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Logging of Geocaches

If you select to log a visit for a geocache, the following screen will be shown.

===== Top bar menu =====

The icons shown in the top bar and the contens behind the overflow menu button are distributed dynamically based on your device resolution and screen orientation. Thus it might be possible, that more or less items can be found behind the menu button or instead shown as icons in the top bar on your device.
In case a menu entry is shown as an icon you can long press the icon to get a popup showing its function.

Icon Function Description
Send logUse this button to send you log online after you finished composing it.
Add a templateThis allows you to either add a template or your signature to the log.
Menu overflow buttonClicking here will open the menu of functions not fitting into the top bar on your device, thus being displayed as a list instead. The function shown in this list are also described in this table.
Attach imageThis allows you to select an existing image or take a new picture, which will be added to the log.
SmiliesOpens a list of smiley tags you can insert into your log.
Save offlineSaves your composed log offline only instead of sending it online.
Repeat last logThis function will insert the log text of the last cache you logged into the log text field.
Sort TrackablesYou can change the sorting order of the trackable list either to sort by trackable name or by tracking code.
ClearThis will delete the log text and reset the logging screen.

Logging screen

Log types

Log Type Description
Found itYou have found this cache.
This is the default log type when opening the logging screen.

:!: This log type is no longer available if you already posted a found log for the cache.
Didn't find itYou did not find the cache.
Write noteWrite a comment/note for this cache.
Needs MaintenanceSelect this log type to report, that the cache needs owner maintenance.

:!: This log type is no longer available for geocaching.com and some of the opencaching sites but has been replaced by the report problem function.
Needs ArchivedSelect this log type to report, that the cache should be archived.

:!: This log type is no longer available for geocaching.com but has been replaced by the report problem function.
Maintenance PerformedThis log type is only available if you are the owner of the cache and allows you to post an owner maintenance log.
DisabledThis log type is only available if you are the owner of the cache and can be used to temporarily disable your cache.
EnabledThis log type is only available if you are the owner of the cache and the cache is currently disabled. It can be used to enable the cache again.
ArchivedThis log type is only available if you are the owner of the cache and can be used to permanently archive your cache.

Log date

By default c:geo will use the current date for the log and show Today in this field. You can however click on this field to open a calendar tool and select another date for this log.

Report problem

For caches from geocaching.com and some of the opencaching sites you can report, that the cache has a problem in parallel of logging your “Found it” or “Didn't find it” log.

Click on the field to open a drop down menu containing the available problem reports (depending on the geocaching provider):

Menu item Description
No ProblemNo problem report will be attached to your log.
This is the default selection.
Logbook is fullInforms the owner, that the logbook of the cache is full.
Container is damagedInforms the owner, that somthing is wrong with the geocache container.
Cache should be archivedInforms the reviewers/administrators of the geocaching provider, that this cache should be archived.
OtherAnother problem, which you should further describe in your log text.

GCVote rating

This section is only shown if you enabled and authorized GCVote in the settings. You can then use it to select the quality rating you want to give to the cache. Simply click on the stars to select a rating between 1 and 5 stars in steps of 0.5 stars. The subtitle will show you the textual equivalent of the rating you selected (e.g. “Better than average” = 3.5 starts).

The rating will be submitted when you send the log.

Favorite point assignment

This field is only shown if you are premiumm member of geocaching.com. Activating the checkbox will assign a favorite point to the cache when the log is sent. The value in parenthesis shows the amount of remaining favorite points you have.

Posting to Twitter

If you connected c:geo with Twitter in the settings this field will be shown. If you enable the checkbox c:geo will post a tweet in parallel to sending this log.

Inventory

This section lists all trackable items, which are currently in your inventory. It shows the icon of the trackable type (e.g. Travelbug, Geokrety), the tracking code and the name of the trackables. You can click on any of them to see the trackable details. Using the dropdown menu on the right hand side, you can select the action you would like to perform with this trackable on this cache:

Menu item Description
Do nothingDo not perform any trackable action for this trackable when posting your log for the cache.
VisitedLet this trackable visit this cache when posting your log for the cache.
Dropped OffThis trackable will be dropped off into this cachhe when posting you log for the cache.

Below the trackable list there you can use the button Change All to select the action for all trackable items in your inventory at once.

Attach image

Selecting the menu option Attach image from the top bar menu will open a new screen, where you can attach a picture to your log.

Selecting Existing opens your default gallery app and lets you pick an existing image from your gallery. Selecting New opens your device camera to take a new image.

Afterwards you can write a caption and provide a description for the picture, which will be added to your picture on the cache log. You can also (optionally) select to downscale your image to different pixel sizes to reduce the data amount being transfered when posting the log with your image.

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en/logging.1529335103.txt.gz · Last modified: 2018/06/18 17:18 by lineflyer