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How do I get a .gpx file loaded in my off line list like the old app?

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I never had a problem getting a pocket query file (gpx) to load in the old paid app.

How do I get one to load in the new free, only one available, app?

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It's the only app available from Groundspeak.

 

There are plenty of quality apps, approved for access to the data, from other providers.

 

Groundspeak's app appears to be focused on intro and upsell, not complete functionality. But you may have figured that out.

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I never had a problem getting a pocket query file (gpx) to load in the old paid app.

How do I get one to load in the new free, only one available, app?

Thanks

Pocket Queries and Bookmark lists are in the "My Lists" area of the App:

http://support.Groundspeak.com/index.php?pg=kb.page&id=763

 

While viewing the lists, tap the icon to the right of one of them and select "Download Offline Data". The files load directly, without the need to "run" the Pocket Query.

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OK let me rephrase this. I went to an event this past weekend. They publish 66 caches for the event and release them as a gpx file. How do I get that gpx file to load into My Lists so it will show up in this new app?

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OK let me rephrase this. I went to an event this past weekend. They publish 66 caches for the event and release them as a gpx file. How do I get that gpx file to load into My Lists so it will show up in this new app?

 

The Geocaching app does not support gpx files and there are no plans to add support for them

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OK let me rephrase this. I went to an event this past weekend. They publish 66 caches for the event and release them as a gpx file. How do I get that gpx file to load into My Lists so it will show up in this new app?

You're in luck! (If I've figured out which Event you're asking about :ph34r:)

 

It has the 63 "regular caches" in a bookmark list: https://www.geocaching.com/bookmarks/view.aspx?guid=d15bc823-1b22-411e-b323-4fbe23eeffa0

Make a PQ of that (or make a bookmark list of select caches), and it will then be available in the App. You don't even have to run a Pocket Query, just open or download the "List" into the App.

 

You can also add the 3 Lab Caches, if they're still available. I didn't check. Lab Caches tend to be a web site thing. But there are only three, so you could handle them with web bookmarks or something.

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The Geocaching app does not support gpx files and there are no plans to add support for them
But on the other hand, there are partner apps that do support GPX files, including some with free trials:

https://www.geocaching.com/mobile/partners/

I've kept a couple of Apps that load files that my Garmin GPSr does, and that work more or less like the Garmin, offline. This way, I know I have the same data on the GPSr that I have on the phone (which is my backup database). For iPhone I have Looking4Cache, and for Android I have "Locus Maps". They are both OK.

 

If the Official App loads "Lists" when the Pocket Query servers are down, that would be quite an advantage over trying to run a PQ. I don't know if it works like that, but I'll try it sometime and post the results.

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