Search in track waypoints?

Tom Gilson shared this idea 12 months ago
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There doesn't seem to be a way to search for text that was entered when adding a new Waypoint when track recording. When I'm recording a track it is very useful to Simply add a waypoint with a photo or video of a place. that way when I display the track I've got all the photos and videos right there on the map. Beautiful! However when I search in points or tracks none of the description text I entered is searched.there seems to be no way to get back at the description of these waypoints. So one day I come across a house on a certain trail that has goats and geese. So I take a photo and add a description with the keywords goats and geese. However a year from now I remember where was that house with goats and geese? Alas, I can never get back at that text. It is lost forever embedded in that description that is never searchable. However if I had added a normal point, that is searchable, but not nearly as nice as the track Waypoint. Am I doing something wrong or is this an oversight?

Comments (1)


Issue confirmed by a short test record.

Yes, there is a difference.

a. Standard free waypoints (poi). Points inclusive description are saved into point folders.

b. Track waypoints. (+ add point at record). Track & points inclusive description both saved into track folders.

A search into (all) tracks folders > No result.

Probably Locus is only searching into the track descriptions ? (not deeper)

btw The point description is not lost as when displaying the (correct) track find the waypoints inc. description.