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en:offline [2018/06/18 15:18]
lineflyer [Offline maps]
en:offline [2019/12/01 20:07] (current)
lineflyer Link to new offlinemap tutorial
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 ===== General remarks ===== ===== General remarks =====
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 The main purpose of c:geo is to have an online access to your geocaching platform. However c:geo also provides offline functionality to use it without any network connection (e.g. while caching abroad or outside mobile network coverage). The main purpose of c:geo is to have an online access to your geocaching platform. However c:geo also provides offline functionality to use it without any network connection (e.g. while caching abroad or outside mobile network coverage).
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   * Store the caches you want to find for offline use (manually,​via [[offline#​gpx_import|GPX import]] or from a [[.mainmenu:​pocketquery|PocketQuery]]).   * Store the caches you want to find for offline use (manually,​via [[offline#​gpx_import|GPX import]] or from a [[.mainmenu:​pocketquery|PocketQuery]]).
-  * Download an [[offline#​offline_maps|offline map]] for the geographical area you are going to or at least enable [[offline#​static_maps|static maps]].+  * Download an [[offline#​offline_maps|offline map]] for the geographical area you are going to.
   * Activate the needed [[.mainmenu:​settings#​offline_data|offline data settings]] to e.g. store log images alongside with a cache to have them available for offline caching.   * Activate the needed [[.mainmenu:​settings#​offline_data|offline data settings]] to e.g. store log images alongside with a cache to have them available for offline caching.
  
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 ===== GPX import ===== ===== GPX import =====
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 GPX files contain information about caches and their waypoints. ​ GPX files contain information about caches and their waypoints. ​
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 |Log pictures|The GPX file contains the links to any image users attached to their log entries, but however does not contain the image itself. You need to open the cache online or refresh the cache to load the images.| |Log pictures|The GPX file contains the links to any image users attached to their log entries, but however does not contain the image itself. You need to open the cache online or refresh the cache to load the images.|
 |Favorite points|In order for the geocaching.com GPX files to contain the favorite points of a cache, you have to select to use GPX version 1.0.1 on the website.| |Favorite points|In order for the geocaching.com GPX files to contain the favorite points of a cache, you have to select to use GPX version 1.0.1 on the website.|
-|Static Maps|As [[offline#​static_maps|static maps]] are a feature of c:geo these are not contained in GPX files, but only (optionally) added as the last step while importing a GPX file.| 
  
 ===== Offline logging ===== ===== Offline logging =====
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 You have two possibilities of composing offline logs in c:geo: You have two possibilities of composing offline logs in c:geo:
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 {{:​en:​oneclickofflinelog.png?​nolink&​400 |}} {{:​en:​oneclickofflinelog.png?​nolink&​400 |}}
  
-Just click on the desired log type and your offline log will be saved accordingly. +Just click on the desired log type and your offline log will be saved accordingly. The ''​Clear''​ option is only available if you already have an offline log stored for this cache. In this case the log type already stored is marked with a red tick in this menu.
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-If you already stored an offline log the current log will be marked by FIXME **red tick** in this menu. +
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-The ''​Clear''​ option is only available if you already have an offline log stored for this cache.+
  
 You can also select ''​Log Visit''​ to open the normal [[logging|logging screen]] to compose a complete log and store it. You can also select ''​Log Visit''​ to open the normal [[logging|logging screen]] to compose a complete log and store it.
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 ===== Field note export ===== ===== Field note export =====
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 Fieldnotes (a.k.a Drafts) are supported by geocaching.com and some opencaching sites and allow an offline logging of cache finds and batch uploading them to the website at a later point of time. Fieldnotes (a.k.a Drafts) are supported by geocaching.com and some opencaching sites and allow an offline logging of cache finds and batch uploading them to the website at a later point of time.
  
 c:geo is supporting fieldnote export and also an automatic upload to the website (for geocaching.com). c:geo is supporting fieldnote export and also an automatic upload to the website (for geocaching.com).
-If you have saved your cache logs offline in c:geo you have the possibility to export these logs as fieldnotes. 
  
 The offline logged caches are marked by an orange line in your [[.mainmenu:​lists|lists]] and with a red smiley on the [[.mainmenu:​livemap|map]]. To export the logs you have to open the relevant list of saved caches or the [[.mainmenu:​history|history]] and select ''​Menu → Export → Field notes''​ The offline logged caches are marked by an orange line in your [[.mainmenu:​lists|lists]] and with a red smiley on the [[.mainmenu:​livemap|map]]. To export the logs you have to open the relevant list of saved caches or the [[.mainmenu:​history|history]] and select ''​Menu → Export → Field notes''​
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 You can now either only export the fieldnote file to your device or additionally upload them to the geocaching website by enabling ''​Upload to geocaching.com''​. You can now either only export the fieldnote file to your device or additionally upload them to the geocaching website by enabling ''​Upload to geocaching.com''​.
  
-The option ''​Since last export''​ will check the last upload date on geocaching.com and only export those field notes which are composed after this date.+The option ''​Only since last export''​ will check the last upload date on geocaching.com and only export those field notes which are composed after this date.
  
 After you exported your fieldnotes to the geocaching website, the website will show that you have pending fieldnotes [[https://​www.geocaching.com/​my/​fieldnotes.aspx|on this page]] and you can compose your logs in your browser. Please be aware that it might take a minute after the upload until the website shows the pending fieldnotes. After you exported your fieldnotes to the geocaching website, the website will show that you have pending fieldnotes [[https://​www.geocaching.com/​my/​fieldnotes.aspx|on this page]] and you can compose your logs in your browser. Please be aware that it might take a minute after the upload until the website shows the pending fieldnotes.
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-===== Static maps ===== 
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-This function can be activated in the [[.mainmenu:​settings#​offline_data|settings]] for the cache coordinates and/or for its waypoints and will download Google maps images of the area around each saved cache both as street map and satellite view (a total of 5 images). It is a helpful feature if you plan to go caching without internet access (and maybe even without an offline map). 
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-Also a basic street map will be shown at the bottom of the [[cachedetails|cache details]] page, the remaining maps are accessible by selecting Static Maps in the cache [[navigation|Navigation menu]]. 
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-<WRAP center round important 100%> 
-Please note, that there is a limit by Google of 1000 static maps per 24h per user(IP). Having a rather huge list of stored caches or even only some caches with many waypoints, you may easily reach this limit (as 5 images cache and each cache waypoint are loaded). In this case some static maps might be missing. 
-</​WRAP>​ 
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-The following shows an example of static maps for a cache. You can click the images to see a larger version: 
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-^ Description ^ Map ^ 
-|High zoom satellite view|{{:​en:​map_1.png?​direct&​200|}}| 
-|Low zoom satellite view|{{:​en:​map_2.png?​direct&​200|}}| 
-|High zoom street map view|{{:​en:​map_3.png?​direct&​200|}}| 
-|Medium zoom street map view|{{:​en:​map_4.png?​direct&​200|}}| 
-|Low zoom street view|{{:​en:​map_5.png?​direct&​200|}}| 
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 ===== Offline maps ===== ===== Offline maps =====
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-c:geo supports offline map files using the [[http://​mapsforge.net|mapsforge]] format.+c:geo supports ​openstreetmap based offline map files using the [[http://​mapsforge.net|mapsforge]] format.
  
-Such files can be downloaded for your area/​country from various sources, e.g. [[http://​download.mapsforge.org/​|Mapsforge Download Server]] or [[http://​openandromaps.net|OpenAndroMaps]]. +Read more about how to use offline maps in our [[offlinemaps|Offline map tutorial]].
-With some effort you can also [[https://​github.com/​cgeo/​cgeo/​wiki/​How-to-create-your-own-offline-maps|manually create]] your own map.+
  
  
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