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Home Screen

This page describes the information shown on the home screen and the functions of the bottom navigation elements visible throughout the app.

The home screen shows your profile picture (derived from the geocaching website) as well as your find count and login status for all geocaching services you have activated in c:geo.

At the bottom of the screen you will find the main functions which are described in the following table. The currently active function is highlighted.

Icon Function Description
Home screen Returns to the home screen.
Stored CachesView geocaches you have stored for offline use. You can also use stored geocaches for online caching, as a to-do list. By storing geocache information, you can avoid unnecessary network bandwidth use and delays.
If you have organized your stored geocaches into lists, you can long press the icon to jump directly to a specific list.
MapShow a map centered on your current location, with nearby geocaches marked on it. You can drag the map to view geocaches in other locations. To see the map with up-to-date geocache locations, you need online network access.
SearchSearch for geocaches by keyword, geocode identification, address, user name, etc.

A long tap on this icon opens a list of recently viewed caches.
NearbyList the nearby geocaches. Unlike the live map, this function creates an online query based on your current location, as acquired from GPS or the network. The query does not automatically update when you move. To use this function, you need online network access.

Top Bar Menu

The top section of the main screen contains additional functions either shown as an icon in the top bar or hidden behind the overflow menu button (three-dot button). The available functions are described below.

The number of icons you see in the top bar is determined dynamically, based on your device resolution and screen orientation. The remaining top bar items are behind the overflow menu button.
To see the name of an icon in the top bar, long-press the icon.

Icon Function Description
Quick searchIf you are offline, search your stored geocaches using title, geocode, description, owner, log content, etc.
If you have network access, search both stored and online content. You can input a geocode, trackable code, username, and much more.
HistoryView a list of geocaches you have recently logged with c:geo.
Note: The list is local to c:geo and is not synchronized with the recently viewed caches list on the geocaching website.
Overflow menu button Open the overflow list of top bar functions that, based on your screen size, do not appear as icons. The functions include those described in this table.
Go ToNavigate to any arbitrary location using the compass, radar, turn-by-turn navigation or any other supported navigation method.
Pocket QueriesOpen a list of your pocket queries from This item is not available for basic members.
Bookmark listsOpen a list of your bookmark lists from This item is not available for basic members.
Utility programsOpen a list of links to additional geocaching-related apps, which can be useful in conjunction with c:geo.
SettingsOpen the c:geo configuration menu.
Backup / RestoreBrings you directly to the Backup / Restore function, which can be also found in the c:geo Settings.
Update offline dataContains functions to check for updates of your offline map files and routing data.
About c:geoView c:geo version information, contributors, contact links and other nice-to-know things about c:geo.
Report problemYou can use this function to send a problem report to the c:geo support by mail.
:!: Please include a details description of your problem.

Bottom Section

The bottom section of the main screen shows information about the amount of stored caches, your current location, and satellite reception status.

Current location

You location is either shown as coordinates, or if the Show address setting is enabled, as country and city/region.

Satellite status

The bottom row in this section shows you the current satellite reception status. As an example, the table below uses the information from the picture above:

Status Description
Sat: 16/26The satellite receiver on the device has found 26 satellites in total and the signal has been fixed to 16 of them.
+- 26,1 ftThe current positioning accuracy is 26,1 feet. Depending on your app settings, this can be shown in meters.
0 mphThe current speed is 0 mph. Depending on your app settings, this can be shown in km/h.
FusedThe currently-used location source:

Last known = Last known position acquired by c:geo
Home = Home coordinates as defined on
GPS = Provided by GPS receiver
Network = Derived from mobile network information
Fused = Determined using both Google Play Services and GPS receiver
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en/mainmenu/start.txt · Last modified: 2022/02/14 11:01 by lineflyer