One map. Endless inspiration.

first_imgDo moreAdd all geocaches in a search result to a List*Right click on any cache pin to quickly log the cache, add to a List, download GPX, or open the cache details in a new tab.Add geocache to List*, Download GPX, Send to Garmin, all from the side list panel on the map page.Use the URL to share an exact map view when a cache is selected.Select only specific caches from the side list panel and add them to a List* all at once.Search the world – This removes all location constraints from your search. For example, “Show me all of the Webcam Caches worldwide.” For the past several months, we’ve been hard at work improving the search map on Maps are the heart of geocaching, and as we make further improvements, we’ll explain the changes so you can take full advantage of the new search map experience.With the new search map, get ready to:Search fasterMap filters and sorting accessible right from the map.New setting allows you to select how many caches to show on the map at one time. The default is 500, but you can view up to 1000.We switched from raster tiles to vector tiles. (These are the tiles that power our map.) A benefit to implementing vector tiles is that they provide future flexibility with respect to styles, features, and attributes. Search easierFilter* by cache type, difficulty and terrain ratings, size, cache status, has corrected coordinates, geocache name keyword search, not found by, hidden by, and minimum Favorite points all from the new side panel on the map.Hide or show all your Did Not Finds (DNF’s) on the map.When hovering over a cache in the side list panel, it will highlight the location of the cache on the map.Filter by geocaches included in a GeoTour.Default sort is by distance (near to far). You can also choose to sort by Favorite points, difficulty, terrain, size, found date, and placed date. SharePrint Related10 Useful Geocaching® app features you may not even know you haveMarch 23, 2017In “News”Groundspeak Weekly Newletter – December 28, 2010December 28, 2010In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Inside Geocaching HQ Podcast Transcript (Episode 22): Adventure Lab, New Search MapApril 11, 2019In “Community”center_img *Lists are a Premium member feature which sync automatically with the Geocaching® app for easy expedition planning.See what’s newYou may be wondering:I don’t see a new search map. How do I get it?We know that it can take time to adapt to a change. So it’s up to you to make the switch when it makes sense for you. If you want to explore the new map, perform a search on as you normally would, click the blue banner at the top of the page, and then select Map these Geocaches.Where can I share feedback or bugs?We have an official forum thread that we are monitoring for bugs, feedback, and more. Join the conversation here.Can I go back to the old map?Yes. There is a “Welcome to the new map. What’s this?” message in the upper right-hand corner. Click to read more about the project and/or to opt-out and return to the standard map and search pages. You can switch back and forth between the old and the new for awhile if you need to, but eventually the move to the new search map will be permanent. We’ll keep you updated in the forums as the date of the permanent switch nears.I selected Google maps but it reverts to Geocaching maps after every session. Why doesn’t it stick?The Geocaching map is the default map. You can switch to Google anytime you would like and it will remain sticky throughout your session, but it will reset to Geocaching maps after you close your browser.Why does the map only load 500 geocaches at a time?Our default setting is 500, as we feel that this is provides the best experience for players. If you’d like to edit this setting, select the gear icon on the map. From here you can select up to 1000 caches.Why did you work on this?Maps are core to the geocaching experience. Technology changes quickly and the performance of the search map was falling behind. The new map allows for increased performance and room to expand the map in the future.Are you done working on maps?Our work with maps is never done! Gathering feedback from you is an important step in any project, especially one centered around a core piece of geocaching. We know the new layout may take some getting used to, but we are listening to and acting upon feedback you give us regarding the new search map experience to keep improving it. What’s next?The new search map framework provides the foundation to add new features to enhance your geocaching experiences. As always, we’ll be in the forums responding to your questions, listening to your concerns, and keeping you updated. Once we’re confident the community is happy with the new map experience, we will work towards retiring the old search results map.Wanting more?Listen to an interview with Brendan (brendanjw), a member of the Product team who lives, works, and breathes maps and search on the Inside HQ podcast.Share with your Friends:More See moreView a list of geocaches from a search without leaving the map.See geocache details in the side list panel that includes difficulty, terrain, Size, and Favorite points directly from the map.View a cache details preview while on the map. Details include cache description, hint, activity logs, last found date, difficulty, terrain, and Favorite points in addition to quick links to log the cache, add to a List, download GPX, send to Garmin, and open full cache details. Collapse the side panel for full-screen map viewing.As you pan the map, a new “Search this area” button will appear to fire off a new search on the map.If you click into the cache details page from the cache preview, simply hit the “back” button to return to your search.View the event date in the cache preview list for Event Caches.last_img read more

Finally, Twitter Will Let You Download All Your Tweets

first_imgFacebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#social media#twitter Related Posts How Does It Work?Turns out that for now it’s available only to select users. And only in English. The function is being rolled out slowly. Twitter says the service will be available to all users in every language the service provides in the coming weeks and months.Want to see if you’re one of the lucky guinea pigs who are able to access the archive right away? Here’s what to do: Log in to Twitter, go to Settings, scroll down to the bottom to see if you have the option to “Request your archive.” If you see the button, you’re eligible (unfortunately I was not eligible). Once you click the button, “You’ll receive an email with instructions on how to access your archive when it’s ready for you to download,” Vandor promises in the blog post. For heavy Twitter users with thousands of tweets, the archive feature should be a useful tool to preserve and remember what they’ve said, experienced and shared. And you can imagine how much it will help biographers and historians. But really, this feature affects how everyone uses Twitter – making a instantaneous, immediate medium just a little more lasting and permanent. And if your archive unearths some tweet-worthy old tweets… tweet ’em. Twitter asks that you “share your favorites using #TwitterArchive.” Check it out.  Image courtesy of Shutterstock. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos adam popescu Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Twitter finally did it. On Wednesday, after months of anticipation, Twitter officially introduced an archive function that will allow its 150 million active users to download every one of their tweets. That’s right, now you can do what the Library of Congress has been trying to do for the past few years: Collect and save all of your tweets!“You’ll get all your Tweets (including Retweets) going back to the beginning,” Twitter user services engineer Mollie Vandor wrote on the Twitter blog Wednesday. “Once you have your Twitter archive, you can view your tweets by month, or search your archive to find tweets with certain words, phrases, hashtags or @usernames. You can even engage with your old tweets just as you would with current ones.”This upgrade has been a long time coming, and a lot of people have been clamoring for Twitter to make this available. Now it is. The only thing is, most people will have to wait to get admitted into the tweet-archive party.last_img read more

Industry Advice: Two DPs on Good Documentary Filmmaking

first_imgWe sat down with Craig Atkinson and Alex Takats, cinematographers from the new Netflix show “Dogs,” to talk documentary filmmaking.Craig Atkinson and Alex Takats are both cinematographers on the new Netflix series Dogs. We wanted to know their take on good documentary filmmaking vs. . . . well, just documentary filmmaking. Here’s what we found out.PremiumBeat: We’d love to hear your career experiences so far and how they resulted in filming Dogs for Netflix.Alex: I started working with Heidi and Rachel of Loki Films in 2008, which was my entry into the documentary world, and we worked together for the following five or six years, and I always had a long-time collaboration with them. I then went off and directed my own film that came out in 2016 that’s called Do Not Resist, but we still come back to together and work on these projects as they come down the line. So there was just an opportunity to jump on this one, and I took it.Craig: I went to film school and studied documentary at NYU, and while I was there, I also met Heidi and Rachel from Loki Films, and that was back in 2012. Since then, I’ve worked with them on and off, and I think the first time I acted as a cinematographer with them was for One of Us, which just came out last year, and I work with them kind of full-time on a daily basis with their other projects too. Image via Netflix.Alex: We both kind of came up working for Heidi and Rachel, so obviously those influences informed both our decisions to work together. PB: I’m interested to hear more about your approach to the cinematography of the show. It was very cinematic.Alex: I think that has a lot to do with the tone that the director, Heidi, has always set. Heidi and Rachel have always tried to push the visual envelope of films. So, the directive always is “How do we make this cinematic?” It makes no difference; in a house or in a gymnasium or in a doctor’s office, you can always find an angle — you can find the lights there; you can find a close-up and respond to reflection. It’s great to work with them because they are always encouraging that type of cinematography.Craig: Creativity. Alex: Yeah, creativity exactly. For someone who is always trying to push something visually, it’s joy to work in that way. Image via Netflix.PB: You would shoot through doorways and catch the edge for an extra sense of depth, and I thought that was really great to elevate the cinematography.Alex: I think it helps viewers feel that they’re there. If you start to put something in the frame, and shoot through a dirty frame, it just seems to lend you a little bit more authenticity for the viewer because obviously that’s how we’re seeing in real life so often. The general note is always finding it spontaneously in the moment but having the framework of always trying to push stuff visually, guiding those moments that you’re finding. It’s all happening in the moment creatively, but Heidi comes in and sets the tone.Craig: Yes, and you get influenced by the spaces that you’re in.PB: As cinematographers, how do you keep that sense of intimacy with your subject while pointing a camera at them? Alex: Craig and I were talking about this a little bit earlier, but normally we shoot for a year, at least a couple years, for documentary and project films. However, for this project we shot it fairly quickly in, like, three and a half months or so, and that was a big test in building trust and building good relationships with our characters quickly, which I hadn’t done before. We spent time in Ohio for weeks on end, and we just hung out with the family every day, go to this, go on their trips and errands and whatnot and really just got absorbed into their lifestyle, so when it came time to point the camera at them, they had been seeing me without the camera or with the camera.Craig: Yes, and I think in this particular case we were using cameras that aren’t as intimidating. The Canon C300 Mark II is not that overwhelming in size. I think the selection of camera and keeping it small just allowed for us to work more intimate.Image via Netflix.PB: What were your lens choices? Craig: Usually it was the Canon 70-200L and we might even do 24 – 105L since the C300 MII has the great lowlight capabilities, which allows use of those slower lenses.  PB: It’s seems to be getting easier and easier to make documentary content since equipment is becoming more affordable. In your opinions, what do you think separates a good documentary from a great documentary? Alex: I would say story. Actual unfolding narrative that’s developed and sourced out and allowing the audience to come to the table with their experiences intact and not try to overwhelm them with didactic information. I think just respecting the intelligence of the viewer in trying to help them see something further beyond what they might be coming to the table with, keeping in mind that they’re coming to the table with a lot. I see a lot of documentaries that are just trying to didactically cram information down the throats of people. And I think that people respond to so much more when it’s more of an observational style. They can think and that’s one thing I’ve always appreciated about Heidi’s role as the director as well as Amy Berg, the EP’s, films is that they help audiences get sucked into stories by not over-relying on narration that seems to kind of clutter up the opportunity to just sit and think and be able to reflect with the material. I just think that respecting the audience and allowing them to come to the table with their views intact is really something I appreciate from good documentary films. Craig: For me, intimacy is a big thing. When you are watching a film from the outside, you can get an audience member or capture a scene in the way that makes them feel present and connected to the characters. With that, I think you have done your job well.Cover image via Netflix.Looking for more industry interviews? Check these out.Interview: Tips for Blending Documentary and Narrative in “The Drug Runner”Interview: Outspoken Comedian Tess Rafferty on Getting PoliticalScreenwriter Patricia Resnick on Altman, Mad Men, and Working 9 to 5Interview: Composer Federico Jusid Makes Some Noise in HollywoodInterview: Tips for Crowdfunding Over $100,000 for Your Documentary Projectslast_img read more

4 die in wall collapse, life hit in flooded Vadodara

first_imgNDRF rescues people in Vadodara following flash floods due to heavy rainfall NDRF rescues people in Vadodara following flash floods due to heavy rainfallVolume 90%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard ShortcutsPlay/PauseSPACEIncrease Volume↑Decrease Volume↓Seek Forward→Seek Backward←Captions On/OffcFullscreen/Exit FullscreenfMute/UnmutemSeek %0-9Live00:0001:4101:41  Incessant rainfall has caused the death of four people in a wall collapse in Vadodara, besides causing floods and affecting life in the city. Nearly 5,000 people from over two dozen low-lying areas were shifted by the NDRF (National Disaster Response Force). Most of the roads were completely inundated.The government has deployed nine teams of the NDRF, besides the Army and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) to evacuate people from areas along the Vishwamitri river that is flowing to the danger level mark.center_img According to the State Emergency Operation Center (SEOC), a total of five NDRF and four SDRF teams have been involved in rescue operations in addition to two columns of the Army and as many companies of the State Reserve Police (SRP).Additionally, district police and teams of fire brigade of Vadodara and Surat Municipal Corporations have been deployed for a major rescue operation in the city which had seen an extremely heavy downpour of 499 mm on Wednesday.The district authorities ordered the closure of all schools and colleges on Friday. The operations at the city airport were shut on Thursday.Waterlogging of tracksFlooding has disrupted traffic movement as the authorities shut down all eight bridges in the city. The Western Railway has cancelled over a dozen trains due to waterlogging of tracks.“Five teams of the NDRF have been airlifted from Pune to join the evacuation works in Vadodara. CM has deputed a team of senior bureaucrats from Gandhinagar to oversee rescue and relief works,” a Gujarat government release stated.More than one lakh food packets were distributed by the NDRF and police in localities submerged in knee-deep waters.According to Vadodara Collector Shalini Agrawal, water was not receding because of the opening of sluice gates of the Ajwa dam and inflow of more water due to rains in the catchment area of the Vishwamitri.Floodwaters have entered the Sayajibaug zoo and government-run SSG hospital, besides local markets.On Thursday evening, the State energy division restored power in some of the areas where supply was stopped after four dozen feeders were submerged. “We have restored power in some areas but still several areas are in dark,” a government official said.“Four labourers were killed in a wall collapse due to heavy rain in Chhani area of Vadodara,” Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said after holding a review meeting in capital Gandhinagar.last_img read more

NADA to ask London dope control team to test Indian athletes

first_imgIn order to avoid a repeat of Monika Devi doping scandal-like incident before the Olympics, the National Anti-Doping Agency has tested the urine samples of all the athletes except for a few who have been based abroad for training, its Director General said on Wednesday.NADA Director General Mukul Chatterjee said on Wednesday that all the Indian athletes, except for a few who have been based in foreign countries for training, have undergone mandatory dope testing.He said those athletes who have been based in foreign countries for training for some time would be tested by the Olympic Doping Control Team when they checked in at the Games Village in London.”It’s mandatory that all the athletes will have to be tested three months prior to any mega event. That we have done for all the athletes except for a few who have been based in foreign countries for training like Vikas Gowda and Om Prakash Karhana,” Chatterjee, who took charge recently, said.”The Doping Control Team under the London Games Organising Committee has the authority to do the dope testing.So we have requested the LOGOC to ask the doping control team to test the Indian athletes, who have not been tested by the NADA, when they checked in at the Games Village,” he said.”These are out-of-competition tests. They will also undergo the in-competition tests to be done by the doping control team during the Games,” he added.Gowda is based in the United States while Om Prakash has been training in Hungary for the last two years.advertisementWeightlifter Monika Devi was caught for doping just hours before she was to board the flight for the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008.Her ‘B’ sample, which was tested in a Tokyo laboratory on the recommendations of T.S. Krishnamurthy Commission which probed into the doping scandal, had also returned positive for banned drugs.last_img read more