Author: S-Man42

GCC vs. GCW

Update 10/2020: GCC completely replaced with GCW 1.2.0 Update 09/2020: Comparison with GCW 1.1.0 instead of version 1.0.0 The version 1.0 of the GCWizard had the declared goal to be coequal with the more famous GCC, with new technologies and also to provide an iOS version. Well, how does the reality look like? To make…


Release Version 1.0.0

We did it! And we are “proud like Bolle” (as we say in Berlin) that we brought the project that far! From the first crazy idea, up to a software with a version number 1 in about 8 months. What does that mean exactly? The goal for a version 1.0.0 was to migrate all features…


Why is what3words not supported?

Update 11/2021: Clarified some statement due to the comments of the w3w’s “Chief Marketing (!) Officer”. There have been many requests if the GC Wizard could also support the coordinate system what3words (w3w). Here are our three words: What is what3words? w3w is a system developed by a company for addressing the world in a…


Version 0.8.1 officially available as first version in the App/Play Stores

The first idea for developing the new app was born at a Geocaching event in November last year. Almost immediately, I believe in the same night, the first step was made. Today is the day. With the former test version 0.8.1 the #GCWizard has reached a maturity level that allowed us to release the app…


Coordinate Parser

The coordinate parser is part of the coordinate functions. It is used with the coordinate insert function and with the variable coordinate tool. Its job is to interpret a meaningful coordinate (latitude and longitude) from a text. Coordinates can be specified in various formats. The parser is limited to: DEC (decimal degree; DD.DDD°)DEG (degree, decimal…


Variable Coordinate

If in a multi or mystery geocache not all variables for the solution of the final coordinates can or could be determined, it is sometimes a good idea to simply look at all the open options, maybe even visualized on a map. In this way, some options can often be excluded (Of course, the possibilities…


Formula Solver: Available Functions, Operators and Constants

This post was moved to the Knowledge Base: ➔ 04 Which functions, operators and constants are available?


Formula Solver


Creation of symbol tables

Up to now, the symbol tables have been supplied almost exclusively by volunteers. At this point I would like to thank the tireless Äggsbärde for his great effort! The background is that we are completely busy with the programming and we can’t do the graphical work on the side. Therefore we are happy about any…


Alphabet Values: Now with special characters and custom alphabets

Perhaps the most desired feature – and the one we have most vehemently rejected – is the support of umlauts in the letter values. Why were ÄÖÜß not included so far? 1. it is not defined how ÄÖß is encoded. We know 3-4 possibilities of interpretation alone. This was also shown again in the countless…