How do you use GoldTracker?

To use GoldTracker once you have logged in there are Six basic steps involved in searching.

  1. Select the search method you wish to use.
  2. Browse the map and zoom in to the required level.
  3. Select the Mark Search Point button to activate the Crosshairs Cursor
  4. Click on the Map at the area you want to search.
  5. Click on the Perform Search to perform the search
  6. Repeat above steps to search another area or use the Advanced Search Button.
  7. Record the position Data and score for entering into your GPS, GeoMap or Tengraph program.

Browsing the Map.

There are four methods you can use to browse and move the map.

  1. Browse by region.
    • Select the magnifying glass to enter a major town name, eg Kalgoorlie, Cue etc, then zoom in and browse the map until you are at the area of interest, mark your desired point then conduct the search.
  2. Browse by moving the map.
    • Browse simply by holding the mouse button down and dragging the map to the desired area, zoom in to the area you are interested, mark your desired point then conduct the search.
  3. Browse and Zoom.
    • Use the plus + and minus – symbols to zoom in and out
    • Move the Map by clicking (click and hold mouse down) on it and dragging it to the desired location.
  4. Zoom using the Mouse.
    • Zoom in or out by rolling the wheel on the top of your mouse
    • Zoom in by double clicking your Left Mouse button

Types of Search

There are currently four possible search methods you can use, and more being developed.

  1. Search using existing GPS co-ordinates (UTM Easting’s and Northings).
    • Simply enter your own co-ordinates into the pop up window and select search, the program will pan and zoom the map so the position is in the centre of the map and zoomed in to about a 10km scale. You then zoom or browse further then select the area of interest and conduct a search.
    • This search uses a standard search credit.
  2. Standard  Search.
    • Mark a point on the map by browsing to the desired area, then clicking Mark Search Point button on the LHS Menu then move the cursor over the map at the required area of interest , then click to drop the Marker pin.
    • After marking a point on the map a black marker pin should be dropped on the map
    • Clicking on the Perform Search button will search the database for a reference point near the pin with a score, normally above the horizontal line of the marker.
    • After the search has returned a score you can search again by repeating the process select Mark Search Point then click on the map and to mark the point then Perform Search to continue searching
    • This search uses a Standard Search credit.
  3. Advanced Search – Next Highest.
    • This search can ONLY be generated after a standard search has been conducted.
    • The Advanced Search – Next Highest will search around the initial returned score for the next highest score nearby.
    • You can continue to repeat the Advanced Search – Next Highest as long as you have Advanced Search Credits or until the highest score nearby is reached.
    • This search uses an Advanced Search credit
  4. Advanced Search -Highest Score.
    • This option will allow you to conduct a search of the database for the highest score in the nearby area from an initial standard search.
    • This search can ONLY be generated after a standard search has been conducted.
    • This search uses an Advanced Search credit

How to check your Available Searches.

Your available credits are displayed on “Information Bar” which is located towards the Top of the Map.