Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Minor Updates to Maps and Little Quest

Some minor updates/fixes have been made to the site:

  • The Canadian Map has been updated to work with the latest version of the Google Charts API. You'll notice a larger map with a much better land projection.

  • The European and World maps have been fixed so that Moldova will properly shade with finds.

  • Isle of Man has been added to the UK and Ireland Counties map. Although the Isle of Man technically isn't part of the UK, it seems strange to leave it off the map.

  • The Little Quest section has been updated to count some county replacement caches that are now part of the challenge.

  • Finally, per the GSA, Earthcache finds in United Kingdom counties now count the same as finds in U.S. states towards the Earthcache Masters Badge.

Contact us with any questions or problems! Thanks!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

UK and Ireland County Map

The first version of our United Kingdom and Ireland Counties map is now live! Upload your My Finds PQ to see the new image on the Build My Profile page. If you want to include the map in your profile, remember to export your HTML code that includes this new section over to geocaching.com. There have been many sets of counties in the UK over the years, but we hope the map we present will make the most people happy. Feel free to send us your comments and of course let us know if you see any problems.

We've also upgraded the European Country map to the latest version of the Google Chart API. The map is larger now and should have the latest boundaries for all countries. However, we may still tinker with the style - stay tuned! As always, upload your My Finds PQ and then refresh your profile page to see the newest image.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Check out My Geocaching Profile on the Geocaching Podcast!

MyGeocachingProfile.com was featured on the most recent episode of the Geocaching Podcast. You can listen to the interview here.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Major Site Upgrade

We've made a major upgrade to the site that improves many of the existing features and increases our ability to support a growing number of new users. Here are the main changes:

  • Some existing profile sections like the My Caching Chronology section and My GeoAchievement Badges section have been split up into multiple images so that you can selectively include or exclude parts of the section in your profile. This gives you more control over how your profile looks, but also requires that all users do a one-time copy/paste of their profile HTML over to geocaching.com after their next upload. This will ensure that the HTML on geocaching.com is correct and will update going forward. Please remember to do this on your next upload.
  • The main website pages "My Account" and "My Profile" have been renamed to Upload My Finds Pocket Query and Build My Profile to better reflect their purpose. There is also another option on the navigation menu for Preview/Export My Profile. This page generates the HTML code for your profile based on your settings.
  • The settings for the Introduction section of your profile now show any caches that you've logged more than once. Oftentimes, these double loggings are a mistake and are hard to pinpoint.
  • The Build My Profile page now has links to each profile section at the top of the page so you can easily jump to a section and review your settings.
  • The Lost/Found event and Groundspeak Headquarters cache type counts recently broke due to a Groundspeak change. This has been fixed and you should see the proper stats on the next upload.
  • We've added two new donation methods - Google Checkout and Check/Money Order. Also, your donations now unlock a new "MGP Contributor" GeoAchievement Badge. The site is still entirely free. This bonus badge is just a way to thank everyone who contributes to the site and helps us keep doing what we're doing.

If you have any questions or problems, please Contact Us. Thanks!