Life as a Geocacher

Caching and Reviewing

This is made up of stories from my caching and my reviewing.  It is a collection of those along with comments and thoughts.  Photos, and maps of some adventures and lists of some of the oldest caches.

Android Geocaching App - Part 4

I was looking for as much information as I could.   There was not a lot that I could find but I can take the time to help you figure out how to load information into your geocaching app.

First you need a gpx file.  This is most easily done with one of two options.  The two options require a premium memberships, and some understanding of pocket queries.

You need to create a pocket query for what you are looking for.  There are a number of options to do that.  If you go to your profile page and select the "pocket queries".  Take the time to create a pocket query for the area that you want. There are a number of options to make a query, I will not go through them all here.  You want your file to be available for download.

The other would be to create one through another program through GSAK.  Then upload that file to GSAK. In that case you can go to your 'my profile' page, and and to your saved gpx files.  Upload the file there.

When you are ready to download the file go to your application and go to the first screen titled "Search" at the top.  Select menu and click on your saved caches button.

You can then go to a screen with Download Pocket Queries, you will get a menu of all the pocket queries that you are able to download.  Select the one that you want to download. It will give you some information on the file, and you can compete the download.  It will just take a while do download, and then transfer the information into the program.  Into a format that can be used. 

You can also take the time to load a file from your computer.  This should allow larger files. I am not sure how yet.. but it is coming.

It took about 15 minute to process a 500 count file.  With the new 1.01 update it took only a minute or two to do the same amount.

Once you have it down you select your saved caches (from the menu) it will open all of those files.  Voila.. you have a lot you can use as your drive around and offline.

Android Geocaching App - Part 1- Initial Impressions

Android Geocaching App - Part 2 - Searches, Trackables, and Settings

Android Geocaching App - Part 3 - Geocache Navigation

Android Geocaching App - Part 4 - Loading Saved Files

Android Geocaching App - Part 5 - Final thoughts

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