The Blog Has Moved…

MacCaching has taken off a little faster than I had thought. Turns out many others are interested in Mac-Geocaching software. Since cmiyc.com was a originally my personal site (and really my web sandbox), I’ve decided to move MacCaching. The first thing to go is the Blog. The main site is now: maccaching.com and the blog is maccaching.com/blog. Everything else (news, downloads, and latest) will be mirrored between the two sites for a month or so.

New Latest available.

The new “Latest” Release contains the following major changes:
* In the Edit Coordinate dialog (double-click on one), links to Google Maps and Geocaching.com work! Check them out!
* A dialog will pop up asking which CacheList you want to transfer to your GPS, instead of defaulting to all.
* You can edit existing Caches by double clicking on them. (This is also a good way to view the extended Geocaching.com information.)
* gpsbabel is now embedded in the App bundle. You don’t have to locate it, I’ll always put it there.

– File -> Open has “.LOC” listed as an option, but it doesn’t work yet.

0.2.4 is going to be around the corner. Let me know if you run into problems with this (or any) of the “latest” releases.

Get the latest bugs, er, features.

Since this software is in constant development, I thought I’d start releasing my “in between versions.” These are basically the builds I use while I’m busy breaking the development code to do something new. If you run a “latest” release, please let me know what issues you encounter. From now on, they’ll simply be put at this link:
http://baldengineer.com/dl/MacCaching_latest-build.dmg.zip.

To see the Modified date look at the blank directory:
http://baldengineer.com/dl.

LOC to GPX Converter

geocaching.com uses LOC files for its caches. If you are a premium member, then you have access to the GPX files. MacCaching was made around the GPX files. You can load a single cache or you import a pocket query. Initially, MacCaching didn’t support LOC files, so I created this wrapper around gpsbabel.

It is now a standalone LOC to GPX Converter for OS X (2.7mb).
Simply drop your LOC file onto the program’s window and a GPX will be generated.