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Create independent waypoints

magma1447 2 years ago updated by GCDroid Support 11 months ago 16

Neongeo had a very nice feature. One could create waypoints that are completely independent from geocaches.

An example use case is when planning to place new geocaches. Easy way to save notes on a map where I can see circles around other geocaches (and the distance to them when clicking them).

An option to export these extra waypoints in CSV form or similar would be sexy, but definitely not a requirement to make it useful.

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So phase one done :-)

Here what will be released in the next RC beta.


All new waypoints will be added from map. All waypoints will be added as 'dummy caches' with an '!' as icon.

Before the waypoint is created a name can be given.

2 Options:

a) averaging, which will allow start/stop of averaging and once stopped the avg location will be used to create new 'cache'. 

b) waypoint from map, a crosshair will show in the center of the screen and you can move the map around. whatever is under the crosshair will be the location used.

Currently no special icons can be used! Since waypoints need a parent cache to work I made these waypoints 'dummy caches'. And icons for caches are definded by type. Long story short, no custom icons. Maybe in the future....

For now I consider it done. Will come in next RC beta. Maybe tonight, maybe this weekend.

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feature that will allow to create 'fake/new' caches is planned.

I guess that would solve this?

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Probably, depends on how it's implemented. But it definitely sounds like it could be a step towards this. I assume the ideas and goals behind the tasks are the same.

Planned

seems to be the favorite topic :-)

I hope this feature will incorporate a good range of  icons to choose from and perhaps an icon import for our own.

ie  Trailhead,  Parking,  Car,  Numbers,   Tree,  Cave ,  Sign,  Person.

Didn't plan on anything else then common cache and waypoint symbols. No custom symbols.

believe that's enough for Geocaching

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Independent POI would be a very important feature. Very simple model would be enough, just like Neongeo had it: one can add a POI by pushing the map with a finger, then modify (or not) the coordinates and give the POI any name you want (parking, trailhead, car, hotel, what ever). This way different kinds of symbols are not necessary. If you can add this feature to GcDroid, it would be a great improvement to the already great application. 😊 

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I guess you made a very convincing argument earlier 🙈.

thanks for showing your support and appreciation....

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clearly THE #1 item to work on... will start with this.

open for specific ideas on how to do it....

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So phase one done :-)

Here what will be released in the next RC beta.


All new waypoints will be added from map. All waypoints will be added as 'dummy caches' with an '!' as icon.

Before the waypoint is created a name can be given.

2 Options:

a) averaging, which will allow start/stop of averaging and once stopped the avg location will be used to create new 'cache'. 

b) waypoint from map, a crosshair will show in the center of the screen and you can move the map around. whatever is under the crosshair will be the location used.

Currently no special icons can be used! Since waypoints need a parent cache to work I made these waypoints 'dummy caches'. And icons for caches are definded by type. Long story short, no custom icons. Maybe in the future....

For now I consider it done. Will come in next RC beta. Maybe tonight, maybe this weekend.

Wenn Wegpunkte erzeugt werden können (was jetzt in der 204 Beta super geht), wäre es doch auch noch wünschenswert, einen unabhängigen Wegpunkt zu generieren, dort wo das Fadenkreuz ist. So dass man "hin navigieren" kann, und nicht nur an der eigenen Position den Wegpunkt erstellen kann.

Zudem wäre es nett alle Wegpunkte in EINEM "Dummy Cache" zusammenfassen zu können. Dazu müsste das Hinzufügen von Wegpunkten über den eigenen Standort / Fadenkreuz auch aus dem Menü "Wegpunkte" im Cache möglich sein.

einen unabhängigen Wegpunkt zu generieren, dort wo das Fadenkreuz ist

Na aber das ist doch schon so... verstehe ich nicht.


dem Menü "Wegpunkte" im Cache möglich sein

Du kannst doch heute schon wegpunkt hinzufuegen. auch hier nicht klar was ich anders machen sollte....

confusion resolved :-)

There  seems  to  be  no  way  to  Delete  User  Waypoints,  and  a  database  of  user  waypoints  doesn't  seem  to  exist   either?

User waypoints are in the active database.

long press on wpt in cache list to delete

So  what  happens  if  I   delete  the  database?

Do I lose my created wpts?

yes, just like all the caches that were in the database.

you store files in a folder under windows and then delete the folder... the files are gone too.

same concept. a database is just like a folder.