Manual - Getting Started


Thank you for using Geocaching4Locus. Probably you have a lot of questions about this Locus add-on. On this pages you can found lot of answers but if you didn't find what you search, you can ask also on discussion forum or contact me directly via e-mail.

Restrictions

At first, it would be good to note restrictions for Geocaching.com Basic Membership. Premium users have only a restriction of downloading 6000 full details of the Geocache per 24 hours period. These restrictions are from Geocaching.com si­de.

  • downloading / importing 3 full details of Geocache per 24 hours period
  • Geocache filter permanently set to Traditional Geocaches
  • Container size, difficulty and terrain filter is not available

Note: Always, when you will want to download full details, you will be asked if you really want to do it including information about time, when the quota will be reset.

If you want to use all benefits from Premium Membership, see this page where you can find all information about that.

Note: When you switch from Basic membership 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.

Starting add-on

You can run Geocaching4Locus in several ways. Either from the App list or directly from Locus. The dialog for searching nearest Geocaches doesn't appear directly since version 1.5, but instead of this is shown a small dashboard with all features, that add-on offers:

Buttons from a left side:

  • Live map – Activates or deactivates support for direct displaying of geocaches on the map without importing them to Locus. More in section Live map.
  • Import GC – Show a dialog to enter geocache GC code which will be imported to Locus, see section Importing caches.
  • Nearest – Open a dialog for searching nearest geocaches around the coordinates, see more in Nearest caches.
  • Preferences – Open an add-on preferences.
  • Manual – After touching will show this manual :)