Welcome to this second GPS Training podcast for this month, it’s our 39th episode.
With the current lockdown in the UK we are creating two Podcasts a month, rather than our usual one to hopefully keep you entertained.
So, without further ado lets get on with today’s podcast ……
In this month’s podcast we –
Geocaching is a real-world treasure hunt that’s happening right now, all around you.
There are over 6 million geocachers and over 3 million active geocaches.
Geocaching is recognised as the fastest-growing outdoor activity.
You use a GPS enabled device to find hidden containers, which can take various forms and sizes.
These can be in some amazing places where you can get out and about exploring. A brilliant way to regain a sense of adventure, get out walking and do some exercise, with the added fun of challenges and technology.
Geocaching can take you to interesting ruins, places of outstanding natural beauty or of local interest. This makes a brilliant hobby for young and old alike, and you can do it on your own or with family and friends.
To find out more about Adam and Geocaching in general please go to Geocaching.com and Adams website is – thegeocachingguy.co.uk
2. The inaccuracy of some map types, especially when navigating a planned route
And Topo Active mapping
Some top tips for planning routes and waypoints notifying
3. Ian’s FAQ’s
How do I backup my Birdseye maps?
If they are only on your GPS, create a folder in Basecamp and save them there
The ‘belt and braces method’ to back up the maps is to
Please note the maps can’t be used outside Basecamp/sent to anyone as they are locked to the serial number of the GPS.
We urge caution when performing this operation and please be careful when you are copying and pasting the files from the Birdseye folder.
Loss of data/deletion of files/folders on your GPS is done at your own risk and we do not accept liability for any such loss.
This is covered in the On Line Resource, Basecamp Top Tips. While it is for a Windows PC, the procedure is identical for a Mac.
My Active 20 battery is draining really fast, even after I have powered it off.
The common causes of battery drain are:
To start with it is good to confirm that you have:
The latest software updates are:
a. Platform version: Platform 43
b. GPS software: Beta Version 3.13.066
It is best to download the software via SatSync but you can do it over WiFi. There is a short video in the On Line Resource for SatSync in how to download the software if you’re not sure how to do it. The Beta version is what we recommend people download as the software offers more fixes and some extra features. If there is a problem, you can always ‘roll it back’ to an earlier version.
How do I move around the map and zoom in and out?
When on the map screen:
You then use the middle and bottom left buttons to zoom in/out etc.
Tel: 01669 621044