Geocaching: Opencaching

theonlytruth shared this idea 6 years ago
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Please include opencaching.de


This is the German open alternative to geocaching.com.

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Yes, I would also love to see geocaches from opencaching on a live map.

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Menion, I know you were now working on Travelbugs and Geokrets, so maybe this is also a good moment to request the support for Opencaching. I know it is not popular in .CZ but its the main geocaching site in .PL. And also there are .DE and other countries versions. I presume, they have similar APIs, so You can make support for all of them in one shot. Many ppl would be really pleased to see the full native Locus support for Opencaching. Now, to use it, I need to use external app, which is not too convenient. So please, consider that.


There is also at least one topic on GetSatisfaction about that idea:


This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled


<a class="notranslate" href="http://getsatisfaction.com/locus/topics/opencaching/changes"; rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OPENCACHING</a>.

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Please just modify the Idea name to be Opencaching and not Opencaching.de

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Whats about this topic? Now it is a API aviable: Look:


http://wiki.opencaching.de/index.php/...

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OpenCaching (.pl) API - http://opencaching.pl/okapi/introduct...


When GC.com API is closed when not premium, OC (pl, de cz, etc) are always free. OC.pl is main geocaching site in PL, we have some tools to import caches to Locus, but alwals better are implemented functions.

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I also support this issue.


Opencaching should be included into Locus.

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Same here. It would be very appreciated, if opencaching could be supported by Locus!

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This idea is "under consideration", which is better than "rejected"... Still hope for us... ;-)


I see two major tasks to support opencaching platforms:

  1. Support all opencaching-specific cache types and attributes.
    There are some cache types (like "moving caches" and some attributes which are currently not supported by Locus. When importing opencaching caches, these cache types/attributes are ignored ore mapped incorrectly.
  2. Support opencaching API (OKAPI) to search/import/refresh/log caches from opencaching platforms.

Realizing step 1 would be a big step forward. If needed, I could provide a list of cache types and attributes which need to be added...

Step 2: maybe someone can write an addon with OKAPI support? opencaching4locus, like Arcao's geocaching4locus?

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As additional point, OKAPI seems to be very much same for ALL Opencaching sites.

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+1 from my side. Definitely opencaching.pl would be useful, now also using Locus for both, but with opencaching I need to manually import all caches which works fine but still having it automated and biult in Locus would be great