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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 (560 points)

1 Answer

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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) (158k points)