SockPuppet

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  1. Yesterday the doorbell rang and I had two packages that belonged to the neighbor. I was able to catch the small delivery truck. They said they were told to use the GPS to deliver the packages and not to use the street numbers. This explains a lot. About a month ago the trash truck missed our side of the street. When I called the company they said that the GPS indicated that the truck had been on my street. I told them that the GPS is not accurate enough to tell which side of the street that the truck was on.
  2. Garmin 64S on sale $199

    http://www.basspro.com/Garmin-GPSMAP-64s-Handheld-GPS-Unit/product/1401291127/
  3. I emailed the San Antonio Parks Dept this morning and got this quick reply this afternoon.

    This is state plane coordinats for the more expensive Survey grade GPS, not your less than hand helds.

    The accuracy of the gps numbers are to the 1000 of an decimal inch, they geocachers would have to calculate it to what they use.

     

    Coordinates for this spot for Geocaching is 29* 29’54.91” N

                                                                                           98* 42’30.71”W

                                                                                           872’ Elevation

     

    This beta conversion tool gets you pretty close.

     

    http://beta.ngs.noaa.gov/gtkweb/

  4. Strange Coordinate System

    I emailed the San Antonio Parks Dept this morning and got this quick reply this afternoon. This is state plane coordinats for the more expensive Survey grade GPS, not your less than hand helds. The accuracy of the gps numbers are to the 1000 of an decimal inch, they geocachers would have to calculate it to what they use. Coordinates for this spot for Geocaching is 29* 29’54.91” N 98* 42’30.71”W 872’ Elevation This beta conversion tool gets you pretty close. http://beta.ngs.noaa.gov/gtkweb/ Received another reply to say the conversion can be down via GoogleEarth. I found another conversion tool but you have to enter the zone number which appears to be 4204. https://gis.tulaliptribes-nsn.gov/Home/FrequentlyAskedQuestions.aspx More on the History of State Plane Coordinates. Used in the US. http://desktop.arcgis.com/en/arcmap/10.3/guide-books/map-projections/state-plane-coordinate-system.htm
  5. Collapsible kayak?

    They sell inflatable ones that are used in adventure racing.
  6. Longest since last find

    What and spoil the fun? Describe where you looked.
  7. Happy Hours

    “I promise to try and write better logs. Amen.”
  8. Longest since last find

    I can't wait until he builds Necropolis IV on Tranquility Base.
  9. Longest since last find

    I think he is numero uno in favorite cache points for the state of Texas.
  10. Longest since last find

    No wonder why everyone likes HC. He gave me credit for a find that I never found!
  11. https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2016/05/return-of-challenge-caches/ I like the requirement that the submitter must have completed the challenge. Thus no find a cache on Mars. Also there will be a challenge cache checker. No challenges based on titles of caches.
  12. There is 3 hr parking right at the Tour doors at the Skate park. ParkerPlus was there. The park person asked if he could make the 0.25 mile walk. I told them you would be surprised. There is a railing around the whole think. I think it is actually longer than 0.25 miles but there are at least 4 rest stops along the way. He has no trouble at all.
  13. Thanks Neal. I am going next Thursday. There is a Friday opening but getting back home during rush hour would be an issue.