SoftwareProjectPaperlessGeoCaching

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**** This product might be outdated soon. SoftwareProjectGPSMinna will be its successor. ****

The Story

Since I bought a new Garmin Colorado 300 (sic!) I didn't want to take printouts with me any more (= PaperlessGeoCaching). So I decided to take only .GPX with me. Nice try, but the images are missing. :-(
Therefore I needed a way to take all of the cache description with me. Coincidentally :-P I started developing for Apple iPhone and iPod Touch....(you can guess what's coming next..)...so I thought up a way to use my iPod Touch für paperless GeoCaching.

The Way It Works

  • The Application Save Cache to iPhoto.app should be run when you have your desired cache opened in Safari
  • After run it converts the selected cache description into PDF using WKPDF (see http://wkpdf.plesslweb.ch for details)
  • After that it converts the PDF into JPG
  • The converted JPG will be renamed to the cache description page name
  • The JPGs will be imported into iPhoto in a (new) album named "Paperless GeoCaching"
  • Now you should set up iPhoto to sync this to your iPhone oder iPod Touch
  • Go geocaching and don't forget your iPod Touch or iPhone :-)

Download

You can download it here: File:Paperlesscaching20080804.zip (And YES, it's FREE! :-) )

Install

To install just decompress the downloaded .zip-file and place the "Paperless GeoCaching-Folder in your Applications-Folder (important, since paths are hardcoded in the application).

Usage

  • Run Save Cache to iPhoto.app while you're viewing a cache description (repeat as often as you like with the caches you like to visit)
  • Sync "Paperless GeoCaching"-Album from iPhoto to your iPod Touch or iPhone


Donations

If you find this useful you might consider to donate using PayPal.
IF you do, don't forget to thank the WKPDF-makers too. Without them, this would not work.
@Christian P.: If you want to place a donation link here, please contact me. TIA.