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What is your most favorite thing about Project-GC?

+57 votes
asked Sep 1, 2014 in Miscellaneous by pinkunicorn (Moderator) (152,990 points)
edited Sep 1, 2014 by pinkunicorn (Moderator)
DT Matrix, Badge Gen
Profile stats and challenge checkers!
all Features are brilliant :D
Would definitely have to be the bad logs....even though it's a rarely used tool....and it was broken for old logs (treating note logs as find logs, even messing up my find count in the profile stats) this tool makes sure you have an accurate find count on itself.
The Statistic and the challange checker ;)
The Stats and the TB discovering tool ;)
would have to be
1.Challenge Checkers
2. Statistics
3. Badge Gen ( I love using this to give me ideas on what my priorities might be)
Easy of use of Profile Statistics and also the challenge checkers. This saves so much time.

121 Answers

+2 votes
Let me pick these:

1. Favorite point statistics
This is a must look at for me when going abroad or spending some time away from home to find geocaches with a high quality or just the top tourist-attractions in a city.


2. Profile stats
A very comprehensive overway about the geocaching achievements. I really like it.
answered Dec 9, 2014 by Lineflyer (4,250 points)
+8 votes

The Map Compare is great if you plan a route with other cachers.


Der Kartenvergleich ist spitze wenn man mit anderen Cachern eine Route plant.

answered Dec 9, 2014 by hami+ (1,520 points)
+7 votes
Simply that it gives me a lot of unknown/hidden statistics... Almost every time I look at my stats I discover something new to aim for. It's a great motivation enhancer!
answered Dec 10, 2014 by gurulf (290 points)
+5 votes
Map DT Matrix, map hidden date and map hidden month!
answered Dec 10, 2014 by crko&Co (350 points)
+3 votes
My most favorite thing is the speed.

For example the profile stats. I still use the macro for stats and badges provided by GSAK. Main reason is the fact that I own caches that have two owners. In GSAK you can change the owner ID.  As soon as this option is avalible in P-GC I will use them.

Other thing is the speed. When I use a macro in GSAK I can get my self a cup of coffee and still have to wait. Using P-GC it is ready in an eye-wink
answered Dec 10, 2014 by Galan_Anelith (480 points)
+5 votes

Virtual GPS - for planning trips and quickly getting geocaches stashed into a GPX.
You did it how it should have been done in the first place by groundspeak. Fantastic work!

Since you asked for my most favorite thing I cannot name all the other things I like a lot... the "Discover TBs" tool, Challenge Checkers, "Solved Mysteries" Finder and so on... laugh

And since you also did not ask for what I would wish for... I also cannot write: a cache logging tool ... Not to get me wrong: You would not have to write my logs cool ... but editing (while displaying the geocache data) and automated logging of fieldnotes would be cool.

answered Dec 10, 2014 by bfiu (880 points)
edited Jan 16, 2015 by bfiu
+3 votes

My "most favorite thing" is the "Custom Filter". It's a really helpful feature to find exactly what you want :)

answered Dec 11, 2014 by geoGRAV (6,840 points)
+4 votes
I started out by using profilestats and now using more and more features. Comparing maps is a nice feature if your about to go out geocaching with a friend.
answered Dec 11, 2014 by FamBerggren (390 points)
+4 votes
I use almost every feature by daily basis, but the most handy tool must med "not found caches"
answered Dec 12, 2014 by Zontjuven (2,040 points)
+5 votes
Impossible to name only one thing among all the good ones.

Challenge Checkers


Find caches with missing D/T, date found, date hidden, month hidden

aaaannd - all the rest...
answered Dec 12, 2014 by Team Willnor (450 points)
+2 votes
Map Compare (w filter "Archived")


I am so addicted to find "Archived cache", so every time I planned a route, I will check any "archived cache" in that area, by the log, I can guess whether the container was still at gz.

Of course, I can get an extra smiley too!
answered Dec 17, 2014 by wanrex (1,290 points)
+1 vote
The Profile Stats of course, and the most favorised caches (% and Wilson) to select best caches to not miss.
answered Dec 17, 2014 by TofLaBeuze (5,420 points)
+2 votes
Unquestionably the speed for obtaining the different stats or filters and the fact to have no GPX to download or update contrary to GSAK ! cheeky
Map DT Matrix was a long time my favorite module.
Too bad that my Diamond badges Waymarks and Benchmarks can not be displayed and counted, otherwise it would be perfect ! wink
answered Dec 19, 2014 by Chickilim (1,350 points)
+1 vote
hide caches statistics
answered Dec 19, 2014 by mimh_de_benetnash (1,950 points)
+3 votes

The Challenge-checkers!

answered Dec 20, 2014 by C64 (360 points)
+3 votes
I found it very easy to gather info that was needed for a series on cache find/hide stats. Made the series a lot easier for me :D
answered Dec 21, 2014 by Na'wal (210 points)
+4 votes

I really like the project 360 degrees. Always I imagine where the user has traveled everywhere.

answered Dec 24, 2014 by Skarka a Pegas (230 points)
+2 votes
One more thing: The map showing challenge caches. I love this tool and I hoped since some years that this will be available one time, so thanks for that PGC !!!
answered Dec 24, 2014 by Torsten007 (6,060 points)
+1 vote

When I started using "Project GC" (through a hint of another cacher), I first found the "compare maps" the most useful feature, because planning common tours with other cacher colleagues is made easy. At the end of the current year I liked to use the "de-GAP-ing" my 366-matrix, which worked through generating such calendar entries (appointments "Find a cache today"). Currently I'm surprised and much pleased with lots of challenge checkers and their capabilities and the possibility to extend them with new markers for new tasks. I also until now used only one time caches along a route with the very good filter capabilities in combination with the virtual GPS, which is very helpful for planning.

Overall and over the time I'm satisfied with the stats generating in background and easy binding to GC profile, the very fast reactions by ganja (seeing in the forum here and on the site at all), which took me (initiated through a merchandise action some months ago) to the decision of paying this service and trying to convince more cachers of this great service. All the time a found more and more usable features and I guess, I'll find more the next time....

answered Dec 27, 2014 by itsbrody (2,260 points)
+2 votes
Compare maps is without no doubt the most useful tool in pgc. I use it daily. Not only to look for buddys cachestatus on trips, but also:

- Search for caches with certain type, name, size or D/T in a certain area.

- Look for "free" space on the map if placing a new cache. (or free space if brute force a mystery :-)

- Look for archived, but still able to log caches.  

answered Dec 28, 2014 by Zontjuven (2,040 points)
“Look for archived, but still able to log caches” ⇒ I’d be interested to know more about that…