Canada's Capital Cachers / Cacheurs de la capitale du Canada

Tech Talk => Geocaching Web Sites => Topic started by: kirok on August 11, 2010, 19:42:02

Title: List of GPS related websites.
Post by: kirok on August 11, 2010, 19:42:02
This is a sticky to list GPS related websites.  If you know of a site not listed post it in this thread and it will be moved to this post.  Your post will be deleted once link is added to keep thread neat and less confusing so please just post link and what category to add it too. This is a work in progress, right now no order, will fix it over time.  

Groups and Associations
Geocachers of Eastern Ontario (GEO): www.geocachersofeasternontario.com
Kingston Area Geocachers (KAG): www.kingstongeocaching.com
Central Ontario Geocachers (COG): www.centralontariogeocachers.com
Ontario Geocaching Association (OGA): www.ontgeocaching.com
Toronto Area Geocachers (TAG): http://torontogeocaching.com/
South Western Ontario Cachers (SWOG): http://swog.ca/
Military Association of Geocachers: www.militarycache.org
NorWest Ontario Geocachers: http://nwogeocachers.com/
Lennox and Annington Cachers,L&A Geocachers: http://landacachers.blogspot.com/
Northern Ontario Geocachers , http://NorthernOntarioGeocachers.com/


Local Stats
http://www.valpin.com/CCC/Found.html

Geocoin
www.landsharkz.ca
www.oakcoins.com

wap sites
http://rtr.ca/geo
http://wap.geocaching.com

Geocaching
http://www.geocaching.com
www.mahalo.com/Geocaching
www.terracaching.com (note this site not used in Ottawa area, geocaching.com is the preffered one)
www.keenpeople.com
www.geocreed.info
www.geocacher-u.com
www.forums.calgarycachers.ca/viewtopic.php?t=743&start=0 (ammo can painting to be a cache)

Geocaching software
www.GSAK.net
www.easygps.com
http://earth-info.nga.mil/GandG/geotrans (bearings and distance)

Geocaching gear
www.landsharkz.ca
www.worldcaching.com/catalog
www.gpscity.ca
www.3geeks.ca
www.cacherstoybox.ca
www.cacheatnight.com

Where to buy GPS
www.gpscentral.ca
www.gpscity.ca
www.canadiantire.ca
www.tigerdirect.ca
www.lebaron.ca
www.mec.ca
www.bushtukahcom
www.costco.ca
www.sears.ca


Tutorials
www.kingstongeocaching.com/content/category/6/19/66/ (GSAK beginner)
www.kingstongeocaching.com/content/category/6/21/85/ (GSAK cool stuff)
www.kingstongeocaching.com/content/category/6/46/108/ (easyGPS)
www.kingstongeocaching.com/content/view/114/64/ (geocaching icons on garmins)
www.kingstongeocaching.com/content/view/115/86/ (adding tim icons, coffe anyone?)

Mapping
Dedale's National Capital trail maps: http://pages.videotron.com/dedale/
www.magicmaps.ca
www.ibycus.com/ibycustopo
www.trailpeak.com/index.jsp?cat=hike&con=traillist&val=custom
www.gpxchange.com/index.asp
www.earth.google.com
www.openstreetmap.org


GPS info
www.garmin.com/software/POILoaderforWindows_242.exe (POI loader)

paperless caching
www.smittyware.com/palm/cachemate   (palm)
www.plkr.org
www.gpxspinner.com
http://home.comcast.net/~fabienroyer/
www.visualgps.net/BeeLineGPS
www.strandberg.org/gpxview
www.cachemagnet.googlepages.com/home (ipod)
www.mobipocket.com/en/DownloadSoft/application.asp?device=Blackberry (blackberry)
www.cacheberry.com/
http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=205746&st=0 (nintendo DS)
www.mobiletopsoft.com/board/4515/basicgps-for-geocaching-v2-60-for-windows-mobile.html

GSAK macros
www.gsak.net/board/index.php?showtopic=6998 (ipod)
www.gsak.net/board/index.php?showtopic=2450 (achived caches, you do a online check)
List of what some that locals use http://canadascapitalcachers.ca/forum/index.php?topic=35.0

Personalized stats bar
http://www.devfolio.com/geocaching/statbar/index.aspx

geocaching greasemonkey for firefox
www.gmscripts.locusprime.net  
www.lildevil.org/greasemonkey/bag-o-tricks

Scripts for chrome browser
GC Tidy https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/jakonepkkekeaddjkflacnhhjbapomig

geocaching checkers
www.geocheck.org
www.nmgeocaching.com/check.php

geocache rankings
www.cacherstats.com/Ontario1.html
www.cacherstats.com/Canada1.html
www.cacherstats.com/index.html

weather
www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/radar/index_e.html?id=XFT

satellite images of ottawa
www.maps.live.com/
http://apps104.ottawa.ca/emap/

mac caching
www.geoingenuity.com/main/?page_id=7
www.bioneural.net/2006/01/13/geocaching-with-tomtom-a-solution-for-mac-palm/
www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/calculate_convert/koords.html

not sure where to put yet
http://ottawa.geocacherating.ca  rating of ottawa caches
www.geocachingcapitalofcanada.com/
www.gpsvisualizer.com/geocoding.html
www.canadianhotspot.ca/

HTML help
nvudev.com/index.php
http:\www.pagebreeze.com
www.pageresource.com/html/hclist.htm

helpful tool to solving puzzles
www.csgnetwork.com/trianglessscalc.html (triangles)
http://members.aon.at/cipherclerk/CipherClerk.html
www.cryptool.com/
www.jules.dentremont.com/geocaching/tools/
www.rumkin.com/tools/cipher/
www.fizzymagic.net/Geocaching/FizzyCalc/index.html (a helpful download for calculating projections and converting co-ordinates)
http://bigstory.homelinux.org/digital-root.html
http://opusterra.gel.usherbrooke.ca/Calculateur.shtml#EnglishCalc (a useful download for calculating Digital roots, ASCII values and reversing text)

Beginners start here
www.geocaching.com


waypoints of local sotes
MEC & Expedition Shoppe: N45 23.473 W75 45.302
Bushtukah: N45 23.623 W75 45.050
Trailhead: N45 23.753 W75 45.132
The Chandlery  N45 21.772 W75 47.505


Please help us keep this list up to date.  If you find a dead link or an error, post a reply to let us know and we will fix it as soon as we can. Your post may be deleted once the link is updated in this post, to keep thread tidy.

Other admins feel free to edit this post when needed.
Title: Re: List of GPS related websites.
Post by: GeoAventuriers on August 11, 2010, 21:18:00
 ;D Thanks Kirok.  ;D
Title: Re: List of GPS related websites.
Post by: Green Frog on August 12, 2010, 19:43:40
Here is a direct link to Valpin's statistics web page:

http://www.valpin.com/CCC/Found.html

Don't let your buddies get ahead of you on your find stats.    :D

Jeff, the Green Frog
Title: Re: List of GPS related websites.
Post by: JSDAFM on August 12, 2010, 21:33:53
What about Maps of the area?

Ontario trail maps
http://trailmaps.torontogeocaching.com/?q=node/1 (http://trailmaps.torontogeocaching.com/?q=node/1)

Quebec ATV trails
http://www.gpspleinair.com/pleinair/carte_fqcq.html (http://www.gpspleinair.com/pleinair/carte_fqcq.html)

Other Canadian area maps
http://forums.calgarycachers.net/viewforum.php?f=30&sid=eea3154fa0fade9f037497ae0c6cdb4c (http://forums.calgarycachers.net/viewforum.php?f=30&sid=eea3154fa0fade9f037497ae0c6cdb4c)

The best resource the NCC dedale maps.. (I don't know the current link for it..)
Title: Re: List of GPS related websites.
Post by: kirok on August 12, 2010, 22:01:39
GSAK micros
Eeeek, Clyde is hiding very small versions of his SW in the woods?

 :D  Fixed.  Thanks.
Title: Re: List of GPS related websites.
Post by: kirok on August 16, 2010, 20:04:09
The best resource the NCC dedale maps.. (I don't know the current link for it..)

Link added above in the mapping section!
Title: Re: List of GPS related websites.
Post by: Falach-fead on August 30, 2010, 16:59:30
I recently found this site below and download Ibycus USA 2.0 and New York Topo for a trip along the Seaway Trail.  Ibycus maps give good road references without the contour clutter while driving and the Topo is great for looking at hiking routes once your feet-on-the-ground.  Those two files went smoothly into MapSource after downloading them.  The website has a huge selection of map files:

http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/

For puzzle solving information:

http://www.purplehell.com/
Title: Re: List of GPS related websites.
Post by: coman123 on September 07, 2010, 12:35:22
Could you add the Lennox and Annington Cachers to your list
Coman123
L&A Geocachers
http://landacachers.blogspot.com/

Thanks
Title: Re: List of GPS related websites.
Post by: bluelamb03 on September 07, 2010, 15:37:26
Done!
Title: Re: List of GPS related websites.
Post by: coman123 on September 08, 2010, 07:57:05
TY
Coman123
Title: Re: List of GPS related websites.
Post by: 3-Bearss on September 08, 2010, 13:27:38
don't forget the Quebec Stats for our Gatineau friends!  :)

http://www.cacherstats.com/Quebec1.html
Title: Re: List of GPS related websites.
Post by: graciious on October 08, 2010, 17:55:12
Found this site useful for a conversion tool.

http://www.easysurf.cc/cnver17.htm#batob10  (http://www.easysurf.cc/cnver17.htm#batob10)
Title: Re: List of GPS related websites.
Post by: graciious on November 23, 2010, 07:42:45
A great tool that I have found useful is Tineye Reverse Image search, www.tineye.com
Title: Re: List of GPS related websites.
Post by: cron on November 23, 2010, 08:23:19
A great tool that I have found useful is Tineye Reverse Image search, www.tineye.com

Darn... Now everybody knows...

I've been using that tool for over a year. This is perfect for the "identify who's on the picture" caches. It can even identify an image from a part of it.
Title: Re: List of GPS related websites.
Post by: bluelamb03 on September 06, 2011, 12:44:09
Jeffrey's Exif viewer, http://regex.info/exif.cgi, is very useful for viewing photo data including geotags in the image.
It's especially powerful when used with a FireFox browser.

Bluelamb03
Title: Re: List of GPS related websites.
Post by: portera on September 06, 2011, 12:54:23
Jeffrey's Exif viewer, http://regex.info/exif.cgi, is very useful for viewing photo data including geotags in the image.
It's especially powerful when used with a FireFox browser.

Bluelamb03

Very interesting young grasshopper... It's equally interesting in Chrome as well.
Title: Re: List of GPS related websites.
Post by: Starkiller on February 21, 2012, 15:40:49
Under "Satellite images of Ottawa" there is a link to City of Ottawa's geoportal http://apps104.ottawa.ca/emap/ (http://apps104.ottawa.ca/emap/)

It is definitely worth mentioning that they have posted their 2011 imagery of City of Ottawa (and then a bit more). This is very good imagery, and this will be the most up to date you'll see online for Ottawa for the next couple years. I think Google's imagery for Ottawa is 2008, 3 years older. Check it out!