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GeocacheAlaska!: <p><br/> Time to make room for Thursday night's GSAK FUNdamentals event.  See you all there!</p><br/>

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Pocket Query FUNdamentals - Mat-Su

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Hidden : Thursday, October 14, 2010
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

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Meet fellow cachers and learn about Pocket Query FUNdamentals from experienced cachers on Thursday, October 14, at 6:45 p.m., at the Matanuska-Susitna Community College, Jalmar Kerttula Building, Room 122. The room will be available beginning at 6:30 p.m. Many thanks to NorthernRobin and NC-cachegeek for hosting this event!


Tonight's speakers are Michael Malvick (Ladybug Kids) and Victoria Noble (Blazingpathways), who have used Pocket Queries extensively to plan caching trips locally and abroad.  Pocket Queries are a tool available to Premium Members of Geocaching.com which allow a cacher to download up to 1000 caches at a time to load directly into a GPS or filter in tools such as Geocaching Swiss Army Knife, aka GSAK, which will be indtroduced at the November FUNdamentals Event.  This evening's discussion will cover:

1)      Geocaching.com Premium Membership benefit

2)      Download specified caches for specified area
a.      
Circular radius
b.     
Up to 1000 (500 via e-mail)
c.      
Along a Route

3)      Frequency
a.      
One-time (vacation/road trip)
b.     
Preset frequency (home territory)

4)      Specify
a.      
Quantity up to 1000
b.     
Type
c.      
Container
d.     
Other criteria
              
i.     
Found
             
ii.     
Premium Member
            
iii.     
Is Active
            
iv.     
Recently found
             
v.     
Etc.
e.      
Terrain/Difficulty
f.      
By State/Country
g.     
Origin (coordinates, waypoint, postal code)
h.     
Radius
i.       
Attributes (inclusive & exclusive)

5)      Output (e-mail, download, zipped)
a.      
Zipped files:  caches and waypoints

6)      Route
a.      
Preexisting routes
b.     
Build your own
              
i.     
Map route in GoogleEarth
             
ii.     
Export kmz file to geocaching.com
            
iii.     
Specify distance from route
            
iv.     
Maximum number is 1000
             
v.     
Same other criteria as standard query

The event will be hosted in Anchorage and transmitted to remote locations in Wasilla, Valdez, and Soldotna via WebEx.  Please place a watch on this event page to stay appraised of the final details.  If you would like to host this presentation elsewhere in Alaska, please contact Education Committee Chair, Paul Miller.

Please arrive on time so upfront administrative details can be handled and announcements made, allowing the course content to start at 7:00 p.m. Adding a "Will Attend" log to this page will assure enough hard copy handouts are printed for the event participants.

There will be a free-will offering cache container at the event to help defray the costs of hosting these FUNdamentals events.



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