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Troubles & Questions / Question on Track Export
« on: August 13, 2018, 17:46:43 »
I thought I found a bug with track exporting because although I got a 'successful' message after my export to Dropbox, the exported file was nowhere to be found.

I had a track folder 'Jericho' with two tracks in it. Call them Track1 and Track2. From the Tracks folder list I selected the 3 dots next to the name Jericho and selected Export. My expectation was that the exported GPX file would be called 'Jericho' and contain the two tracks. Instead, it exported two separate GPX files of 'Track1' and 'Track2'.

So this is by design, not a bug, I guess. If I select a track 'folder' from the list page, I would really like the option to export the multiple tracks in the folder to a single GPX file export. This is how I am used to working with routes and tracks with my Garmin devices. So maybe you could consider this a feature request. 😉

Using v3.32.2

Troubles & Questions / Cache Note Upload Fails
« on: June 11, 2018, 15:43:31 »
When I select the option to upload a personal cache note, I get the error messages below. However, if I check on the web page, my note was actually uploaded. This just started after the last update.

Troubles & Questions / Create shaping points?
« on: April 20, 2018, 03:15:39 »
On a recent road trip, I created a couple routes with Garmin's Basecamp and imported them into Locus as well as our Nuvi. I noticed that the 'silent' route shaping points that I had created were announced while navigating the route with Locus. I did not see an option to change these waypoints to shaping points in Locus. Is this possible?

I've noticed something odd while using Live Map and puzzles/multi's with corrected coordinates.  I don't know if it's a Groundspeak API limitation or a bug in Locus.

  • I had solved a puzzle cache and updated the coordinates on the web site.
  • The solved coordinates were a significant distance away from the original posted coordinates.
  • I was only using Live Map with Locus.  The cache was not stored offline.
  • On the Locus map screen, the cache icon does not show on the map. See screenshot #1. The solved cache icon should be where the center crosshair is.
  • If I zoom out so that the map screen now includes the original posted coordinates and the corrected location, the cache icon now appears in the corrected location.  In screenshot #2, the cache now shows just below the center crosshair.

Is this a Locus bug, or just a limitation of the Groundspeak API?

Troubles & Questions / Can't access Dropbox
« on: October 05, 2017, 04:21:49 »
Using Locus Pro 3.25.5
I've been Locususing with Dropbox for a long time now.  Today, I get an error message,
"Whoops, a problem  v1_retired" when I want to import from Dropbox.

I logged Locus out of Dropbox and logged back in again.  I get the "allow" prompt and get the same error message as before.  I can access Dropbox from another geocaching app, so I know my login and permissions are correct.

What is the problem here?

Troubles & Questions / Odd problem with Field Notes
« on: September 27, 2017, 17:06:14 »
I had an odd problem with Field Notes yesterday.  I always use "Upload Field Note" option when logging geocaches.  Later, I go online and add and embellish my logs and post them. Then I delete the field notes from Locus and update the geocaches in the Points list.  This has always worked well for me.

Yesterday, I inadvertently left the Log Type as "Found" when I posted a DNF log. I have done this once or twice in the past, and just corrected it online before posting.  After deleting the Field Note from Locus and updating the list, everything would show properly.

Yesterday however, the two geocaches I made this mistake with are still showing up on the Locus map with smileys, even though the log type is DNF.  I tried some corrective steps, but they aren't working.  See my steps and results below.

The red circle highlights one of the caches with the problem.  In Locus as well as online, there is a single log with log type DNF.  Yet it shows a smiley on the map.  It shows with a smiley in the List view, too. There are no saved logs or field notes in Locus.

This is the log itself in Locus.  Again, all field notes have been deleted from Locus

Next, I posted a new (second) DNF field note in Locus.  Locus now shows the DNF on the map, as well as in the List view.

I did an Update in the list, everything is still good.  I deleted the Field Note in Locus, and the smiley came back, even if I did an Update in the list view again.  As I mentioned before, I have made this mistake a couple times in the past, and just deleting the Field Note in Locus after correcting the log online and then updating the list would always take care of this.  Now, it does not work.

This appears to be something new with 3.25.5.  I am using the 'Locus - Addon FieldNotes' v1.4.6.2, if that is significant here.

Troubles & Questions / Multi-select only selects first waypoint
« on: September 11, 2017, 01:37:13 »
Using 3.25.5.  Selected several waypoints and tap Delete icon. It only deletes the first one. See the screen shots.

Troubles & Questions / Track recording question
« on: September 04, 2017, 03:22:25 »
In the track setup menu I don't understand the option "Number of track monitoring items".  I have tried changing that option, but I can't see what difference that makes. The Help File didn't answer that question for me, either.  Can someone explain what the difference would be between setting that to a high or low value?

Troubles & Questions / Locus bug: Copy from Live to List
« on: June 28, 2017, 00:09:36 »
I'm using V3.24.3, but this bug existed before this.  I just learned how to replicate it while playing with the update.

I'm viewing an offline list on the map.  Turn on Live, and I see a couple new caches pop up nearby. Select each new cache to open the description and select Copy To (my offline list).  The next time I open Locus (with Live off), the new caches are not showing on the map.  When Locus copies them to the offline list, they are marked with 'do not view'.  The eyeball selector is crossed out.  I think when an item is copied moved or imported, it should default to View ON.

Troubles & Questions / Create / edit geocache user note?
« on: April 16, 2017, 16:24:24 »
Is it possible to create or edit a geocache personal user note? I can't find how to do that if it exists. If not, I wish it were possible. I use that feature often.

Troubles & Questions / Importing from BaseCamp
« on: March 05, 2017, 15:09:22 »
Since we use a Garmin when we geocache together, I also use BaseCamp a lot.  If I export a GPX from BaseCamp and then import it into Locus Pro, the geocaches are listed by GC Code, not by name. I'm thrilled to have a phone app that recognizes my waypoints, tracks and routes, but sorry to see that geocaches are not listed by name. I have looked through all the settings, and I cannot find anything to change this behavior.  Am I doing something wrong somewhere?

Troubles & Questions / 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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