View Full Version : One field to enter waypoint coordinates instead of 6 fields



OusKonNé
01-22-2011, 11:46 AM
Hi fellow geocachers from Maine,

Just a note to let you know that I posted this idea this morning:
One field to enter waypoint coordinates instead of 6 fields (http://feedback.geocaching.com/forums/75775-geocaching-com/suggestions/1401357-one-field-to-enter-waypoint-coordinates-instead-of?ref=title)

Should you agree, please vote (1, 2 ou 3 votes) and post a comment.

Thanks so much! :)

Luc (OusKonNé)

brdad
01-22-2011, 11:56 AM
I think that is a great idea. GSAK lets you enter coordinates in many different formats, it makes entering coords much easier.

WhereRWe?
01-22-2011, 12:14 PM
Hi fellow geocachers from Maine,

Luc (OusKonNé)

Bonjour, Luc!

(Luc is my "alter ego" from Quebec. His Geocaching name is loosely translated as "WhereRWe?" LOL!)

JustKev
01-22-2011, 12:41 PM
Bonjour, Luc!

(Luc is my "alter ego" from Quebec. His Geocaching name is loosely translated as "WhereRWe?" LOL!)

He can't be your "alter ego" from Quebec. He didn't say "Sheesh!" in French at the beginning of his post. :D

brdad
01-22-2011, 12:59 PM
Yeah, and he sounded like a nice guy.... :p

WhereRWe?
01-22-2011, 05:01 PM
Yeah, and he sounded like a nice guy.... :p

Yeah - I met him at the event in Quebec a couple of years ago. He's been a member of GCM.org for quite a while, and has contributed on several occasions. It refreshing to see GCM.org members from other areas visiting us on a regular basis - and joining in the discussions. :D:D

(Sacre Bleu! I wonder what the French translation of "Sheesh!" would be...)

Sudonim
01-22-2011, 06:45 PM
(Sacre Bleu! I wonder what the French translation of "Sheesh!" would be...)

Um... Le Sheesh?
and in Canadian... Sheesh, eh?

Mainiac1957
01-23-2011, 05:51 PM
Yeah, and he sounded like a nice guy.... :p

Well, that would be the alter part.

OusKonNé
01-23-2011, 11:03 PM
Yeah, and he sounded like a nice guy.... :p
Nice guy? You bet! :D

186 votes in 1˝ days and a "under review" status given by Jeremy, the President and CEO of Groundspeak. Wow! Things are looking very good. :)

And, like Jeremy wrote in his note: In the meantime, please vote for the suggestion if you support it.

By the way, just click on "Vote" does not count for a vote. You must click on one of those 3 buttons to get your vote(s):

http://img.geocaching.com/user/3769f92f-1612-4a3e-8849-6dba140c82c0.jpg

Cheers,

Luc (OusKonNé)

OusKonNé
01-27-2011, 10:20 PM
We have prioritized this in the system. Please continue to vote to help us in our future planning.
Looks like the request has been prioritized. http://www.aggrq.com/forum/images/smilies/banana.gif

Thank you for your votes!

And they are asking to continue voting.

http://www.aggrq.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_beer.gif

OusKonNé
03-28-2012, 08:35 PM
Hi fellow geocachers from Maine,

I posted this idea on the Groundspeak Idea Forum more the one year ago and even if they got a lot of votes, the idea is still not implemented. :mad:

So last weekend I decided to send the idea to a Greasemonkey Script Programmer who wrote the script in a few hours. :)

We both tested the very first version 0.0.1 and now the version 0.0.2 looks OK.

Geocache hiders, let me show you the new look of the Coordinates Box.

Coordinates Box without the script:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/luc/geocaching/coordinates_script_off.jpg

Coordinates Box using the script:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/luc/geocaching/coordinates_script_on.jpg

All you have to do is paste the coordinates into the unique field and clicks on "Fill".
Coordinates are then automatically entered into the 6 usual fields.

No more frustration and input errors.

To install this script:

1. You need a recent browser like Firefox (http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/fx/).

2. If you don't have it already, install the Greasemonkey (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/greasemonkey/) Add-on (here, the link is for the Firefox version of Greasemonkey).

3. And finally, install the script GC Easy Coordinate Entry (http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/129429).

Currently, the script version is only v0.0.2 but already functional.

The same script works also in the additional waypoint webpage.

Thank you very much to JRI for this great script! :)