+Pug Cachers Posted April 10, 2008 Share Posted April 10, 2008 (edited) Hi folks, I just got my Garmin 400t yesterday and am VERY excited to start caching! I've got everything set up, I think... I decided to get some caches and was sad to learn that I can only download ONE file at a time from geocaching.com! That's just crazy! Anyways...I then found this pocket query dealio and reading over it, it appears I can download up to 500 caches at a time!...well not download but have it emailed to me. Very nice! Although more than 500 caches would have been nicer! Wow the email took a long time! I thought it might take a few minutes or at most an hour...well I got it about 8 hours later! Although I might have not done it right initially. I did a one time query, then I waited, then went to sleep, and it still wasn't there. I went to the site and noticed that no days were checked. With a one time query do I need to check a day? Anyways I just checked thursday (today) then didn't see any way to submit it so I just unchecked the day. A few minutes later I got the email. So I don't know if the file was sent to me because I checked the day or if the email just happened to show up after I did that. So I opened the zipped file and saw there were two files. One appears to be the cache file and one was a waypoint file. I'm not sure what the difference is or what the waypoint file is used for so I just loaded both onto my 400t. Do I need to load both? I put both in the GPX directory, was the waypoint file supposed to go somewhere else? The caches showed up in my 400t! WOW! Super easy! Now a few questions about what happens next.. So there was a single GPX file. When I find a cache, how do I report it back to the geocaching site? I would want to log it so I don't search for it again. What's the best way to load new caches to the device? I did a google map query to build my pocket cache. However if new caches show up, how do I add them to my list? For example if I download 500 caches in my city via the pocket cache, and a new cache shows up, I would want to add it to the 500 I already have but not lose any of the caches I already downloaded. I would like to append to the file I guess. Can I have more than one of these pocket query files on my device? If I download the same query to capture the new caches and load it onto my 400t will the device recognize the duplicates and not load those? What's the best way to manage my caches? Sorry if I am being confusing I'm just excited and am trying to plan this out! Thanks for your help! BTW if this post is in the wrong section please let me know and I'll post it there. Edited April 10, 2008 by maynerd_mjk Quote Link to comment
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