Magellan Explorist GC

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Magellan Explorist GC

Postby NativTxn » Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:43 am

A friend of mine has one of these. Can you add OCUS queries to it???
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Re: Magellan Explorist GC

Postby RVRoadTrip » Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:46 am

Does it allow the importation of standard GPX files? If not, can you use GSAK to format the query to something that GPS can understand?
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Re: Magellan Explorist GC

Postby NativTxn » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:14 am

I'll have to see if I can get it from her to play around with it a little bit. I don't think she'll be up for using GSAK.
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Re: Magellan Explorist GC

Postby Rayman » Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:45 am

It's been a couple years since I used my Explorist, but I don't think it shouldn't be a problem as long as the file is in GPX format. I always used GSAK instead of the crummy Magellan program, so if you use that you should be good to go.
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Re: Magellan Explorist GC

Postby Mr.Yuck » Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:45 am

Well who knew this thread was here? Time for a bump. Never thought I'd own an explorist, but I find I now do. I had to use the search page, and download the "GPX GC" at the bottom of the page. I believe it identifies this as GPS Exchange Format (Groundspeak) .gpx on a mouse over. However, I had to bypass the so-called "crummy Magellan program", as Rayman would say, and drop it into the "Geocache" folder on my Magellan, which was considered the G drive on my computer when connected with the USB cable (easily found in "My Computer" on your PC).

Then I got all the downloaded caches, totally paperless, everything is there as if it was a Groundspeak listing, which the explorist is designed for paperless caching with.

EDIT: After having some time to really play with it, the only very minor glitch is if I look at the logs for a OCUS listing, the find logs have a "will attend" icon from Geocaching.com. Pretty strange, eh? The DNF's and notes to OCUS caches have the correct icon. An interesing, but very minor bug.

EDIT #2: Also very minor, the cache pages, and long logs will have a couple &nbsp 's thrown in. Seen this on the interweb for years, never knew what it meant. Apparently it stands for Non-breaking space. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-breaking_space
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Re: Magellan Explorist GC

Postby jack9091 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:16 am

Hi ..... I always used GSAK instead of the crummy Magellan program, so if you use that you should be good to go ......
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Re: Magellan Explorist GC

Postby Mr.Yuck » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:49 am

jack9091 wrote:Hi ..... I always used GSAK instead of the crummy Magellan program, so if you use that you should be good to go ......


Isn't that what Rayman said, word for word, over a year ago? :D I've been using the Explorist with OCNA for about a year now, and the gpx gc download is fine. A couple minor glitches as outlined in my last post, but works plenty good. I doubt at this point any Opencaching national site is ever going to tinker with getting the Magellan communicator "send to GPS" button working, such as we have for Garmin.
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Re: Magellan Explorist GC

Postby lourencohen » Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:34 am

eXplorist GC is built for a premium geocaching experience. I guess there won't be any issues in using OCUS queries with the Magellan Explorist GC. The reviews say that both will work fine without any compatibility issues.



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Re: Magellan Explorist GC

Postby Mr.Yuck » Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:05 am

lourencohen wrote:eXplorist GC is built for a premium geocaching experience. I guess there won't be any issues in using OCUS queries with the Magellan Explorist GC. The reviews say that both will work fine without any compatibility issues.



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Despite the broken English, that was an absolutely valiant effort by lourencohen to add to a thread in an on-topic fashion, and they'd probably get away with it 99% of the time at most forums. But this ain't one of those times, spam link signature deleted. :lol:

As mentioned earlier in the thread, I do have a Magellan Explorist GC, and despite a few minor typographical glitches, it works quite well for paperless caching and our website.
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Re: Magellan Explorist GC

Postby TermiteHunter » Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:58 pm

Well played

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