Geocaching Technology

A collection of articles about the various bits of geocaching technology I use and things I’ve done to make them more useful.

My Technology Stack

I use a variety of different devices and software, depending on what geocaching I’m planning to do.

That’s quite a lot of different tools for a supposedly free hobby. None of them quite did everything that I wanted. This lead me to pursue quite a lot of customization, as you can see from the posts below. Searching the internet for new techniques brought me back quite regularly to my own blog posts. I can only conclude that I am now a proverbial big fish in a small pond for some of the subjects here.

Many of the posts here include downloadable items and instructions on how to use them. All of the downloads are free, but I will take a dim view if you change a single word and then sell it on as your own.

More Garmin Icons

More Garmin Icons

Work with Basecamp and Memory-Map brought me back to the Garmin Montana. Maybe I should design some more Garmin icons.

Back to Basecamp

Back to Basecamp

Emboldened by successes with other tools, I went back to Basecamp to see if I could figure out how to use custom icons. It wasn’t too hard.

Exploring Memory-Map

Exploring Memory-Map

I’ve been a user of Basecamp for ages but it has a few issues I don’t like. So I tried exploring Memory-Map. It was time well spent.

Basecamp

Basecamp

Garmin’s Basecamp tool supports multiple sports and activities but doesn’t have maps built in. You have to find and install them yourself.

Garmin Custom Icons

Garmin Custom Icons

A brief journey into the world of Garmin Custom Icons, because the default ones on my Montana were difficult to see against a busy map.