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I am new to the hobby and have been trying to use GSAK and Pocket Queries (I am a premium member). I have generated a pocket query to search for all Cache's in a 100mile radius of home. I now want to get that data into the GPSr.

 

I can preview the search on the Pocket Query page, and it generated 500 caches which are displayed as 25 pages of 20 caches. I can select all on one of those 25 pages and click 'Download Waypoints', but I havve to repaet that on all 25 pages. How do I get a Pocket query to run and email me a ZIP file immediately? I know I can schedule it, but I want it immediately I have generated the query.

 

Also can I get the hint into the Waypoint Notes field on my Garmin Vista HCX?

 

I have checked the FAQ on this and read the Pocket Query instructions. Thanks for a great site.

 

Paul

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I am new to the hobby and have been trying to use GSAK and Pocket Queries (I am a premium member). I have generated a pocket query to search for all Cache's in a 100mile radius of home. I now want to get that data into the GPSr.

 

I can preview the search on the Pocket Query page, and it generated 500 caches which are displayed as 25 pages of 20 caches. I can select all on one of those 25 pages and click 'Download Waypoints', but I havve to repaet that on all 25 pages. How do I get a Pocket query to run and email me a ZIP file immediately? I know I can schedule it, but I want it immediately I have generated the query.

 

Also can I get the hint into the Waypoint Notes field on my Garmin Vista HCX?

 

I have checked the FAQ on this and read the Pocket Query instructions. Thanks for a great site.

 

Paul

 

AFTER you have selected the day(today) for the query to run................... ;-) (assumption...I shudda known)

 

The zipped file of the caches should be in your in box of the email account that you specified when you signed up for your account.

Save that file and when you open gsak, create a new database and load the gsx waypoint data by pointing gsak to the .zip file that you saved.

Gsak will open, unzip and populate the database.

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The surest way to get an immediate e-mail with your PQ results is to create a brand new PQ.

 

New PQs run immediately.

 

Existing PQs are "low on the totem pole" and will run ... whenever!

 

If you create a new PQ today, then decide to modify it, it will take considerably longer before it appears in your mailbox. (Careful...you can only run 5 per day).

 

Of course, you can preview them as much as you like, with immediate results.

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Thanks for the tips. I'm getting there.

 

I got a PQ to run with all my area caches. Then another with my found caches. I cleared out the old GSAK database and added these two by opening them in GSAK.

 

Then I edited the Send to GPS dialog to read %smart,%hint in the Waypoint name. This was sent to the GPS Ok and I can see all the new waypoints.

 

Questions:

1) Where can I view the hint on my eTrex Vista HCX?

2) Is there an easy way to write a query that only generates Geocache waypoints that have been modified or added after my database create date? An incremental update to the GSAK database.

 

If not, wont each waypoint get duplicated as subsequent weeks of updates get added to the original one?

 

Paul

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Thanks for the tips. I'm getting there.

 

I got a PQ to run with all my area caches. Then another with my found caches. I cleared out the old GSAK database and added these two by opening them in GSAK.

 

Then I edited the Send to GPS dialog to read %smart,%hint in the Waypoint name. This was sent to the GPS Ok and I can see all the new waypoints.

 

Questions:

1) Where can I view the hint on my eTrex Vista HCX?

2) Is there an easy way to write a query that only generates Geocache waypoints that have been modified or added after my database create date? An incremental update to the GSAK database.

 

If not, wont each waypoint get duplicated as subsequent weeks of updates get added to the original one?

 

Paul

 

Waypoints don't duplicate they either update or they don't. And by the way, %smart name is the default.

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I can preview the search on the Pocket Query page, and it generated 500 caches which are displayed as 25 pages of 20 caches. I can select all on one of those 25 pages and click 'Download Waypoints', but I havve to repeat that on all 25 pages. How do I get a Pocket query to run and email me a ZIP file immediately? I know I can schedule it, but I want it immediately I have generated the query.

 

Just a side note. If it generated 500 waypoints then you did not get them all! The PQ will only list 500 -- If there are 600 caches in that vicinity then 100 are missing -- and I have not seen anything saying it is the furthest ones away that are left out -- so random caches will be missing from your list. In other words, always make sure your PQ returns less than 500 caches.

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and I have not seen anything saying it is the furthest ones away that are left out -- so random caches will be missing from your list.

Look here and in the subsequent posts...

If there is an origin, the farthest ones disappear. If it's for a political boundary (like a state), the newest ones drop off.
and further down concerning route queries...
t looks like the regular caches pick the earliest ones to include, EXCEPT that it tries to include some of the earthcaches as well. How many earthcaches, and why those particular earthcaches were included is still a mystery.
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