Filter geocaches by county

AntMadeira shared this idea 3 months ago
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Hi there.

I am a heavy user of GSAK and I like to import databases to Locus to better manage my geocaches.

One of the fields I miss the most is the county (and state), which allows me to filter the caches of the county where I am when travelling.

Would it be possible to add this field to the Locus layout to allow us to filter for those caches when we are on the field?


Regards.

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Nice thought...

Not all states are divided into countries.

I can not really imagine how the filter should work.

Fulltext search in POI works now.

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If a state has no counties, the conty field would simply be empty...

The filter could have a state field and a county subfield if existent.

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I understand ;-)

But an example:

I have 10 states in the field, for example 200 counties. It's a very long list in the filter.

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Sorry, I don't understand what you're saying...

For example: if I'm in county X, I'll want to list all geocaches of that county. For that, I would only need to search and filter by X.

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Hi,

I think what you need is fully covered by sorting caches by distance - no need of filtering which would be quite complicated (Locus would have to contain coordinate definitions of all world counties, then it would have to calculate what county the cache coords fit into - i.e. a lot of computing performance - further battery draining, storage engagement etc.)

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Hi, Michal.

I understand that, but why not import and use the data already stored in GSAK imported points?

When I started this thread it was with the premiss of importing points from a GSAK database, which already has that information. Locus would only have to read those fields. If empty, it would return nothing.

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The current solution:

Full text search in POI. Enter country name. Find the search result on the map.

Ta-daaa .... ;-)

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That is a good option. Thanks. ;)


Unfortunately, I found that introducing the state/county data as first log, won't work, since Locus doesn't search the text in the logs (I'm using full text search). This would be the best option, I think. I'll have to try other options, but I wouldn't like to put that data in to the geocaches' name.

Any idea what fields does Locus search on "full text search" mode?

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I see, GSAK has this information, OK, that changes a lot (I'm not GSAK user :). I'm changing this question into an idea - when it gets stronger support from other geocachers, we'll implement it.

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That's great. It would certainly open new possibilities to the geocaches' filtering.

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