User's guide

Getting Started

Thank you for using Geocaching4Locus. Probably you have a lot of questions about this Locus Map add-on. These 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 the Locus Map Helpdesk or directly via e-mail.

App limitations

This add-on is fully working with a premium membership only.

Basic members are able to download traditional, event and CITO geocaches. The Geocaching4Locus add-on do not want to restrict basic members with this limitation. That mean, the listing, hint, images, logs and trackables can't be downloaded.

Premium members does not have this limitation and full geocache details are stored off-line.

Membership type comparison table
Features \ Membership type basic membership premium membership
Full geocache details Not available 16.000 per day
Basic geocache details 10.000 per day1 10.000 per day
Live map geocaches 10.000 per day1 10.000 per day
Live map geocaches with hint Not available 16.000 per day
List of logs Not available Yes
Geocache attributes Not available Available
Attached images Not available Available
Geocache type filter Not available Available
Container type filter Not available Available
Terrain rating filter Not available Available
Difficulty rating filter Not available Available

Table notes:

  1. Only basic geocache details are available.

All above limitations are from / Groundspeak side. If you want to use all benefits from premium membership, see Premium Membership feature on website.

Tip: If you decide to purchase premium membership, try to find the local resellers in your country. In most cases they are cheaper than direct buying at website. Also Groundspeak are offering 50% discount in spring for members who have basic membership. This also works for members, who had premium membership before. Just make sure you have a basic membership in this time, otherwise you will not able to use this discount. We announce this offer every year via our Facebook, so don't forget to subscribe us.

Warning: With a purchase of Locus Map Pro you do not receive premium membership, but the Pro version give you more features for geocaching. See this comparison table.

Warning: If you are signed in as a user with basic membership account and you now became a premium, the add-on does not recognize this change. So please perform Sign out and Sign in again in the add-on preferences to fix this problem.

Geocaching4Locus dashboard

Geocaching4Locus dashboard can be started several ways. Either from the App list or directly from Locus Map application. The Import GC, Nearest, Import bookmarks 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:

  • Nearest – Open a dialog for searching nearest geocaches around the coordinates.
  • Import GC – Show a dialog for entering geocache GCxxxxx code to import geocache into Locus Map.
  • Import bookmarks – Show a window for for importing from bookmarked caches (for premium members only).
  • Live map – Activates or deactivates support for direct displaying of geocaches on the map without importing them.
  • Import Live map GC – Imports currently visible Live map geocaches to Locus Map.
  • Preferences – Open an add-on “preferences”.
  • User's guide – Show this user's guide.