Manual - Getting Started


Thank you for using Geocaching4Locus. Probably you have a lot of questions about this Locus Map add-on. This websites were created for you and we 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 directly to e-mail.

Limitations of Geocaching.com members

At first, I would like to note some limitations for basic membership on Geocaching.com side. Prior to add-on version 2.0, there was big limitation of 3 full detail geocaches per day for basic membership. Fortunately, this limitation could be possible to change using a new features in Geocaching Live API, which add-on use to retrieve data from Geocaching.com website. Current situation is summarized in a bellow table.

Membership type comparison table

Features \ Membership type basic membership premium membership
Full Geocache detail downloads1 10.000 per day
(shared)
6.000 per day
Basic Geocache detail downloads 10.000 per day
List of logs After update only2 Yes
Geocache attributes Not available3 Available
Attached images Not available3 Available
Geocache 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 add-on for basic membership is using a new special summary request, which is able to return near full Geocache details except logs, attributes and attached images.
  2. List of logged visits are included only in a full detail Geocache download. Fortunately, there is special request to retrieve list of logs separately. It can be retrieved with updating single Geocache or with downloading via Retrieve logs.
  3. Retrieving Geocache attributes and attached images require full Geocache detail download, which is still limited for 3 Geocaches per day. Thus it is not used for basic membership (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 website.

With the purchase of Locus Map Pro you do not receive premium membership.

When you switch from basic to premium membership, the add-on does not recognize your 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 for this dashboard is possible to add into Locus Map 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.