Category: FAQ EN

GCC vs. GCW

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 replace GCC completely, with new technologies and also to provide an iOS version. Well, how does the reality look like? To make a long story short: No, GCWizard has not yet managed to replace…


Why is what3words not supported?

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 simple way. For this purpose they divided the world into a 3x3m grid. Each square is…


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

Operators +, -, *, / Basic calculations (Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide)^ Exponent; 2^3 = 8% Modulo, Returns the remainder of an integer division: 5 % 2 = 1 Functions sqrt(x): Square Root; sqrt(9) = 3nrt(n,x): n-th Root; nrt(3,8) = ∛8 = 2sin(x), cos(x), tan(x): Trigonometric functions*arcsin(x), arccos(x), arctan(x): Trigonometric arcus functions*log(a,x): Logarithm based a; log(10,…


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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…