Manual - Getting Started


Thank you for using Geocaching4Locus. Probably you have a lot of questions about this Locus Map add-on. This pages was made for you and I hope you will find the answers here. But if you did not found the answers here or if you had another questions, do not hesitate to ask in a discussion forum or contact me directly via my e-mail.

Gocaching.com memeber type limitation

At first I would like to note some limitation for Basic member type on Geocaching.com side. Prior to app version 2.0 there was big limitation of 3 full detail geocaches per day for Basic members. Fortunately, this limitation in app was changed using a new features in Geocaching Live API, which App use to retrieve data from Geocaching.com si­te.

Member type comparison table

Features \ Member type Basic Premium
Full details download limitation1 10.000 per day
(shared)
6.000 per day
Basic details download limitation 10.000 per day
Geocache logs available After update only2 Yes
Geocache attributes Not available3 Available
Geocache images Not available3 Available
Cache type filter Only traditional Any
Container type filter Not available Available
Terrain rating filter Not available Available
Difficulty rating filter Not available Available

Table notes:

  1. The app use for basic users a new special summary request which can return near full data except logs, attributes and attached images.
  2. Geocache logs are included only in a full detail download. Fortunately, there is special request to retrieve logs separately. This can be performed with a update single cache action or with a download Geocache logs action.
  3. Retrieving Geocache attributes and attached images require full detail download which is still limited for 3 Geocaches per day thus isn't used for basic members (sorry).

All above limitation are from Geocaching.com side.

If you want to use all benefits from Premium Membership, see Premium Membership feature on Geocaching.com si­te.

Buying Locus Map Pro does not gave you Premium Membership feature.

When you switch from Basic membership to Premium membership, the add-on probably does not recognize your account type change. In this case, please perform Sign out and Sign in again in the add-on preferences.

Geocaching4Locus dashboard

Geocaching4Locus dashboard can be started several ways. Either from the App list or directly from Locus Map application. The Import GC, Nearest button and also button to this dashboard is possible to add into Locus Map right side-panel for a quick access.

Buttons in the dashboard from left side:

  • Live map – Activates or deactivates support for direct displaying of geocaches on the map without importing them to Locus.
  • Import GC – Show a dialog for entering Geocache GCxxxxx code to import Geocache into Locus Map.
  • Nearest – Open a dialog for searching nearest Geocaches around the coordinates.
  • Preferences – Open an add-on “preferences”.
  • Manual – Show this manual after touching on the button.