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This blog post is our monthly(-ish) newsletter style blog post. Cachetur.no has always been open, and to ensure that we stay open we want to use this newsletter to share information about what’s going on.

Recent changes

We’ve added a public trip report gallery, where users can share their trip statistics (See helpcenter on howto

Greatly improved cache note fetch performance

Added feature to download geocaching.com drafts as a geocache_visits.txt file

The full changelog is available here.

Tips from the ambassadors

In the April issue of As the Cache Turns, the Ambassador team shares a few of their favorite cachetur.no tips.

 

twlare’s tip: Add waypoints from lists

 

Being able to map multiple cachetur lists (my own lists and public lists I have subscribed to) and add waypoints to my trip with a click has been a game changer for me. This feature inspired me to create several public lists, including the Travel Bug Hotels of America list.

 

  • Find this feature on the trip page under Edit (Trip)->Add waypoints from lists
  • Find and subscribe to public lists under Tips and Templates
  • Create your own lists under your user name in the upper right corner

 

twlare’s tip #2: Move or copy waypoints directly from the map

 

Did you know that when using Edit (Trip)->Move waypoints or Edit (Trip)->Copy waypoints, you can select caches to move or copy by clicking on the map?

 

rragan’s tip: Bulk Add Waypoints for event caches

 

Often an event provides a list of non-published caches and you want to find them in an optimum order. Bulk Add Waypoints can help you with this.

  • Find this feature on the trip page under Edit (Trip)->Bulk add waypoints
  • Create a text file with one line for each waypoint in the format name;other;Coordinates; e.g.
    YUMA1;other;N 32 41.058 W 114 27.912;
  • Paste the text file into the Bulk Add Waypoints input field and click Add
  • You now have added all of them to a trip with waypoint type Other.
  • Next run the Edit->Sort /prioritize waypoints command, select all waypoints with a Toggle Marked and click Calculate and Sort by Optimal Route. Then Save the optimized route. Finally, Edit->Order New Route Calculation. You now have an optimal driving route to all the unpublished caches that you can export to a GPX or just download to the cachetur app to execute the route.

 

Korsgat’s tip: Translated hints when travelling to foreign countries

 

When going to countries where you are not fluid in the language, it is possible to get translated hints for all caches that have hints. It is by default in the app, and you can get it printed on your trip-plan. That is a real nice feature when you really need to find the cache. You enable this for print-outs by checking the box for translated hints in the print-menu when printing the trip either to paper or to save it as a pdf-file.

This function is also visible in the app

 

HikingSeal’s tip:  Geocoding non-cache locations

 

When using Cachetur to plan business trips, there are caches on the trip, but there are also many hotels and meeting locations. The way to add those to a trip is through the Geocoding tool.  Tools and resources->Geocoding. Type in the street address, city, and state. (Place names and zip codes are not robust in the database and can cause the place to not be found even when it is in Open Street Maps (OSM).) Click the magnifying glass to search. Make sure the correct trip is listed in drop down on the pane on the right. Adjust the waypoint type drop down, the waypoint name, and Comment as needed. Click the Add button. Another location can be searched and added immediately without leaving the Geocoder.

 

If the specific address is not in OSM, a pin will drop in the center of the street within the city you provided. Click on the specific location of the place and the coordinates will be updated in the pane. Consider going to the OSM site and adding the location so it will be available to you and others in the future on any site that uses OSM including Cachetur.

 

cghove’s tips:

Cghove is quite fond of the saved places feature, since many cache trips tend to start in the same places this is a good way to remember the coordinates (Help center article)

Support:

Are you stuck or can’t figure something out? Cachetur has a world class support team available almost 24/7 (the support team are cachers so sometimes they actually are out caching)

Simply click on the ? on top of any page and send a message to cachetur, and our support team can help you sort out your problems.

NB. write a support ticket in any other language the one of the 3 scandinavian languages or english, our respons time increase…

Slack

Slack is a communicationplatform used by a growing number of companies and organizations all over the world.
Cachetur.no have it’s own workspace (as Slack calls it), where all users who wishes may participate. See  more here

 

Remember the current and upcoming souvenirs:

  • Suvenirlogo CITO 2019, Season 1
    Earn a souvenir by attending a CITO event between March 1st and May 31st
  • Suvenirlogo International Geocaching Day 2019
    Celebrate geocaching! Log any geocache or attend an event on Saturday, August 17, 2019, and earn the International Geocaching Day souvenir.
  • Suvenirlogo CITO 2019, Season 2
    Earn a souvenir by attending a CITO event between September 1st and November 30th
  • Suvenirlogo International Earthcache Day 2019
    Get ready to rock the entire weekend of October 13th and 14th. Find and log any EarthCache to earn the International EarthCache Day souvenir.
  • Suvenirlogo GIFF Week 2019
    Attend an official GIFF event between November 7th and November 17th
  • Goodbye 2019
    Find a cache or attend an event on December 31st
  • Hello 2020
    Find a cache or attend an event on January 1st

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