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Solved puzzles ignoring corrected coords

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I am calling this a bug, but it might be a feature request: On the solved puzzles page it states: If a cache has both corrected coordinates and a cache note with coordinates in it, the corrected coordinates will be used.

However if there is a cache note that has no coordinates, PGC ignores the corrected coordinates. Given that cache notes are the only way to retrieve caches that might have corrected coordinates, should they not be checked regardless, rather than only if coordinates exist in the notes? Has something failed here?

asked Jun 10, 2016 in Bug reports by the Seagnoid (Expert) (34,120 points)
As far as i understand, will pgc detect the coordinates in the notes better than the corrected coordinates from the cache.
See ganja's answer here:

http://project-gc.com/qa/?qa=7511/corrected-coordinates-for-unknown-caches

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Corrected coordinates are not ignored because there is a cache note. It's however two completely different methods to retrieve the data from Geocaching.com.

You should not expect Project-GC to ever find the coordinates in the "corrected coordinates" field if you don't specifically ask for it when building a GPX file from the VGPS system. It may very well find it, but the chance is fairly low.

Basically it comes down to the fact that the Geocaching LIVE api supports "Get all cache notes" but it doesn't support "Get all corrected coordinates". In other words, to find all your corrected coordinates, every single multi and mystery needs to be fetched with your access token from Geocaching.com. That's about 1 million geocaches, and the rate limit is somewhere around 5000 per day. So it could in theory be solved, but would take about a year, which would then be the average latency to find the data.
answered Jun 10, 2016 by magma1447 (Admin) (208,230 points)
selected Jun 12, 2016 by the Seagnoid (Expert)
What has happened is that I confused the term "corrected coordinates" in the FAQ with the geocaching term. They are not the same thing.
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To add, to the current answers, this is already covered in the FAQ

How does corrected coordinates work?

basically mentioning what ganja already said

answered Jun 10, 2016 by Jakuje (Moderator) (89,360 points)
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