March 13th 2017

When I established the forums in 2005 it was to offer a more richer web experience and greater functionality than the platform where we started this social adventure in 2003, Yahoo Groups. The forums were once a busy hive of activity and provided locals and visitors with a wealth of information just like the Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group on Facebook today.

It was a time where we didn't have the many social media platforms we have today, and it was a different time in terms of mobility and technology. There was no instant access to information, no Google Maps and a very limited base map on your GPSr. Mobile connectivity for me was a 9600bps Infrared connection from a Nokia to a laptop and in later times to a PDA using WAP.

As we moved into the social media era so did our forums users. Geocaching Ireland moved there too, and we have a thriving community on the Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group on Facebook. As a result, forum activity isn't what it used to be and I have taken the decision to disable new registrations to the forums and to make the forums read only so any information there can still be accessed.

The discussion hasn't ended, it has just moved. Join us on the Facebook Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group .

Donnacha

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OSI Trailmaster 2008

Post by johnrm » Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:01 am

I was speaking with OSI and have been advised that over the coming months they will be releasing the Trailmaster series via electronic download.

Discovery Series maps will be available for all of Ireland, and all of Europe.

Cost is EUR15 for the Software, and EUR1 for each sq.km of map.

It will be possible to load the maps onto PDA/GPSr.

GPSr compatibility is at least Garmin, I didn't enquire about the rest.

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Post by DiamondDuo » Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:59 am

I saw an article about this on the irish times website here:

"ORDNANCE SURVEY IRELAND (OSi) is introducing an online service that will allow outdoor enthusiasts to download maps of Ireland and other European countries."
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