mapping your finds for the maine delorme challenge and questions about archiving.
I am trying to figure out how to tell where all my cache finds fall on the delorme gazetteer. There was once a post on how to do this I think and what program works. I have been trying to do this just by comparing my finds to the map and know that is a ridiculous way to do it! Can anyone remind some of us that don't know how to do this? Also, quite a few years back I did a Vinalhave cache by the ferry terminal. Can't find it anymore and can't locate it on my cache listings. Is there a way to find out if it was archived, and if so, it should still be on my cache lisiting shouldn't it? If I could only find out the name it would help. Thanks in advance.
Here's how I verify the finds....
I use a Garmin GPS'r so I have Mapsource software loaded onto my laptop. I use my premium membership and create a bookmark listing, that's why there are 36 of them attached to the cache listing. Once I have the bookmark, I create a pocket query and download that into GSAK. From there I create a Mapsource file and that's when the finds show up as map of Maine. From the coords on each page of the DeLorme gazateer, I created tracks on a map and that's when I can tell if you have found all of the maps. I know it sounds involved, but the the only tedious part was creating the map with the grids on it. I can thank kayakerinme for helping to show me how. Great question, if you have any more let us know.
Is this the cache you were looking for? Vinal Haven - Carver's Harbor. The easiest place to find Maine DeLorme challenge caches that have been done, is by looking in the bookmark listings on the cache page.