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manual:user_guide:geocaching:import [2015/02/20 15:00]
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-====== Import of Geocaches ======+{{ :manual:user_guide:ic_gc_download_pq_alt.png?nolink|}}====== Import of Geocaches ======
  
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 Before the geocache hunting starts it is necessary to get the geocaches into Locus Map. There are several ways how to do it and some of them are not available to basic members: Before the geocache hunting starts it is necessary to get the geocaches into Locus Map. There are several ways how to do it and some of them are not available to basic members:
-===== Geocaching4Locus Add-on =====+ 
 +{{:manual:user_guide:ic_launcher_addon_gc4locus.png?nolink&64 |}}===== Geocaching4Locus Add-on ===== 
 +==== About ==== 
 + 
 +  * <wrap box >made by [[https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Arcao|Arcao]] 
 +</wrap> 
 The first and most common option that implements **geocache downloading functions** into Locus Map. The first and most common option that implements **geocache downloading functions** into Locus Map.
 +==== Initial Settings ====
 +
   * **Download and install** it from [[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.arcao.geocaching4locus|Google Play Store]]   * **Download and install** it from [[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.arcao.geocaching4locus|Google Play Store]]
-  * **Start Geocaching4Locus** - Menu > More > Geocaching4Locus (if you see “Complete action using…” prompt select Geocaching4Locus and tap Always)+  * **Start Geocaching4Locus** - Menu > More functions > Geocaching4Locus (if you see “Complete action using…” prompt select Geocaching4Locus and tap Always)
   * Geocaching4Locus menu appears, select **Preferences > Sign in**   * Geocaching4Locus menu appears, select **Preferences > Sign in**
   * **Enter your Geocaching.com username and password and confirm**   * **Enter your Geocaching.com username and password and confirm**
   * Authorize Geocaching4Locus by tapping **Allow access**   * Authorize Geocaching4Locus by tapping **Allow access**
-  * Make sure that **Enable periodic updates is checked** and tap OK+  * Make sure that **Locus settings > Miscellaneous > Connect with add-ons** is checked and tap OK
  
 ==== Searching and Importing Features ==== ==== Searching and Importing Features ====
 === Find nearest caches === === Find nearest caches ===
  
-  * //Menu > More > Nearest caches// - tap //GPS// to load your location - **searches for geocaches around your position** +  * //Menu > More functions > Nearest caches// - tap //GPS// to load your location - **searches for geocaches around your position** {{ :manual:user_guide:g4l.png?nolink |}} 
-  * Select //any point of interest > detail screen > bottom panel > .... add-on button > nearest caches// - searches for **geocaches around the POI**. +  * Select //any point of interest > detail screen > bottom panel > {{:manual:user_guide:ic_addons_alt.png?nolink&30|}} add-on button > nearest caches// - searches for **geocaches around the POI**. 
-  * Long-tap //any place on map > tap the address label > detail screen > bottom panel > .... add-on button > nearest caches// - searches for **geocaches around the the selected position on the map**.+  * Long-tap //any place on map > tap the address label > detail screen > bottom panel > {{:manual:user_guide:ic_addons_alt.png?nolink&30|}} add-on button > nearest caches// - searches for **geocaches around the the selected position on the map**.<wrap important> The [[manual:user_guide:maps_settings:screen|on-screen address search]] must be enabled</wrap>
     * set //number of geocaches to download// and //filter of caches// (optional)     * set //number of geocaches to download// and //filter of caches// (optional)
     * Tap //Download to Locus//     * Tap //Download to Locus//
     * //Select a folder// for your caches, check //Show on the map after import// and tap //Import//     * //Select a folder// for your caches, check //Show on the map after import// and tap //Import//
 +      * you may need to //empty the import folder// before downloading caches to save place in your device memory so check the option. Locus Map Pro users may also let Locus //fill altitudes// of the imported caches.
     * Geocaches appear on the map.     * Geocaches appear on the map.
 <wrap important>Basic members are limited to only 3 traditional caches in 24 hours</wrap> <wrap important>Basic members are limited to only 3 traditional caches in 24 hours</wrap>
 === Live map === === Live map ===
  
-Geocache icons appear directly above the map. For geocache details it is necessary to tap the icon and import individually. This feature requires to have **periodic updates enabled**, see more in [[manual:user_guide:settings:misc|Settings  > Miscellaneous]]<html><br></html> <wrap important>Basic members see traditional caches only.</wrap>+{{ :manual:user_guide:g4l2.png?nolink |}} 
 + 
 +Geocache icons appear on-line directly above the map. For geocache details it is necessary to tap the icon and import individually. This feature requires to have **Connect with add-ons** checked, see more in [[manual:user_guide:settings:misc|Settings > Miscellaneous]]\\ \\ <wrap important>Basic members see traditional caches only.</wrap>
 === GC code import === === GC code import ===
  
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 <wrap info>For more information check [[http://geocaching4locus.eu/manual/|manual of Geocaching4Locus]].</wrap> <wrap info>For more information check [[http://geocaching4locus.eu/manual/|manual of Geocaching4Locus]].</wrap>
 +
 +{{:manual:user_guide:ic_gc_download_pq_alt.png?nolink |}}
 ===== Pocket Query ===== ===== Pocket Query =====
 <wrap important>This feature is available only to Geocaching.com Premium Members</wrap> <wrap important>This feature is available only to Geocaching.com Premium Members</wrap>
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   * Pocket Query can contain <1000 geocaches only.   * Pocket Query can contain <1000 geocaches only.
   * Locus Map can also handle .zip files - to reduce the query file size check this feature.   * Locus Map can also handle .zip files - to reduce the query file size check this feature.
 +  * This option is available only to Locus Map Pro users.
 </WRAP> </WRAP>
  
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   * from URL at Geocaching.com site or the file can be sent via email directly to the android device   * from URL at Geocaching.com site or the file can be sent via email directly to the android device
   * directly in Locus Map by Geocaching Live:   * directly in Locus Map by Geocaching Live:
-    * //Menu > Geocaching Tools > Load Pocket Queries//+    * //Menu > More functions > [[manual:user_guide:geocaching:tools|Geocaching Tools]] {{:manual:user_guide:ic_gc_download_pq_alt.png?nolink&30|}}Load Pocket Queries//
 Geocaching.com provides a video tutorial about making Pocket Queries: Geocaching.com provides a video tutorial about making Pocket Queries:
 <WRAP leftalign> <WRAP leftalign>
 <html><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/JdUToGF1Kkc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></html> <html><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/JdUToGF1Kkc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></html>
 </WRAP> </WRAP>
 +
 +{{:manual:user_guide:ic_launcher_addon_gsak_database.png?nolink |}}
 ===== GSAK Database Add-on ===== ===== GSAK Database Add-on =====
 ==== About ==== ==== About ====
 +  * <wrap box>made by [[https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Radim+Vaculik|Radim Vaculík]]</wrap>
 GSAK is a **geocache manager** where you can manage your final waypoints, add notes or waypoints to geocache or import/export geocaches from/to GSAK. [[http://www.gsak.net/|More about GSAK >>]] GSAK is a **geocache manager** where you can manage your final waypoints, add notes or waypoints to geocache or import/export geocaches from/to GSAK. [[http://www.gsak.net/|More about GSAK >>]]
  
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   * or **long-tap on map**, select last icon in bottom menu – Settings and select **Load GSAK geocaches**.   * or **long-tap on map**, select last icon in bottom menu – Settings and select **Load GSAK geocaches**.
   * Done!   * Done!
 +
 +<WRAP center round alert>
 +Locus GSAK add-on development has been discontinued so the app may cause issues on newer versions of Android or Locus.
 +</WRAP>
 +
 +{{:manual:user_guide:ic_launcher_addon_geoget_database.png?nolink&64 |}}
 ===== GeoGet Database Add-on ===== ===== GeoGet Database Add-on =====
 ==== About ==== ==== About ====
 +  * <wrap box>made by [[https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Radim+Vaculik|Radim Vaculík]]</wrap>
 GeoGet is a **geocache manager** where you can manage your final waypoints, add notes or waypoints to geocache or import/export geocaches from/to GeoGet. [[http://geoget.ararat.cz/doku.php/|More about GeoGet >>]] GeoGet is a **geocache manager** where you can manage your final waypoints, add notes or waypoints to geocache or import/export geocaches from/to GeoGet. [[http://geoget.ararat.cz/doku.php/|More about GeoGet >>]]
  
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   * or **long-tap on map**, select last icon in bottom menu – Settings and select **Load GeoGet geocaches**.   * or **long-tap on map**, select last icon in bottom menu – Settings and select **Load GeoGet geocaches**.
   * Done!   * Done!
 +<WRAP center round tip>
 +An overview table of geocache import options and its properties (courtesy of Balloni55):
 +{{ :manual:user_guide:geocaching:gc_import_big.png?:manual:user_guide:geocaching:gc_import_big_.png |}}
 +</WRAP>
 +
 +{{:manual:user_guide:cgeo.png?nolink&64 |}}
 ===== C:GEO ===== ===== C:GEO =====
 ==== About ==== ==== About ====
 +  * <wrap box>made by [[https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=c:geo+team|c:geo team]]</wrap>
 C:GEO is an open source, full-featured, unofficial client for Geocaching.com and other geocaching platforms like Opencaching. Its most important feature is ability to download any number of geocaches of all sorts and export them to Locus Map. C:GEO is an open source, full-featured, unofficial client for Geocaching.com and other geocaching platforms like Opencaching. Its most important feature is ability to download any number of geocaches of all sorts and export them to Locus Map.
 ==== Setup Instructions ==== ==== Setup Instructions ====
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   * C:GEO-exported geocaches display above the map   * C:GEO-exported geocaches display above the map
  
-Find more about C:GEO at their [[http://www.cgeo.org/|website >>]]+Find more about C:GEO on their [[http://www.cgeo.org/|website >>]]
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