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In search of trackable tracking tool returning locations visited for a group of trackables since a specific date

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We have a project that tracks the spread of the zombie plague as if the vector were geocaching http://www.finditlogitspreadit.info.  This is accomplished by tracking the geolocations visited by zombie travel bugs (ZTB) that we release.  Currently, the update process is manual:

1 - Log onto Groundspeak and look at our trackables

2- Sort the resulting list by "last log"

3 - Move "backward in time" page by page to the date of the last update we did

4 - Starting there, visit every ZTBs page and hand count the places it has been since the last time we updated

5 - Work this process forward until we have counted every ZTB that has moved since the last update

6 - Manually add up all the counts.

As you might imagine, this is a time consuming and laborious process, as we currently have 280 ZTBs released.  We would like to be able to automate the process with a tool that queries Groundspeak's site for the applicable ZTBs, and returns a list/count/report that shows all locations visited (ideally down to the state, or first governmental division level), and the number of visits in each of those locations, since a specifically determined date.  Also, the number of total locations visited, and total number of ZTBs that moved.  We do not have access to Groundspeak's API, so we are hoping that a tool implemented through Project-GC, which does have access to the API might be possible.  It seems like Project-GC already has the ability to sort caches by location/country/governmewt administrative divisions, so if one has the data for a trackable, the same process should be possible. 

We would welcome  any thoughts that anyone has that would help to automate our process.

asked Mar 21, 2016 in Feature requests by Zekester & Simon (120 points)
I learned that the API does not provide (enough?) informations about trackables. So this would not be possible, i'm afraid.
I taught the same but ganja1447 said as a comment on another question that is was possible but to track all tb:s will take equal or more api call to gc.com then track all finds

If pgc dount do it you can do it in a roundabout way automatic with GSAK
 look at gcapi in the help
The minimal macro to fetch a TB travels is below just write to a file and use
The result is visible in the sqlite database and the variable
a copy from the built in SQL manager gives the following result in a strange parsed XML
https://staging.api.groundspeak.com/Live/v6beta/geocaching.svc/help/operations/GetTrackableTravelList
The api is badly described at https://api.groundspeak.com/LiveV6/geocaching.svc/help and i tested the GetTrackableTravelList metod.

I think that you can use the scheduling in windows to run it with a script automaticly.
Fetch all TB data and save to a file and upload to the server.
To get the location you could use https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/geocoding/intro#Geocoding




#GSAK macro
$data = gcapi("GetTrackableTravelList?tbCode=TB4XTDP","")
if $_GcApiError
# error running api so show error message
msgok msg=$data
else
# api OK now do what you want with the return data
endif
#end of macro

"XML"

/GetTrackableTravelResponse/Status/StatusCode    0
/GetTrackableTravelResponse/Status/StatusMessage    OK
/GetTrackableTravelResponse/Status/ExceptionDetails   
/GetTrackableTravelResponse/Status/Warnings   
/GetTrackableTravelResponse/Status   
/GetTrackableTravelResponse/TrackableTravels/xmlns:a    http://schemas.datacontract.org/2004/07/Tucson.Geocaching.WCF.API.Geocaching.Types
/GetTrackableTravelResponse/TrackableTravels/a:TrackableTravel/a:CacheID    3361435
/GetTrackableTravelResponse/TrackableTravels/a:TrackableTravel/a:DateLogged    2013-01-10T16:32:33
/GetTrackableTravelResponse/TrackableTravels/a:TrackableTravel/a:Latitude    39.366933
/GetTrackableTravelResponse/TrackableTravels/a:TrackableTravel/a:Longitude    -77.4283
/GetTrackableTravelResponse/TrackableTravels/a:TrackableTravel   
/GetTrackableTravelResponse/TrackableTravels/a:TrackableTravel/a:CacheID    3377092
/GetTrackableTravelResponse/TrackableTravels/a:TrackableTravel/a:DateLogged    2013-02-02T12:00:00
/GetTrackableTravelResponse/TrackableTravels/a:TrackableTravel/a:Latitude    39.3147
/GetTrackableTravelResponse/TrackableTravels/a:TrackableTravel/a:Longitude    -77.769283
/GetTrackableTravelResponse/TrackableTravels/a:TrackableTravel

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