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Hi, I have a new Garmin GPSMAP 66st; I'm playing with the custom filters for Geocaching. I'd like to be able to create a filter for:

Available during winter

Abandoned structure

 

Etc, however, I don't know what codes to use. Here's a sample file:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<GeocacheFilter>
    <Settings>
<Version>1</Version>
        <Types>
            <Type>0</Type>
            <Type>1</Type>
            <Type>2</Type>
            <Type>3</Type>
            <Type>4</Type>
            <Type>5</Type>
            <Type>6</Type>
            <Type>7</Type>
            <Type>8</Type>
            <Type>9</Type>
            <Type>10</Type>
            <Type>11</Type>
        </Types>
        <Sizes>
            <Size>0</Size>
            <Size>1</Size>
            <Size>2</Size>
            <Size>3</Size>
            <Size>4</Size>
            <Size>5</Size>
            <Size>6</Size>
            <Size>7</Size>
        </Sizes>
        <SizeMin>1.0</SizeMin>
        <SizeMax>5.0</SizeMax>
        <DifficultyMin>1.0</DifficultyMin>
        <DifficultyMax>5.0</DifficultyMax>
        <TerrainMin>1.0</TerrainMin>
        <TerrainMax>5.0</TerrainMax>
        <AwesomeMin>1.0</AwesomeMin>
        <AwesomeMax>5.0</AwesomeMax>
        <Statuses>
            <Status>0</Status>
            <Status>1</Status>
            <Status>2</Status>
        </Statuses>
    </Settings>
</GeocacheFilter>

 

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Read the documentation for the Garmin, does the sample file show the only filter parameters you can specify or can you add to them? I would hate to see you brick a new GPSr because it wouldn't digest a XML file it wasn't intended to use.

 

The ID for available in winter is 15 and 54 for abandoned structure but attributes have to be in their own section, for example:

<Groundspeak:attributes>
     <Groundspeak:attribute id="7" inc="1">Takes less than an hour</Groundspeak:attribute>
     <Groundspeak:attribute id="13" inc="1">Available at all times</Groundspeak:attribute>
     <Groundspeak:attribute id="25" inc="0">Parking available</Groundspeak:attribute>
     <Groundspeak:attribute id="27" inc="1">Drinking water nearby</Groundspeak:attribute>

</Groundspeak:attributes>

 

 

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Hi, I've read the documentation but you must have something better, where did you find it?

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7 hours ago, JRMFam said:

Hi, I've read the documentation but you must have something better, where did you find it?

What 31BMSG posted was what the attributes look like in a GPX file, which doesn't directly apply to what you're trying to do other than indicate the attribute IDs.

 

Are you sure that the device can filter on attributes? I'd expect that any available filter options would be those shown in the filter options on the device, so if you can't create a filter based on attributes on there, then there's a good chance that you won't be able to make a custom XML filter that will.

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