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What is your most favorite thing about Project-GC?

+57 votes
asked Sep 1, 2014 in Miscellaneous by pinkunicorn (Moderator) (153,610 points)
edited Sep 1, 2014 by pinkunicorn (Moderator)
DT Matrix, Badge Gen
Profile stats and challenge checkers!
all Features are brilliant :D
Would definitely have to be the bad logs....even though it's a rarely used tool....and it was broken for old logs (treating note logs as find logs, even messing up my find count in the profile stats) this tool makes sure you have an accurate find count on itself.
The Statistic and the challange checker ;)
The Stats and the TB discovering tool ;)
would have to be
1.Challenge Checkers
2. Statistics
3. Badge Gen ( I love using this to give me ideas on what my priorities might be)
Easy of use of Profile Statistics and also the challenge checkers. This saves so much time.

121 Answers

+4 votes
The "Hides" statistics, then the BadgeGen page.

answered Jan 2, 2015 by c_est_den (470 points)
+3 votes
My favorite are the checkers. Now I don't have to go through my stats by hand.
answered Jan 2, 2015 by MatthewCat (2,660 points)
+3 votes

I do love PGC! First the solved mystery map, then all the statistics where I can follow my progresses.

And now! I have found the virtual gps. And...... I've found that I get all the attributes and favourite points to my GPS by the gpx-file through the virtual gps. No more PQs smiley. The virtual is wonderful. I hope that it will soon come a tool to update directly from GCs caches too.

answered Aug 21, 2015 by Newtommon (2,860 points)
+4 votes
Challenge checkers on the map.

When going into a new area you can immediately see what Challenge caches there are and which ones you meet the requirements
answered Aug 22, 2015 by ChrisDen (4,050 points)
+3 votes
The most favourite thing for me is, that the programmers spend endless times and energy, so we have a extremely good tool for our hobby.

We canot say often enough "thank you guys" for all their work!
answered Aug 23, 2015 by wottles (1,810 points)
+3 votes
I am new to the site but I am enjoying the Discover Trackables program. It has helped out a lot for others Discovering my collection. :)
answered Aug 24, 2015 by McKenzie~Binns (210 points)
+3 votes
I really like how Project-GC records statistics that you don't normally see and it's also helpful for some challenge caches when you have to find e. g. 3 states in a day.
answered Aug 26, 2015 by SaintCache (470 points)
+3 votes
There are so many useful features. I could copy the menu entrys. Vera often I use the D/T - search tool, the discover trackable tool, the badge-gen feature and sometimes virtual gps. The statistic-banner and and the badge-banner are permanent on my profile page.
answered Sep 27, 2015 by Joker96 (2,300 points)
+4 votes
I can't name one thing, because there are several functions I like a lot. Of course the extensive statistics, but also the D/T-search-tool and the challenge checkers. And I like also the different possibilities to look for good caches in regions other than the home zone.
answered Sep 29, 2015 by tadaima (12,450 points)
+3 votes

My favorite is the DT Matrix tool, then Profile statistic, after that I would choose the challenge checker.

answered Oct 2, 2015 by SalzburgerIgnore (1,920 points)
+1 vote
I like all! I was a great fan of GSAK which I found also great and still use it. The online availability of pretty all functionalities of GSAK is a real plus.

The Virtual GPS is for me the thing I use the most, as I have plenty of hidden caches and load the list of all to maintain in the VGPS: It's easy to add when I receive a mail with the 'need maintenance' flag or I use the GC 'need maintenance' function or since few week a query who only warn me after 3 'not found' in place of one.

All together with ability to export, print and query is a great job I was directly ok to pay for

With new features constantly developped and the the dynamic around reported bugs, demands, & checkers, I'm quite curious and excited to see next steps. There is no doubt for extending membership next year
answered Oct 2, 2015 by Pepegeo (9,280 points)
+3 votes
The top feature is undoubtedly the Map Compare tool!

Map of challenge caches and maps of  counties are also great for planning!

Many thanks for this great site!
answered Oct 17, 2015 by Hedenhöös (220 points)
+1 vote
Well, really, what is there not to love about Project-GC? I mean, it has all should have had in the first place. I'm using many of the tools on an almost daily basis, so I can't really name just one or two tools as the most useful ones. And it makes GSAK totally redundant. The fact that it's all in a web site instead of a computer application, makes it possible to check things quick and easy while on the go.

Communication from Project-GC is also really good, and I feel actually listened and answered to, which is great.

Team, please just keep doing what you are doing best - keep this site up and improve along the way.
answered Oct 17, 2015 by NLBokkie (2,970 points)
+4 votes
What I like the most (and that made me become a premium on PGC):
- Mail to inform favorite points
- Mail to inform new pictures (especially information geotagged photos)
- Mail to inform edited logs
- Mail to inform custom events
What I use most often:
- Solved mysteries
- Find bad logs
- Maintenance Needs
- Profile Stats
- Top favorites (%)
- Live map
- Challenge checkers (and map)
- Virtual GPS
- TB discovery tool
What I want most:
- Friend tracker - Their latest Finds List at Project-GC. (WIP)
- Friend notifiers tracker (optional) - You can get a daily or weekly email with a list of your friends Finds. (WIP)
answered Nov 29, 2015 by Jipem (1,710 points)
edited Dec 5, 2015 by Jipem
+2 votes
statistics in all ways and the challenge checkers
answered Nov 29, 2015 by Rumreisenden (3,720 points)
+2 votes
-Profile stats of course ;)

-Counties map

-Map compare

-Virtual GPS

and much more I guess but these are my most common used features
answered Nov 30, 2015 by NamelessGuy (2,980 points)
+3 votes

BadgeGen updates all by itself! cool

Live Maps yes and Virtual GPS.......

Thank you for this site.

answered Nov 30, 2015 by ZerminigerFour (640 points)
+3 votes
Lots to love, but being a programmer, I have to go with stats, stats, stats!
answered Dec 1, 2015 by GeoAPPs (720 points)
+1 vote

My most favorite thing about Project-GC (there are to much to choose one smiley) is the perfect LiveMap, but also the Challenge Checkers are really fantastic! Also the map for my DT matrix; I can find very fast all the caches I need for my matrix!

answered Dec 2, 2015 by The Travelcacher (630 points)
+1 vote

This is really difficult to answer.

The Profile Stats are something I regularily use, but could easily do without. I don’t have Windows® or GSAK, but I’ve already started writing statistics code myself (in Korn Shell out of all programming languages), and the best thing about that is that it uses a local list of found caches, in which I put those of all platforms, not just GS (but also OC, TC, and others).

The TB discovery tool is useful after attending an event, but also something I’d probably write myself using screen scraping, or maybe even the API, though it would put some pressure on me to finally learn how to use OAuth ;)

The maps compare feature is dead useful, but I only need it a couple of times a year at best. I don’t think I could do that myself. (I am a programmer, have been for 27 years, but my focus lies elsewhere.)

The Virtual GPS is something I really like, as it works much better than what GS has, especially as PGC’s site performance is much better than GS’ either, but I could probably do without.

Not exactly a “thing”, but I like how PGC makes discovering new goals easier – whether it’s “am I eligible to log this-and-that challenge already? (checker)” or “hm, I wanna cache, but don’t know where, let’s look at the tools (hidden months, D/T matrix, challenge finder) then decide to work towards one of them”.

And, finally: while I would be capable of implementing my own statistics, and have my own statbar already, PGC is a great source to demonstrate what’s possible (although (while I don’t know, as I’ve never ever seen GSAK, I suspect) most is probably inspired by other tools), i.e. a fount of ideas.

I’ve become PGC PM relatively quickly, while it took over five years for me to do that to GC.COM – and, recently, I’ve even donated a bit, to show my appreciation.

answered Dec 2, 2015 by mirabilos (2,680 points)