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Import Geocache and sort by Favourites
« on: April 14, 2017, 09:18:43 »
Hi All,

I am going on a trip and I wanted to import geocaches into Locus and then sort them by numbers of favourites.

There seems to be any option to do this but it doesn't work properly. Geocaches are still in alphabetical order.

I can sort the caches by favourite in a pocket query on the geocaching website but this order is lost when I import.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Import Geocache and sort by Favourites
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2017, 09:44:18 »
Hi robcarg
import your geocaches, open folder/click in bottom panel middle button(3lines)/geocaching/Sort by Favorite
have fun :)
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Re: Import Geocache and sort by Favourites
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2017, 18:06:37 »
Hi Balloni,
Thanks but I already tried this and it didn't work. Attached is a screenshot of what happens when I follow your instruction... caches are just listed in reverse- alphabetical order.
Any other ideas?


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Re: Import Geocache and sort by Favourites
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2017, 19:10:02 »
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Any other ideas?
none of the caches in your screenshot show any favorite point!
so "show all" (blue eye) next run "update caches"
now favorite points should be visible
if so, follow steps from my first answer


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Re: Import Geocache and sort by Favourites
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2017, 19:22:26 »
Thank you Balloni55, that is the perfect answer!

I looked into this a bit more earlier and have discovered the following

What I wanted to do was to create a Pocket Query that is centred in Oslo and to then export those results into Locus. I did this by exporting a GPX file and then imported the file into Locus. Then I tried to sort the data by favourite but it did not work. I think the reason is that the exported GPX does not contain favourite data.

I have previously imported a Bookmark List into Locus by using Geocaching4Locus app. This appears to bring in the favourite data. However, you cannot build a Bookmark List that will search like a Pocket Query.

In summary, the way to do it is:
1. Create Pocket query to search exactly the way you want
2. Export the GPX
3. Import the GPX into Locus, put in suitable folder
4. Look at the Points in the folder, click on Spanner symbol, then ^ symbol and Update caches
5. Click on middle button on bottom row and select Geocaching and Sort by Favourite

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Re: Import Geocache and sort by Favourites
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2017, 19:28:11 »
you are right,
some service is only done by GC4L
i also recomment to run the "offlinizer" so you have all pictures/spoilers for offline use on your device :D
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Re: Import Geocache and sort by Favourites
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2017, 19:31:12 »
BTW
if you run "caches arround" inside GC4L with disabeled GPS and centered map to your favorite place it should load favorite points direct, just an idea - i havn´t tried it ;)
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Re: Import Geocache and sort by Favourites
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2017, 19:43:06 »
what i just noticed.
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1. Create Pocket query to search exactly the way you want
2. Export the GPX
3. Import the GPX into Locus, put in suitable folder
you can import your PQ direct into locus > menue/more/Geocaching tools/load PQ´s
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Re: Import Geocache and sort by Favourites
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2017, 21:04:03 »
Thanks, will try these alternatives.

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Re: Import Geocache and sort by Favourites
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2017, 13:06:48 »
Importing the PQs direct from Locus works... thanks again Balloni55, I did not know about that option.

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