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  2. Nic Hubbard

    Benchmarking on Cachly

    This would have to be something provided by Geocaching HQ, but I will chat with them about it.
  3. Last week
  4. Tung8

    Benchmarking on Cachly

    Ideally, yes. If we could get the BM data like we get the cache data, then it would be seamless for BM hunting. If it was a feature of Cachly, then I wouldn't need to go through any other steps to do BM hunting.
  5. Nic Hubbard

    Benchmarking on Cachly

    Are you meaning this data would come from geocaching.com?
  6. Nic Hubbard

    Log Dots (green-found, red-dnf) in List View

    This is a feature in 5.0. Watch the Cachly blog and social media for a post about this soon.
  7. elrojo14

    Benchmarking on Cachly

    I just used the NGS site to find a bunch of datasheets and PIDS I needed to create some .txt files that I converted to .gpx and upload them to Cachly for my Death Valley run next weekend. That part is now working wonderfully. No doubt about it, Cachly has solved my offline benchmarking problems and I now can do full on paperless benchmarking anywhere. I would love to see this improved though where maybe it could also save the Geocaching benchmark logs and data along with photos and of course see Cachly do real time benchmark displays. There are not a ton of benchmarkers out there, but hands down if Cachly supported them fully, they would definitely buy Cachly.
  8. Team DEMP

    Log Dots (green-found, red-dnf) in List View

    Loading logs is required for this to be determined. When loading basic cache data, logs aren't downloaded/available to display this info. Might be a feature added in an upcoming release.
  9. Suggestion, add log dots (green--found, red--dnf, etc) on list view mode similar to GSAK for at-a-glance viewing of what caches are likely there and which caches are likely missing or in trouble. This will help in cache dense areas when trying to decide which caches to attempt when time is limited.
  10. Earlier
  11. Nic Hubbard

    Benchmarking on Cachly

    Yes, I sent them a question about this.
  12. elrojo14

    Benchmarking on Cachly

    Nic, is this something you can ask your contacts at Groundspeak about? Let them know you are interested in possibly using Cachly for benchmarking and asking them if it is possible?
  13. elrojo14

    Benchmarking on Cachly

    It has to be. Now I think the findbenchmarks.com gives you all of the benchmarks, not just the ones that are on the Geocaching snap shot they took in 2000. Which, I could always get over if I found a few that I couldn't log on Geocaching.com.
  14. Tung8

    Benchmarking on Cachly

    I'm with elrojo14 on how awesome Cachly is! The fact that it can be imported to an offline list and then used to see all the BM data is something that solves the last part of the problem for our searches. However, for me to make it work on my small, 16GB phone, I will need to be more selective on what BM I import. So, the front end of the process will be cumbersome, but the end result will be useful!
  15. Nic Hubbard

    Benchmarking on Cachly

    That would be my assumption, that they used that public data. Do you know if that is what findbenchmarks.com has done?
  16. elrojo14

    Benchmarking on Cachly

    So do you think the findacontrol used USGS data then to make its database? How did they list them and show them on a map?
  17. Nic Hubbard

    Benchmarking on Cachly

    Glad that this is working for you! That would be cool, but for that to happen Geocaching HQ would have to provide an API to do this, which I am not sure they will do.
  18. elrojo14

    Benchmarking on Cachly

    Ok, Cachly is just so awesome. It does download that .gpx and it displays it in a way that should be pretty easy to use. So Cachly has already won as being a way to easily see, navigate to, and read BM data! See the attached photos! Here are the challenges moving forward. The converting .exe won't do all of CA at once and so it has to be split up. This is bad because that means you would have to switch back and forth between offline lists to see if you are missing a benchmark or not. Edit: Tung8 says, "Just download them all into one list." Problem solved! i am back from lunch and downloading the first list now. I have nearly 200 GB free on my phone so I should be GTG. Next, it shows all of the benchmarks, not just the benchmarks that are on the Geocaching website. If I can't log it on Geocaching, I really don't care that much about it honestly. I would still love to see Cachly give me real time benchmark data when I am in reception. That would still be a really awesome feature.
  19. Tung8

    Benchmarking on Cachly

    It seems to work. Kind of. elrojo14 was able to import one of the two 325MB files to Cachly and it showed what was needed. He stopped the import at 20k "geocaches". I stopped my import at 23k "geocaches", which put my phone over the storage limit available. That import put the app over 1 GB in size. Needless to say, I didn't have enough available storage to use the app (or any other app). So, the import will work once we figure out how to only import the BM that we need. The process is still cumbersome and long, but it looks like it will work. Definitely not something we will use for casual benchmark hunting, but it looks like it will work for bigger trips.
  20. Nic Hubbard

    Benchmarking on Cachly

    Thank you. You are right, the GPX is massive. Have you tried importing the GPX into Cachly? It does work, and all the benchmarks and waypoints are created correctly offline. I didn't import the whole file, but only about 4500, but it worked. The data in the GPX is formatted just like a Geocache which make the import easy.
  21. Tung8

    Benchmarking on Cachly

    Sure. In this dropbox folder, you should see the text file that is downloaded from NGS and the converted GPX file. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/hx339wsim7jaa2v/AAC4z1dnyFQzB03I_Uibwr63a?dl=0
  22. Nic Hubbard

    Benchmarking on Cachly

    I don't use a PC, so I can't open the EXE file. Are you able to convert the WA file to GPX for me to look at?
  23. Tung8

    Benchmarking on Cachly

    elrojo14 asked me to post a link to the State benchmark datasheets. You can download the entire state information, but the files are huge! And, once you get them, they are almost unreadable. ftp://ftp.ngs.noaa.gov/pub/DS_ARCHIVE/DataSheets/ To make this file readable, there is a program that converts the NGS data to GPX data called, creatively, NGS»GPX. This makes the file readable in a number of ways: it allows programs like Google Earth to show the BM on a map with the description information, and it puts the gpx file in a readable format in a text editor (like Notepad). However, it makes the file much bigger in size. http://ngs.tsqmadness.com/ngsgpx/index.html The only way I've seen to make this work offline is to get the information into Google Earth, then select the BM that I want to visit and create a new Google Earth file with just those in it. The reason to pair it down is because the computer has a tough enough time handling the gpx file, let alone a phone. Once I have that Google Earth file, email the file to myself so I have the file stored on my phone. Then open the file in the mobile Google Earth app. All of this so I can have a paperless BM hunt.
  24. Nic Hubbard

    Benchmarking on Cachly

    Got it.
  25. elrojo14

    Benchmarking on Cachly

    findacontrol was a benchmarking app that would show you where benchmarks were on a map and allow you to click on them and read the data. It gathered the data from somewhere. As far as I am aware no one allows .gpx data import and easy data display. Otherwise I wouldn't be trying to make Cachly an even more superior app than it already is! Right now I am using a web based app to find them, but it's number one problem is it is web based and if I don't have connection, I don't have an app. https://findbenchmarks.com/
  26. Nic Hubbard

    Benchmarking on Cachly

    What this specific to Benchmarks, or just an app that could import the files?
  27. elrojo14

    Benchmarking on Cachly

    I believe there are state wide .gpx files you can download. I should have that information shortly for you. There have been apps in the past, but they don't work with iOS 12. findacontrol worked decently well for cell reception benchmarking. I am sure you have some non iOS 12 devices around to test it out on.
  28. Nic Hubbard

    Benchmarking on Cachly

    I would be happy to start a discussion about this. There isn't an API for viewing Benchmarks, or logging them, so the only real way to get them into Cachly would be to import them. Did you say there is a standard GPX format that they come in with associated data?
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