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 +{{ :manual:user_guide:ic_launcher_addon_gc4locus.png?64|}}====== Geocaching in Locus Map ======
  
 +----
 +===== About =====
 +
 +  * **Locus Map** handles geocaches as a category of **points** - each has its name, coordinates, description plus further specific parameters like cache code, difficulty, terrain, size etc.\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:geocaching:geocaching.png?nolink |}}\\ 
 +  * Geocaches must be **imported** to Locus Map first. The import is processed by [[manual:user_guide:add-ons|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 **[[manual:user_guide:geocaching:import|Import of Geocaches >>]]**\\ \\ 
 +  * **Geocaches details** can be then opened by tapping their labels either on the map or in their folders\\ \\ 
 +  * Locus Map provides a wide range of **[[manual:user_guide:geocaching:tools|tools and functions]]** for geocachers and makes hunting for geocaches easier and more fun.
 +===== Geocache Map Label =====
 +After tapping a geocache on the map a label appears. 
 +{{ :manual:user_guide:geocaching:geocaching2.png?nolink |}}
 +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 (displayed only to Premium members, others see TR 0)
 +  * **S** - 5-grade scale of the geocache box size
 +  * {{:manual:user_guide:ic_symbol_distance_alt.png?nolink&30|}} distance to the cache from your actual GPS position (or from the cursor your position is not centered)
 +  * last 5 logs status - in case you downloaded logs
 +
 +{{:manual:user_guide:ic_arrow_simple_right_alt.png?nolink&30|}} **more options** menu contains:
 +  * {{:manual:user_guide:ic_hint_alt.png?nolink&30|}}**Hint** button, opening a box with tools menu:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:geocaching:geocaching7.png?nolink |}}\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:geocaching:geocaching8.png?nolink |}}\\ You can encrypt/decrypt the hint, copy it to clipboard or let it translate by any installed translating app/service
 +  * {{:manual:user_guide:ic_gc_waypoints_alt.png?nolink&30|}}**Load all waypoints** - appears only when the cache contains waypoints - it displays them all on map
 +  * {{:manual:user_guide:ic_field_notes_alt.png?nolink&30|}}**Log** button, opening a Log side panel menu:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:geocaching:geocaching9.png?nolink |}}\\ **Log your visit** - you can log your visit online to www.geocaching.com. **Upload field note** - uploads a previously created offline log to www.geocaching.com. **Store offline** - starts the **[[manual:user_guide:geocaching:tools#geocaching_tools1|Logs manager]]** to create an offline log for future uploading
 +  * the rest is common for all kinds of points - [[manual:user_guide:functions:navigation|Navigate to]], [[manual:user_guide:functions:guidance|Guide on]], [[manual:user_guide:tools:gps|Compass]] and Hide (removes the point from map)
 +===== Geocache Folder Screen =====
 +Looks and offers the same controls as an ordinary [[manual:user_guide:points:management#points_folder|point folder screen]] except a few more options:
 +==== Sorting menu ====
 +Contains a rich choice of geocache parameters to sort by:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:geocaching:geocaching10.png?nolink |}}\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:geocaching:geocaching11.png?nolink |}}\\ 
 +==== Filtering menu ====
 +
 +**Basic GC filtering** - you can filter geocaches by name, GC code, icon (type) and distance:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:geocaching:geocaching12.png?nolink |}}\\ Special filtering offers setting of difficulty, terrain and a lot other parameters:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:geocaching:geocaching13.png?nolink |}}\\ You can set displaying of the filtered results on map:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:geocaching:geocaching14.png?nolink |}}
 +==== Tools menu ====
 +{{ :manual:user_guide:geocaching:geocaching5.png?nolink |}}
 +Besides common functions like //Copy/Move/Export/Delete// or //Fill elevation// contains several GC-specific features:
 +  * {{:manual:user_guide:ic_update_alt.png?nolink&30|}}**Update caches** - updates downloaded caches listings, logs etc. The button is present only if the [[manual:user_guide:geocaching:import#geocaching4locus_add-on|Geocaching4Locus addon]] is installed.
 +  * {{:manual:user_guide:ic_gc_offlinizer_alt.png?nolink&30|}}**GC Offlinizer** - downloads geocaches' associated images, spoilers etc. for later offline use. [[manual:user_guide:geocaching:tools#geocaching_offlinizer|How to use GC Offlinizer >>]]
 +  * {{:manual:user_guide:ic_gc_vote_alt.png?nolink&30|}}**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 {{:manual:user_guide:ic_geocaching_alt.png?nolink&30|}}**geocaching main menu** button:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:geocaching:geocaching23.png?nolink |}} 
 +==== Main Menu ====
 +{{ :manual:user_guide:geocaching:geocaching24.png?nolink |}}
 +  * {{:manual:user_guide:ic_hint_alt.png?nolink&30|}}**Hint** - displays encrypted geocache hint if there is any and a tools menu that can encrypt/decrypt the hint, save it to clipboard or translate:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:geocaching:geocaching25.png?nolink |}}
 +  * {{:manual:user_guide:ic_field_notes_alt.png?nolink&30|}}**Log visit**:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:geocaching:geocaching9.png?nolink |}} 
 +    * //ONLINE//
 +      * Log your visit - logs your geocache visit online directly to www.geocaching.com
 +      * Upload field note - uploads a field note under "Your profile - Access Your Field Notes". If it has not been done before www.geocaching.com may require authorizing your account.
 +    * //OFFLINE//
 +      * Store offline - stores geocache log for later online logging - offline logs are managed in [[manual:user_guide:geocaching:tools#geocaching_tools1|Field notes manager]]
 +  * {{:manual:user_guide:ic_gc_item_trackable_alt.png?nolink&30|}}**Log trackable** - logs a trackable item after inserting the tracking code:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:geocaching:geocaching26.png?nolink |}}
 +  * {{:manual:user_guide:ic_edit_alt.png?nolink&30|}}**Notes** - opens an empty socket to enter offline notes. Useful for paperless geocaching - writing down questions of a stage, calculations, formulas, hints etc.:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:geocaching:geocaching27.png?nolink |}}
 +  * {{:manual:user_guide:ic_point_add_alt.png?nolink&30|}}**Add new waypoint** - adds a new waypoint or final coordinates of a multicache. Enables also computing of waypoints coordinates based on distance and azimuth:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:geocaching:geocaching29.png?nolink |}}\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:geocaching:geocaching28.png?nolink |}}
 +  * {{:manual:user_guide:ic_gc_offlinizer_alt.png?nolink&30|}}**GC Offlinizer** - downloads images associated with the geocache, [[manual:user_guide:geocaching:tools#geocaching_offlinizer|more info here >>]]\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:geocaching:geocaching30.png?nolink |}}
 +  * {{:manual:user_guide:ic_calendar_alt.png?nolink&30|}}**Add to calendar** - in case the cache is a geocaching event this option sends it to your calendar.
 +  * {{:manual:user_guide:abc_btn_check_to_on_mtrl_000.png?nolink&30|}}**Computed** - marks the geocache as computed in case it contains any computing to do - {{:manual:user_guide:gc_computed.png?nolink&30|}} - useful for filtration
 +  * {{:manual:user_guide:ic_www_alt.png?nolink&30|}}**Web page** - shows the geocache detail on www.geocaching.com
 +  * {{:manual:user_guide:ic_settings_geocaching_alt.png?nolink&30|}}**Settings** - opens [[manual:user_guide:geocaching:settings|geocaching settings screen >>]]
 +==== Basic info tab ====
 +  * **(1) Map preview** -  tapping it switches into the map screen with the geocache in the middle.\\ \\ {{ :manual:user_guide:geocaching:geocaching3.png?nolink |}}\\ 
 +  * **(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. {{:manual:user_guide:ic_arrow_simple_right_alt.png?nolink&30|}} 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. {{:manual:user_guide:ic_refresh_alt.png?nolink&30|}} refreshes the status\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:geocaching:geocaching15.png?nolink |}}
 +    * //hidden// - date of hiding the geocache
 +    * //updated// - date of the geocache website last update
 +    * //a cache by// - owner of the geocache
 +    * //country// - country where the cache is hidden
 +    * //attributes// - icons fo various cache attributes - availability, special properties etc.
 +    * //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. <wrap info>Premium members see mobile-optimized information, basic members full HTML web page (so far)</wrap>:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:geocaching:geocaching16.png?nolink |}}
 +==== Images tab ====
 +A special tab for displaying geocache related images and their descriptions. Images associated with the geocache are listed here after using **GC Offlinizer**:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:geocaching:geocaching17.png?nolink |}}
 +==== 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:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:geocaching:geocaching18.png?nolink |}}
 +==== Logs tab ====
 +Contains the geocache logs scroll:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:geocaching:geocaching19.png?nolink |}}
 +==== Trackables tab ====
 +Contains a list of trackables present in the cache (when there are none, this tab is inactive):\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:geocaching:geocaching20.png?nolink |}}\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:geocaching:geocaching21.png?nolink |}}\\ The trackable item can be logged directly from here.
 +==== Attachment tab ====
 +Storage space for geocache attachments - files, images, videos, audio recordings etc.:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:geocaching:geocaching22.png?nolink |}} You can add attachments by tapping the + sign in topbar.
 +==== Bottom action panel ====
 +  * {{:manual:user_guide:ic_map_alt.png?nolink&30|}} **map switch** - centers the map at the geocache
 +  * {{:manual:user_guide:ic_directions_alt.png?nolink&30|}} **navigation menu**:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:geocaching:geocaching32.png?nolink |}}
 +    * {{:manual:user_guide:ic_directions_alt.png?nolink&30|}} //navigate to// - opens the navigation dialog to calculate route to the geocache. See more in [[manual:user_guide:functions:navigation|Navigation >>]]
 +    * {{:manual:user_guide:ic_guide_on_alt.png?nolink&30|}} //guide on// - starts guiding to the geocache. See more in [[manual:user_guide:functions:guidance|Guidance >>]]
 +    * {{:manual:user_guide:ic_compass_alt.png?nolink&30|}} //compass// - opens the compass screen and starts guiding to the geocache showing its azimuth and distance
 +    * buttons of **3rd party navigation apps** installed in the device (Google Earth, Street View etc.)
 +  *  {{:manual:user_guide:ic_share_alt.png?nolink&30|}} **share/geocaching add-on menu**:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:geocaching:geocaching31.png?nolink |}}\\ 
 +    * {{:manual:user_guide:ic_share_alt.png?nolink&30|}}**Share** button opening point-specific **[[manual:user_guide:functions:share|share menu]]**:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:geocaching:geocaching33.png?nolink |}}. 
 +    * menu of [[manual:user_guide:geocaching:import#Geocaching4Locus|Geocaching4Locus]] add-on:
 +    * //update cache// - reloads the cache data
 +    * //download logs// - downloads geocache logs
 +    * //nearest caches// - opens Geocaching4Locus dialog to define the range and number of geocaches to download
 +  * {{:manual:user_guide:ic_arrow_simple_up_alt.png?nolink&30|}}**other tools menu** - editing, copying, moving, hiding, exporting and deleting of the geocache