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GeoGearHeadsFor the ninety-fifth edition of the GeoGearHeads The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 tackle a range of topics (mostly from the audience). The new GeoGearHeads YouTube channel was the topic before we started on the meat of the show. Please head over to subscribe and check out all the old shows. First was feedback from scrapcat about her blog post from last week's show with our tip for getting the degree symbol (°) on iOS. Next was a follow-up by f1drivr about his question from GGH090. We pointed him to the "Report a Map Error" link from Garmin. wanzong emailed about a couple topics – information on filtering logs on Geocaching.com and questions about WallaBee workflows. [Team D]Benignsource connected through Google+ about a question he saw on CacheFace. We went through the hardware (WAHOO KEY, Lightning to 30-pin Adapter, PROTKT BIKE MOUNT & CASE FOR IPHONE 5/5S), software (GeoBeacon), and a live demo of using a Garmin Chirp with an iOS device. Sh@rpey asked via Google+ about shows for caching with an Android smartphone or iPhone. Check out "GGH Beta.13: Smartphone Caching I," "GGH Beta.17: Android Apps I," "GGH 056: NeonGeo," and "GGH 070: Geosphere 3 Tips & Tricks" as some good starting points, but there were several other shows with good information for smartphone caching. The Upgrades to Intercaching (featured on GGH075) were mentioned before moving on. Rich Owings's excellent "Good satellite days and bad satellite days" article was the subject of conversation for several minutes and a good, quick read for geolocation users. Next was a brief conversation about the new Garmin tactix GPS watch. Finally they suggested those interested in smartwatches check the "Fragments of time: the wild, messy state of smartwatches" article from the Verge.

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GeoGearHeadsThe Bad Cop and DarrylW4 take on methods to get good coordinates for the ninety-fourth edition of the GeoGearHeads. The show kicked off with a question from JerseyEric about adding waypoints in the Official Geocaching app, CacheSense for Android, c:geo, NeonGeo, Geobucket, Geosphere, and Looking4Cache. Then we heard from StevensAdInfinitum and Nighthawk700 about how they get their coordinates for geocaches. Articles from Garmin and Trail Tech on waypoint averaging were mentioned. Groundspeak's article "1.2. Convert Decimal Coordinates to DDD MM.MMM" was also used as a good reference about conversion of expressing the values.

The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube.

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GeoGearHeadsPodcast Observer and Participant Rob Walch joins us on the ninety-third edition of the GeoGearHeads. Through his work on "Podcast411," "Today in iPhone," and at LibSyn he's been involved in Podcasting since its early days. (More background and the history of podcasting is available through Wikipedia.) Darryl ran through a list of when some of the notable podcasts on Geocaching began (including the late "CacheCast" show by pdantic – interviewed on CAM105 – which has since podfaded and slightly most recent SLAGA by konopapw – interviewed on CAM019– which was retired many years ago), but also the current list of English-based shows:

sseegars also shared that the first podcasts to which he subscribed were the "Home Town Tales" and "Nocturnal." For Geocachers looking to get into podcast creation Rob recommends the bossjock studio iOS app and iRig MIC Cast as an ease mobile solution. He's also setup "Podcasting How To" information on his Podcast411 site, including a PDF for those looking to record through Skype. He also recommends his "Podcast411" and the LibSyn "The Feed" shows for people interested in creation of podcasts.

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GeoGearHeadsJohn Robb (of Cache At Night who caches under teamvoyagr) returned on the ninety-second edition of the GeoGearHeads to talk about Night Caches. He's also one of the hosts of the upcoming "BFL Boot Camp Illumin8" (GC420YB) event November 9th in the Toronto, Canada area. One of his favorite laser-based night hides was "BFL VI - ...in a galaxy far, far away" (GC35FHF) by The Cacheketeerz. His company now offers the "Light Loci" and "Laser Loci" (with a limited time discount on the "Laser Loci" for GeoGearHead Viewers/Listeners) for creating the night cache stages without building your own electronics.

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