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Map Geek 13: Traps and Oddities - Sunday, November 10th 2013 9:21 PM
Thought of another map geek idea. Copyright traps always fascinate me. Found a few more.
Map Geek 12: Omaha by the Slice - Wednesday, July 10th 2013 6:08 PM
Map Geek 12: Omaha by the Slice gc version ox version     For Map Geek 12 I snipped some OpenStreetMap sections of Omaha, removed or obscured...
Travel Bug Map - Thursday, July 4th 2013 11:09 PM
Interactive map of my travel bugs (current or last location).   Check the first half dozen or so blog entries in the archive for a tutorial on how to create an...
Map Geek 11: Bugeater Demonyms - Thursday, June 13th 2013 10:25 AM
Map Geek 11: Bugeater Demonyms (gc version) (ox version) took several weeks to complete. I never could find a clever place to hide it. I ordered a book from Amazon that I waited...
Map Geek 10: Omaha for Music Lovers - Thursday, June 13th 2013 9:30 AM
Map Geek 10: Omaha for Music Lovers geocaching.com version here. opencaching.com version here.   A couple of years ago I tried writing down all of the memorable...
Map Geek 09: USA (United Springfields of America) - Friday, May 24th 2013 7:42 PM
Map Geek 09: USA (United Springfields of America) (here for OpenCaching version) celebrates the profusion of US towns named Springfield. I constructed some fun interactive maps...
Map Geek 08: 100 Years of the Lincoln Highway - Friday, May 24th 2013 7:27 PM
There are many caches in place honoring the Lincoln Highway, but (a) the close proximity of a nearly-4-mile original stretch with brick pavers and (b) the 100th anniversary of...
Map Geek 07: One State, Divisible - Wednesday, May 22nd 2013 9:22 AM
Map Geek 07: One State, Divisible (here for OpenCaching version) takes a dozen Nebraska maps representing various data. After using GIMP to alter them, removing identifying...
Map Geek 06: Name That Nebraskan! - Wednesday, May 22nd 2013 9:05 AM
Map Geek 06: Name That Nebraskan! (OpenCaching version here) is somewhat similar to Map Geek 05, but it highlights actors, athletes, and one other (con-)man who were born in...
Map Geek 05: The Big "O" Goes Hollywood - Wednesday, May 22nd 2013 8:43 AM
  Map Geek 05: The Big "O" Goes Hollywood (OX version here) highlights celebrity natives and film settings. To make the map I created the list of waypoints in GSAK,...
Map Geek 04: Omaha Vice - Wednesday, May 22nd 2013 8:30 AM
Map Geek 04: Omaha Vice (OX version here) includes some unsavory Omaha history. I was dimly aware of Tom Dennison and James Dahlman, and I knew about Anna and Dan from my...
Map Geek 03: Omaha's Leftward Expansion - Tuesday, May 21st 2013 12:30 PM
Map Geek 03: Omaha's Leftward Expansion (OX version here) has been the most fun so far to do, since the creation of new maps I couldn't find anywhere else was involved. I...
Map Geek 02: The Iron Horse, of Course - Tuesday, May 21st 2013 12:08 PM
Map Geek 02: The Iron Horse, of Course (OpenCaching version here) is based on some old railroad maps of Nebraska. What strikes me as I look at maps from the late 19th century...
Map Geek 01: Down for the Counties - Tuesday, May 21st 2013 11:48 AM
Map Geek 01: Down for the Counties (OX version here) utilizes some historic Nebraska county boundary maps. I took maps from 1859 and 1887 and overlaid them in GIMP to...
Map Geek series - Tuesday, May 21st 2013 11:44 AM
Have started a new series of geocaches under the nom de plume mapgeek. The series will highlight unusual map-based oddities and facts, centered mainly in the Omaha & Nebraska...
Raspberry Pi case from old VHS clamshell - Saturday, February 2nd 2013 9:09 PM
Looking around for a good case for my Raspberry Pi.  Stipulations: Recycled from something free, ubiquitous or both VESA mountable (can be attached to the back of...
Trackables Map, Updated - Friday, February 1st 2013 3:41 PM
Here's a current, interactive Google map of where my trackables are worldwide. I used the steps outlined earlier, but this time each waypoint is marked with the TB name, its...
Music to Geocache By - Tuesday, January 15th 2013 10:14 AM
Burned a few CDs filled with music to geocache by:   VOLUME 1 1) Life is a Highway – Rascal Flatts (4:37) 2) Show Me What I'm Looking For –...
Creating Trackable Maps, part 4 - Saturday, January 12th 2013 4:59 PM
You'll want to determine that GSAK has created an accurate exported .csv file by opening it in Excel, OpenOffice, LibreOffice, etc. or uploading it to Google Docs / Google Drive...
Creating Trackable Maps, part 3 - Saturday, January 12th 2013 4:00 PM
The real fun starts when you maintain a database of your trackables and their locations; then you can use GSAK and Google Fusion Tables to visualize the data.   The...
Creating Trackable Maps, part 2 - Saturday, January 12th 2013 3:19 PM
The easiest way to generate a map of all your trackables still requires way too much work. (Please comment or contact me if I'm missing a really obvious easy way to do any of...
Creating Trackable Maps, part 1 - Saturday, January 12th 2013 2:43 PM
I've always been underwhelmed by what geocaching.com does with the data for trackables. All you can do is activate, track and map each travel bug individually and view uploaded...