Geocaching with the iPhone 3G

I’ve found that the GPS in the iPhone is surprisingly good. Here’s a quick tutorial on geocaching with the iPhone 3G.

Step 1. Navigate to the geocaching.com website and choose a cache.

Geocaching with the iPhone 3G

Step 2. Scroll down and click the “Google Maps” option under the “For online maps…” section.

Geocaching with the iPhone 3G

Step 3. The cache location will open in the Google Maps application.

Geocaching with the iPhone 3G

Step 4. Click on the GPS targeting icon in the lower left hand corner. This will move the map to your current location once a GPS lock has been established. In this image I’ve switched to hybrid map mode.

Geocaching with the iPhone 3G

Step 5. Since the cache I was seeking wasn’t that far away, I simply zoomed out on the map and walked toward the pin. Alternatively, you could click on the pin location and use the “Get Directions” feature if driving will be required.

Geocaching with the iPhone 3G

Step 6. Walk toward the pin, zooming the map in as appropriate.

Geocaching with the iPhone 3G

Step 7. Once the cache is within the pulsing blue ring, start looking. The marker in this image put me about 25 feet from the cache. Not too shabby.

Geocaching with the iPhone 3G

Step 8. Log the cache while you are at ground zero and can inspect the contents and container. You can be very accurate in your maintenance reports by doing this. After that, sit back and enjoy the view.

Geocaching with the iPhone 3G

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4 Responses to Geocaching with the iPhone 3G

  1. Jerky says:

    Awesome, the wife saw this and was almost convinced that I should get one.

  2. Braden says:

    I so gots to get me one of those….if only I could get the wife to say “yes.”

    sighs

  3. AxsDeny says:

    It’s an awesome device. I’m quite impressed with what it can do. I’ve never been able to use a PDA. They always just seemed to not work as I expected. This one ties in with the things I already use, so it works great for me. The fact that it has a real web browser is the big winner for me. Along with Google Maps and a GPS I couldn’t ask for me.

  4. DoubleDecker says:

    So when r we going caching with this great device?

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