Message from discussion Offline geocaching using the iPhone: can it be done?
From: sbeelis <sbee...@invalid.invalid>
Subject: Re: Offline geocaching using the iPhone: can it be done?
Date: 28 Mar 2011 12:12:09 GMT
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On Sun, 27 Mar 2011 22:52:54 -0700, Anthony Guzzi wrote:
> On 3/24/2011 9:23 AM, Urs Beeli wrote:
> > Hi, this is my first post to this newsgroup. We've been geocaching since
> > last fall (though we knew about it for longer we only started the hunt when
> > I bought myself an iPhone) and are enjoying it as a family activity.
> > I/we are using my iPhone4 and the Geocaching app. This has worked flawlessly
> > so far. We are planning holidays abroad this year and would of course like
> > to search for some caches during our trip. However, as the Geocaching app is
> > loading its data (cache descriptions and maps) online, a data connection is
> > needed. As my mobile plan doesn't cover data roaming (or rather only offers
> > it at horrendous prices) I have disabled it. We are now wondering if that
> > will stop us from caching abroad.
> > I have a premium account at groundspeak, so I know I can export caches from
> > a bookmark list and export it to my iPhone for offline usage, so I guess
> > getting the cache descriptions could be solved this way. What about maps?
> > Can they be downloaded beforehand and stored for offline usage using the
> > Geocaching app?
> > Has anyone tried this who could give me some hints on what to look out for?
> When you have a cache listing up, you can choose "Save Maps & Photos"
> and it gives you some options.
Thanks. I had seen that but wasn't sure if it saved everything I needed.
I'll have a look if using Pocket Queries and "Save Maps & Photos" covers all
the data I need.