What does the "Only computed" option in the geocache filter mean?

a544jh shared this question 9 years ago
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I`m guessing it has something to do with solved puzzle caches, but how do you use that feature? I tired changing coordinates manually and also on gc.com, then importing the gpx file, but the option has no effect so what is it supposed to do?

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for this should be better answer from someone more familiar with geocaching then me, anyway final waypoints are usually points with computed coordinates that are attached to geocache and have specific name. Usually it starts with "FI" + part from GC code. When you import such geocache into Locus, it should be (if enabled in settings) move to this waypoint coordinates and will be marked with small star in corner.


When you edit coordinates on web and then import this cache into Locus, it should work correctly since last 2.4.3 version (there we small issue in previous versions)


Anyway I`m sure here are people much more familiar with these GC stuffs ...

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It`s exactly like Menion said, it works like this (just tested):


- for a solved mystery cache, click on the pencil next to the coordinates in the cache listing on gc.com and enter the corrected coordinates.


- make sure that "Settings -> Geocaching -> Move to final Waypoint" is checked


- import the cache (e.g. by importing a pocket query via the GC Live API)


- the cache icon will show a small star in the corner


- setting the filter to "only computed" will show only those caches with corrected coordinates


Another way to avoid changing the coordinates on the mobile device is to put a text like "Final: N xx° xx.xxx E y° yy.yyy" in the personal cache note on gc.com and import the cache via geocaching4locus. This will add an additional waypoint to the cache named "Final" (or whatever you used as description before the colon), but won`t move the cache itself to the corrected coordinates.

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I would like to comment on the second paragraph - apparently, right now also the add-on geocaching4locus moves the cache itself to the corrected coordinates (when you have personal note Final: xxxx available)...

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unfortunately, now I have tried also the first option and it is not working like that :(... yes, after the import (Geocaching Live), the geocache is moved to a new/corrected location, but it does not get the "small star in the corner", so I have no way to know which cache is computed and which not :(... probably the geocaching changed something as both options are not working now as they were before when "mambofive" wrote that 1 year ago...


so, is the "computed" working now only for caches imported by add-on?

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oh, I have found the reply now in thread:


https://getsatisfaction.com/locus/top...


unfortunately....

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