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Hello all!

I'm curious if you can build a route from a GPX (or another file type) or any other way to view caches near a particular route.

What I'm trying to do:

The community is going to be building a power hiking trail along 47 miles of trail surrounding our city. Most of this trail is hiking and not accessible by car. Therefore, I would like to import a custom route in project-gc to see all caches in our area that intersect with the route (come in contact by radius). I've exported the GPX route from Garmin BaseCamp, so it could also be a GDB, CSV, KML, TCX, or Tabbed Text file. As I've solved most the mysteries/multis in town, I'm trying to think of a way I can view final GZ of non traditional caches to warn section owners (adopters/volunteers) of potential placement conflicts--without giving them the GZ coords of a nearby non-traditional caches.

I did look at the GPX tagged topics and searched for the answer previously. I don't think this has been asked before. Apologies if I missed this question.

in Support and help by Wæki3_KL6 (570 points)
I would be interested in exactly the same thing.
I have a gpx for a bike tour and would like to see caches along the route and add them to the route.
want to take this feature request to the knowledge of the site owner and his team.
There a several good and specialized routing tools as apps and on the internet. I use a motor bike routing app, which deals with, what motor bikers like. The route can exported and thus why not imported into the PGC router, which then enriches the route with caches the geocacing motor bike likes "to have a break".

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This is not something that you can do using the standard functions. I suppose it would be possible using a browser extension. When I use to plan a caching trip and have their browser extension active, my trip currently selected on will appear on the map in all my Project-GC searches (where I could easily activate 161 meter circles). This would require programming, though. I have no idea haw difficult it would be since I'm not a web frontend person.
by pinkunicorn (Moderator) (179k points)