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Geocaching v Locusu


  • Locus Map pracuje s kešemi podobně jako s body - každá keš má svůj název, souřadnice, popis plus další specifické parametry jako GC kód, obtížnost, terén, velikost atd.

  • Geocaches must be imported to Locus Map first. The import is processed by Locus add-ons or cooperating applications. Afterwards geocaches are displayed above the map as specific icons (when the option is checked during the import), stored into folders and groups as other points and can be managed in the Points tab of the Data manager. See more in Import of Geocaches >>

  • Geocaches details can be then opened by tapping their labels either in the map or in their folders

  • Locus Map provides a wide range of tools and functions for geocachers and makes hunting for geocaches easier and more fun.

Geocache Map Labels

After tapping a geocache on the map a label appears. The label is similar to that of a common point but there is quite a lot of additional information:

  • D- 5-star scale of difficulty to find the geocache
  • T - 5-star scale of terrain difficulty
  • W - number of waypoints
  • TR - number of trackables dropped here
  • S - 5-grade scale of the geocache box size
  • last 5 logs status - in case you downloaded logs
  • distance to the cache
  • “more options” menu contains Hint button

Geocache Folder Screen

Looks and offers the same controls as an ordinary point folder screen plus some extra features:

  • Update caches - updates downloaded caches listings, logs etc. The button is present only if the Geocaching4Locus addon is installed.
  • GC Offlinizer - downloads geocaches' associated images, spoilers etc. for later offline use. This option is available only to Locus Map Pro users. How to use GC Offlinizer >>
  • Load GCVote - downloads geocache rating

Geocache Detail Screen

As was said before, Locus Map handles geocaches as points. Nevertheless, the detail screen of a geocache contains a lot more information and options:

The topbar displays the geocache name and geocaching main menu button:

  • Hint - displays decrypted geocache hint if there is any
  • Log visit
    • Online - this option is available only to Locus Map Pro users - logs your geocache visit either online directly to or uploads a field note under “Your profile - Access Your Field Notes”. If it has not been done before may require authorizing your account.
    • Offline - stores geocache log for later online logging
  • Log trackable - this option is available only to Locus Map Pro users - logs a trackable item after inserting the tracking code
  • Notes - opens an empty socket to enter offline notes. Useful for paperless geocaching - writing down questions of a stage, calculations, formulas, hints etc.
  • Add new waypoint - adds a new waypoint or a final coordinates of a multicache. Enables also computing of waypoints coordinates based on distance and azimuth.
  • GC Offlinizer - downloads images associated with the geocache, more info here >>
  • Add to calendar - in case the cache is a geocaching event this option sends it to your calendar. This option is available only to Locus Map Pro users.
  • Computed - marks the geocache as computed in case it contains any computing to do - useful for filtration
  • Web page - shows the geocache detail on the website

Basic info tab

  • (1) Map preview - tapping it switches into the map screen with the geocache in the middle.
  • (2) - The map preview can be switched off by tapping an arrow in the bottom right corner.
  • (3) Folder icon and name - geocache storage information. gets you back to the geocache folder.
  • (4) Coordinates and a new-coords selector switch - for quick change of the geocache coordinates in case of e.g. mystery cache calculation
  • Geocache
    • cache code - unique code linked to corresponding geocache website
    • difficulty - 5-star scale of difficulty to find the geocache
    • terrain - 5-star scale of terrain difficulty
    • size - 5-grade scale of the geocache box size
    • favorites - number of geocachers who marked the cache as their favorite
    • quality GC Vote - geocachers' evaluation. refreshes the status - this option is available only to Locus Map Pro users
    • hidden - date of hiding the geocache
    • updated - date of the geocache website last update
    • a cache by - owner of the geocache
    • description - geocache description. May be short or longer than listing, it depends on its owner.
  • Details - information about geocache altitude, azimuth from current position, GPS accuracy, date of geocache import etc.

Listing tab

Contains all information included in the Listing part of the geocache website - facts, formulas, images, links, etc.

Images tab

A special tab for displaying geocache images and their descriptions. Images associated with the geocache are listed here after using GC Offlinizer.

Waypoints tab

Contains a list of geocache waypoints if there are any. Usually basic caches have no waypoints, multicaches or mystery caches often need to add some.

Logs tab

Contains the geocache logs scroll.

Attachment tab

Storage space for geocache attachments - files, images, videos, audio recordings etc.

Bottom action panel

  • map switch - centers the map at the geocache
  • navigation button:
    • navigate to - opens the navigation dialog to calculate route to the geocache. See more in Navigation >>
    • compass - opens the compass screen and starts guiding to the geocache showing its azimuth and distance
    • guide on - starts guiding to the geocache. See more in Guidance >>
  • add-ons, 3rd party apps - opens a menu of Geocaching4Locus and other installed add-ons and cooperating 3rd party apps that can process the geocache - navigate to it, display it on a map etc.:
    • update cache - reloads the cache data
    • download logs - downloads geocache logs only
    • closest geocaches - opens Geocaching4Locus dialog to define the range and number of displayed geocaches
  • geocache management button - offers editing, copying, moving, hiding, exporting, sharing, deleting and adding the geocache to NFC tag (see more in NFC manager)
cz/manual/user_guide/geocaching/gc_in_locus.1434448117.txt.gz · Last modified: 2015/06/16 11:48 by mstupka