If you want to use CoordMaker for your puzzle cache, you are most welcome to do so. The easiest way is simply to link to "http://lillfiluren.se/gc/CoordMaker" from your cache page and instruct your visitors to use this service to convert their answer to a coordinate, and then link to the geochecker from your cache page where they will be able to validate their answer. If the answer to your puzzle is "topsecret", then you should convert that word using CoordMaker and configure your geochecker to accept the coordinate you got from CoordMaker (that would be N37° 40.160 E126° 14.400). In the solution for your geochecker, you should show the true final coordinate of your geocache so that your visitors know where to go.
NB! CoordMaker is case sensitive by default. If you add the URL parameter "ignorecase=true" when loading the CoordMaker-page, it will convert all guesses to uppercase before calculating the coordinate. This will make "Guess" and "GUESS" and "gUeSS" return the same result coordinate (it will be the same as for "GUESS" without "ignorecase=true"
<p>Enter text in the box below to generate a coordinate.</p> <input type="text" id="input"> <button type="button" onclick="showCoordinate('input', 'output', 'Your coordinate is: ', false)"> Generate Coordinate </button> <p id="output">Your coordinate will be here</p>the function "showCoordinate" takes five parameters.
You will always be able to see a history of attempts in the logs on the geocheck.org site, but since the coordinates are hashed, you will only be able to recognize the correct attempts. If anyone misspells your answer they will get a completely different coordinate, and you will have no idea why they tried that coordinate...
http://lillfiluren.se/gc/CoordMaker/?geochecker=249971030fb-5db4-45f2-a4ec-2e2312ca63d9This will add a geochecker image to your coordmaker page with a link to your geochecker. When the link is clicked, the input field in the geochecker page will be automatically filled in with the coordinate from CoordMaker. You can also get the geochecker page loaded inside the CoordMaker page:
If you want an image to display on the cache-page, you can use the following URL:
http://lillfiluren.se/gc/CoordMaker/image.php?gid=249971030fb-5db4-45f2-a4ec-2e2312ca63d9It will give you an image that looks like this:
If you want to see the clear text history of attempts on your puzzle you have to activate CoordMaker logging. First of all, you must register a key, and a password for this key. This can be done at http://lillfiluren.se/gc/CoordMaker/createaccount.php. Here you can give a key (the GC code of your cache is a good suggestion), and a password. The password is VERY important. dont loose it!!! We don't store your password, only a oneway encrypted version of the password. We suggest you use a strong password, since anyone who is be able to guess your password will see all the attempts that have been made on your cache.
<button type="button" onclick="showCoordinate('text_input', 'output', 'Your coordinate is: ', false, 'GC12345')">CoordMaker will also register the values for the URL-parameters "gccode" and "tag" that you can use as you see fit. One way is to have the same "key" for all your CoordMaker purposes (that way you only need one password), and then use the GC-code and some easy to remember identifier for each cache,.
When your visitors convert a word/phrase to a coordinate, the script will also send the word and the resulting coordinate to a server side script that will store it in the database. The answers are not stored in clear text, they are encrypted using a public/private key encrption (RSA), and the only way to decrypt them again is using your password (that we don't store).
To look at your logs, you can go to http://lillfiluren.se/gc/CoordMaker/log.php and provide your key and password. if your password is correct, the attempts that have been logged for your key will be decrypted and displayed to you along with the date that the attempt was made, and an anonymous version of the IP address that the attempt was made from.