Viewranger is the app I use whilst out and about on the hills, mapping and navigation my primary usage.
With my daughter turning 3 and looking for something to do that’d keep her interested whilst out and about………Geocaching!
I took part in Geocaching as a training platform to familiarise myself with a new GPS many years ago for off road driving. It involved downloading GPX files to my PC (easyGPS ) then again transferring to my GPS,a drawn out process.
Having Viewranger on my mobile device ( iPhone 5s) gives me access to the maps I own. Points of interest such as Geocaches can be added manually, again a slow process.
Viewranger files can be stored and shared in Dropbox available within the app. Available to share and upload/download.
Not sure if this the easiest way for transferring caches from Geocaching to Viewranger but it works for me as far as plotting goes, no manual input required.
Find cache on website.
Click on Cache name for additional data.
Click Loc waypoint file (GPX file is greyed out and unavailable) ?
Choose open in Dropbox ( account should be have been created and logged into prior to transfer ).
Create and store in Viewranger file, amend file name to one you’ll recognise.
File now appears on list.
Open Viewranger, when in maps goto Settings then Import/export and select Dropbox.
File will be available to open and import.
Cache should appear on map.
Job done. Easy to one repeated a few times. 👍
I’d never thought of combining the two like this! Might have to give this a go. 👍🏻
I’m just to lazy to input manually,ha. Be interested in how you get on. Wish Viewranger would be more Geocaching friendly. Although this does seem a good work round. Printing the cache info sheet is always a good idea while on the in depth detail screen.
Always best to take the easiest, quickest option in life! 😉 I use my phone a lot to cache as it’s so convenient, but then that makes using view ranger app tricky and a bit of a faff. This would work when out for a handful of caches for sure.
I do use a GPSR a lot of the time too but that’s only when I’m organised and run and load my pocket queries in time. In short I should be more organised! Ha!
I used an old garmin then put on to MemoryMap for printing. Not done caching in years so it’s like starting from scratch.
More organised, where’s the fun in that! 👍