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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:00 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I need to know how to find out which county a cache is in, specifically when it is visually straddling the border from all aerial views and maps. I don't have GSAK. How does the GC site do it for "stats" purposes? Thanks.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:49 pm Reply with quote Back to top

sandlanders wrote:
I need to know how to find out which county a cache is in, specifically when it is visually straddling the border from all aerial views and maps. I don't have GSAK. How does the GC site do it for "stats" purposes? Thanks.


On the cache page of the cache in question, click on the Mapquest button. Mapquest shows the county lines.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:18 pm Reply with quote Back to top

GSAK?
Oh wait... nevermind.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:40 pm Reply with quote Back to top

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:21 pm Reply with quote Back to top

huffinpuffin2 wrote:
Waushara

Not one of the options.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:50 pm Reply with quote Back to top

zuma wrote:
sandlanders wrote:
I need to know how to find out which county a cache is in, specifically when it is visually straddling the border from all aerial views and maps. I don't have GSAK. How does the GC site do it for "stats" purposes? Thanks.

On the cache page of the cache in question, click on the Mapquest button. Mapquest shows the county lines.

Still no help. It's always sitting exactly on the line, same as in my Delorme and in the online topo maps. Just wondering... if that was my only cache for the two counties, which one would it count as? The stats programs have to decide somehow.

But it's not anything big. I can call it what I want. Just trying to identify all of the Adams County caches. GC2F6E5

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:54 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Macro mapcounties.gsk on GSAK calls it as Adams County, if that helps, or not Smile Smile

Can check for another macro if you don't like the answer Cool

(Mapquest, via zuma!'s advice, appears to show it south of the border as well.......but the Mapquest map in GSAK shows the opposite, but the Google map in GSAK shows it south of the border again............)
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:12 pm Reply with quote Back to top

From my memory of the placement of that cache, I would say that it is in Adams County. But it is so close that if you wanted an ironclad determination you'd need to hire a surveyor. Laughing

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:15 pm Reply with quote Back to top

huffinpuffin2 wrote:
Macro mapcounties.gsk on GSAK calls it as Adams County, if that helps, or not Smile Smile

Yes, that helps. I will call it an Adams County cache.

GC2NV4V . . . This one definitely looks like Wood County (and I've always thought of it as Wood), but the given latitude is farther south than that of the other one! Must have to do with the curve of the earth or something...

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:41 pm Reply with quote Back to top

SL,

Here is my list of all known caches in Adams County, I have the list in GSAK, but printed it out in PDF format for you. 214 active caches that I know of

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:48 pm Reply with quote Back to top

sandlanders wrote:
huffinpuffin2 wrote:
Macro mapcounties.gsk on GSAK calls it as Adams County, if that helps, or not Smile Smile

Yes, that helps. I will call it an Adams County cache.

GC2NV4V . . . This one definitely looks like Wood County (and I've always thought of it as Wood), but the given latitude is farther south than that of the other one! Must have to do with the curve of the earth or something...


GSAK sez WOOD be GOOD!
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:06 pm Reply with quote Back to top

sweetlife wrote:
Here is my list of all known caches in Adams County, I have the list in GSAK, but printed it out in PDF format for you.

Thanks, Barry! And PDF is always the right way to go for me.

Now if GSAK could just get with the program and make GSAK for Mac... LOL

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:40 am Reply with quote Back to top

You know, the simplest approach is to hit the Bing Maps link on the cache page, which provides the county and municipality (and even the state if you have problems with that!)

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:08 am Reply with quote Back to top

Slick! Thanks Team Deejay!
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:43 am Reply with quote Back to top

At first I thought... "I have looked at all sorts of maps!", but then I spotted the words in the upper left corner of the map that gave the state and the county. Whew! Thanks, Deejay!

BTW, when we visited the no-longer-there virtual at Four Corners out west, we were curious as to how that cache would show up statewise. Saw after we wrote the log that it was in Arizona.

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