Condensed instructions for loading waypoints into the PDA and GPSr.
Built on instructions originally written by Jeff Goodson.
1. Download waypoints from the Web
Go to www.geocaching.com and login
Select MY ACCOUNT
Select BUILD POCKET QUERIES, CREATE A NEW QUERY
(use default settings unless mentioned here)
(Apply additional filters if necessary to include distant caches while not exceeding 500 waypoints, or center on distant ZIP or cache name)
SUBMIT and the file will be emailed
After the email is received,
The file will be placed in a new subdirectory. Erase the old prior subdirectory.
2. Transfer from PC to GPSr
Delete all waypoints in the GPSr
Open GSAK – close current DB or DATABASE/NEW/CREATE “empty#”
Open the file that was unzipped (not the file whose name includes wpts)
Apply filters if desired (e.g. remove Helsell caches)
Connect cable between PC USB port and GPSr
Turn on the GPSr
In GSAK select GPS, SEND WAYPOINTS
Repeat the above transfer to the GPSr for the GSAK “save these” data base
Unplug cable and confirm waypoints are in the GPSr.
3. Transfer from PC to PDA
Open the DB for the desired waypoints
Select FILE, EXPORT, CacheMate PDB File
Specify a destination directory or use default c:\gc downloads\cache mate.pdb
Select GENERATE – overwrite YES
Confirm, close GSAK
Synchronize the Palm
Open the CacheMate application in the Palm to confirm the waypoints.