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Offline JohnCNA

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Exporting from Locus Pro to Garmin
« on: March 05, 2017, 15:03:06 »
I've been working with Locus Pro since purchasing it the other day. We also use a Garmin when we geocache together.  One of the things I used to do with another geocaching app was to use the app to capture a group of caches and then export that group as a GPX file and then copy it to the Garmin.  It would work like this:
1. On my phone, pan the map to an area of interest and let the Live API fill in the map with geocaches there.
2. Grab and export all the visible caches on the map as a GPX file.
3. Copy the GPX to the Garmin.
I don't see a way to do this with Locus Pro.  Is this possible?

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Re: Exporting from Locus Pro to Garmin
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2017, 17:03:00 »
If you are a PM, you can use "geocaching4Locus"
- after installation of GC4L login to geocaching com
- set filter inside GC4L e.g. Tradi and Multi
- pan map to area you are intrested for geocaches
- select "caches arround"
- set count of caches you want to download
- download caches and store them in a separat folder
- open this folder and export all geocaches as .gpx
Locus PRO 3.24.2
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Re: Exporting from Locus Pro to Garmin
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2017, 01:44:01 »
Thanks!  There are all sort of hidden gems in this app!  Just takes a while for a Locus newbie to find them.  :D

Unfortunately, BaseCamp won't open the Locus export. However, the Garmin 64st opens it just fine.
And my wife's iPhone using Cachly opens it just fine.  This will work!
This lets me do the equivalent of a Pocket Query with my phone while in the field, and then send the GPX to the Garmin and my wife's iPhone app and we're ready to go - no computer needed.  It's come in handy several times when we were in the boonies and we saw an interesting area to explore/geocache.