Good folder strategy for offline geocaching
I'm struggling to find a good strategy to store geocaches for offline use:
Currently, I've about 1500 caches stored in one folder, and that number is growing each week (I just like to have all the caches in an area which I visit available and keep those available if I would visit that same area later on). When I talk about area, I actually mean the province I live in, about 2.422 km².
I fill this folder by selecting a point in the city I'm going to visit on the map and using the "nearest geocaches" functionality, using the maximum number of caches to search (500). I than store these found caches in my geocaching folder, duplicates which are already in that folder are skipped.
However, I'm starting to notice that using this one big folder is getting slower: updating all caches in that folder takes a long time, and also restarting Locus is becoming slower due to the loading of all these geocaches. Since I expect that a lot more caches will end up in this folder (I've only store a little part of my province currently), I'm afraid that my current strategy is not the good one.
An alternative I was thinking about creating a folder per city. This however has some drawbacks:
- If I want to update all geocaches of all cities stored, this would be a kind of hassle: I have to select each folder one by one and do the update per folder
- When using the "nearest geocaches" to fill a city-folder, geocaches in the border area between two cities would end up duplicated in the folders of both cities. As far as I know, the duplicate check when importing is done against the target folder, not against other folders.
- In the case of duplicate caches, I also end up with an additional selection list when selecting a geocache on the map, in which I have to select the specific folder first.
So, I'm not sure how to continue. Any tips and hints are welcome to get me to a good, workable approach to store a lot of geocaches.
Thanks in advance!