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Geopt.org Geocaching Tools - User Manual
GeoPT.org portal has created a tool with a simple and user friendly interface that allows you to do several automatized operations in the
The application requires the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0, but if it's not present the App itself informs that and shows where to download it from.
First use - Authentication and Authorization
When you first use it it's necessary to authenticate it at geocaching.com, clicking at "Authenticate And Authorize".
Although, even without authentication, it's possible to use the access to GeoPT.org online tools.
Authentication and authorization are done in three quick steps presented at the screen "Authentication":
1. Click "Get Authorization"
2. Input you geocaching.com username and password
3. Click "Allow Access"
After these steps the app will grant access to the tools and you won't have to authenticate again. The app will look like this:
Using the tools
GeoPT.org online tools can be accessed through the available buttons. It's use is explained in GeopPT.org.
Field Notes Upload
During one or several geocaching journeys you can record your founds (or not founds) in you GPS device/app, usually in offline mode. Those notes you're recording are the Field Notes. If you found it, you mark it as "Found", you detect a cache with the full logbook, you mark it with a "Needs Maintenance". You can also add "Notes" and other types of log depending on the used device/app.
When you end the geocaching journey you will have all the Field Notes available in your device/app in a file usually named "geocache_visits.txt" or "FieldNotes.txt", etc.
Note: To know how to access and use that file through your device/app you must check the respective user manual.
The files can be uploaded to the
With the "Field Notes Upload" tool available in the "Geopt.org Geocaching Tools" app, it's possible to edit, parameter and customise yout field notes and aswell, if you wish, submit your online logs, completely autonomous and automaticaly at
Load the Field Notes file
Adding Logs manually
In the text field it's possible to use advanced edition parameters such as font size, color and type and even web adresses. For this option to be available you must have selected "Use Advanced Editor?". You can clean all the relevant technical text and formatting (if used) by pressing the "Clear" button.
This process can be used by all users without a field notes generator device, using this option to add the logs.
Note: If you have a field notes file to load, you can only add logs manually after loading the file. If you invert this process the manual added logs can be deleted in the loading file process.
You can edit the logs by clicking "Edit" in the tool. This option can be used to change the log type, the text or even the date.
If you wish to delete all logs click "Clear".
Logs customization is made using the fields available in the lower part of the screen and affects all logs in the grid:
- Prefix: Text, that can include several lines and paragraphs, to be add before the original Field Note text.
- Include Found Number?: Text indicating the geocacher Found #, added before the Log. Because the Logs # is made using the geocacher number of founds this field can be edited to allow loading field notes that don't follow the # order (ex: when you have field notes previously loaded).
- Include Date?: Text with the Log date to be add in the beggining of the Log, after the Found # (if chosen).
- Include Time?: Text with the Log date to be add in the beggining of the Log, after the Found # and date (if chosen).
- After...: Option that provides the indication to exclude Field Notes previously sent.
Note: Both date and time are calculated from the original field note file.
You can check the text and parameters included in the column "Log Text" after changing any of them and you can change them as many times as you wish.
Sufix and Prefix texts are recorded even after closing the app, so that you can use them when you wish. This can be usefull if you want to include a signature in the sufix for example.
To help editing the log a link for the cache listing is available and a column with the log type is presented.
For each log in the grid you can choose if the cache is Favorite in the column "Favorites?". This option is only available if you wish to log online.
The tool provides two metods to upload the Field Notes to
Log All Online
Just like the way we've always dreamed about...
Tool's main screen has several lines with the user last logs, witch are loaded when the tool is started or when you click "Get more Logs".
For each log where you wish to add an image:
1. Click on "Manage Images".
1.a) In the image management screen click "Add Images" and choose one or multiple photos in a folder located on your computer.
1.b) In the box on the left, which has a list of available photos, by clicking with the mouse on a particular photo is shown a preview of the same on the right side, for a better perception of the photos you want to add to the log.
1.c) Selecting photos in the check box allow you to remove it by pressing "Remove Images".
1.d) All images can be removed by pressing "Delete All".
1.e) The "Cancel" button cancels all changes made in "Manage Images".
1.f) Pressing "Confirm", all listed images will be available for loading to the log.
3. After you have selected all the photos you wish to upload to all logs just click "Upload All Images" in the lower right corner and quietly wait while your photos are uploaded to the system. You can follow the upload progress watching the columns "Status" and "Progress". When the upload is complete a "Upload Complete" message will be shown.
Simple as that.
Delete Logs from list
In a way to facilitate the log view, or correct eventual fails in the photo upload, it's possible to delete log lines. For that all you have to to is select the complete line and press "Delete" in your keyboard.
Add Logs to list
This "LUID" or, the URL is put in the "Add Log" text box and by clicking "Confirm" the log is add to the list with the denomination "Manual". After that you can upload the photos you wish just like you to with all other logs.
The TB Logger tool (Trackables Logger) allows you to simultaneously perform several types of logs to different TravelBugs and Geocoins.
If you know the tracking code of each TB or geocoin, you put them altogether at the "TB Codes" box, one after the other and separated by semicolon.
Write your log, that will be the same for all the trackables in the "Log Text" box.
Insert the log date in the "Select Date" box.
Choose the log type from the available options: "Discover", "Retrieve", "Move to inventory" or "Move to collection".
Click "Process All" button and wait for the final "Finished processing" message at the "Result" box.
Groundspeak Premiums Members know the Great advantage that is the use of Bookmark Lists. They can be useded to mark our top favourite caches or simply suggest some caches to our zone visitors. We can create lists of favourite caches and share them with our friends, or we can use it to plan the next Geocaching tour. Now, with the tool "Bookmark Editor" it became easier to edit any of our bookmarks, adding groups of caches to a list.
To add caches to a Bookmark you put the GC Code in the field "Cache codes", one after the other and separated by semicolon or one per line. You choose the Bookmark in the lower field where you can see a list of all your bookmarks. Then press "Process". The bookmark list is automatically actualized.
Despite being a simple mathematical task, the coordinate conversion can by a headache, and a small mistake can put us in the wrong way to a cache. There can be no mistake in our latitudes and longitudes, we always need a conversion tool nearby and nothing better than have one in our favourite app.
In the field "Original Coordinates" by default are presented your "Home Coordinates" that you set on your Geocaching.com profile. It's in this field that you put the coordinates you wish to convert, on any valid coordinate format. Then press "Convert" and is showed the conversion in the four usual Geocaching.com coordinate format.
In the right side of the screen is shown a map where the converted coordinates are shown.
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