Return to Project-GC

Welcome to Project-GC Q&A. Ask questions and get answers from other Project-GC users.

If you get a good answer, click the checkbox on the left to select it as the best answer.

Upvote answers or questions that have helped you.

If you don't get clear answers, edit your question to make it clearer.

+2 votes
1.3k views
Project-gc does have access to the personal cache notes, so is there a way to include the Personal Cache Notes in the CSV or GPX export of a VGPS?
in Support and help by Biesmugga (250 points)

2 Answers

0 votes
Project-GC will extract corrected coordinates from the personal cache note field and include that in the VGPS, but currently not any other text.
by pinkunicorn (Moderator) (182k points)
0 votes
We are following the standard GPX file format by Geocaching.com. This does not have a field for cache notes. Even if we added them, there would be no software that would read it. It would have to be developed by the users themselves.

Adding them to the CSV files would be technically possible. All new-lines would have to be replaced by something else though, since CSV is one line per item.

What's the use-case?
by magma1447 (Admin) (237k points)
I think the use case is clear -- the offline caching. I think GeoGet maybe even GSAK (not using that) certainly has a way to export the personal cache note. For a consumer application, I would check Locus Map.
In the simplest case, the whole text can be in the last "virtual" cache log, which should be readable in all the applications.
Actually the standard GPX file format by Geocaching.com does have a field for personal cache notes. Here is an example where a variable for a Bonus cache has been recorded in the personal cache notes field of a geocache on the geocaching.com platform:

<groundspeak:personal_note><![CDATA[D = 2]]></groundspeak:personal_note>

Just the fact that groundspeak doesn't include this information in their pocket query gpx doesn't mean that project-gc can't do it.

The example shown above originates from a GPX export by Locus Map. Here is a list of tools which upon GPX export include personal cache notes:

  GSAK
  cgeo
  Locus Map
  cachly
  Geo Print (browser extension)

And here is a list of those who don't:

  geocaching.com pocket queries
  project-gc vgps export.
...