

Date & Time:

Saturday, November 24th, 2012
10:00AM Introductions & GSAK
12:00PM Break
12:30PM OpenStreetMap

Location:

Central Library Public Meeting Room 1
2311 12th Avenue
Regina, SK S4P 0N3

 

Open Street Map logo
Open Street Map
The Free Wiki World Map

GSAK (Geocaching Swiss Army Knife)

 

Have you tried geocaching but would like to streamline the process of bulk loading and filtering all those caches on your GPS at once? Or maybe filter out all the caches you're not interested in? Fellow geocachers Nezgar & vbpad will show you the "Geocaching Swiss Army Knife" application to do this and so much more to enhance your Geocaching experience.

Maps are an important tool for geocachers. Open Street Map (OSM) is an editable map of the whole world (built largely from scratch) which is released with an open content license. The map can be freely edited, so next time you notice a map error or missing data, you can fix it yourself for everyone's benefit! Recently, OSM has also become the default mapping service at geocaching.com. Learn how to correct street names, add missing roads, paths and parks using satellite imagery and GPS traces. Lastly, we'll show you how to take this information with you by downloading the free map data to a handheld GPS.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptops to follow along.

If you plan to attend, please post a 'will attend' log on this page, and if possible, preregister for the session by calling the Regina Public Library at (306) 777-6120 to give them an idea of attendance numbers.

Special thanks to the RPL for providing the venue for this event, look for it also in the November/December @the Library publication!

 
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