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.

Restrictions

At first, it would be good to note restrictions for Geocaching.com Basic Membership. The premium users have only restriction in downloading 6000 full details of the Geocache per 24 hours period.

Restrictions for Basic Membership users

These restrictions are from Geocaching.com side and this add-on respect them.

  • They can download / import up to 3 full details of Geocache per 24 hours period
  • The Geocache filter is permanently set to Traditional Geocaches
  • The Container size, difficulty and terrain filter is not available

Always, when you try to download full Geocache details, the add-on ask for permission. This permission also include the time, when a quota will be reset.

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 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.