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  1. elrojo14

    Benchmarking on Cachly

    Our Death Valley trip was cancelled due to the government shutdown, but we changed our Geocaching plans and found six fun benchmarks that hadn't been found in years. How could we tell? They were buried under an inch or two of dirt and moss. Cachly performed wonderfully. I sent my .gpx file to Tung8 and while I drove, he read the description and I snuck a peak at the map and where we were at. When we got close enough, we focused on the descriptions. The only thing is we saved the benchmarks as finds when we were done, but those won't upload to Geocaching for probably good reason and even the .txt file screws it all up. Which isn't a huge deal because I usually know what benchmarks I found by looking at my photos on my phone since I take photos of each one I find. Cachly is certainly a great option for those of you wanting to do paperless benchmarking where you don't have reception. If we can get it to do live benchmarking support, that would be awesome!
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    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.
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    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?
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    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.
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    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?
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    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.
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    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/
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    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.
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    Benchmarking on Cachly

    There aren't a ton of us out there, but we exist. Benchmarkers. There is absolutely no good benchmarking app for iPhone nor really anyway to download benchmark data and display it in an app for paperless benchmarking either. I just had an epiphany. The absolute, best Geocaching app on the market is Cachly. Hand down. Zero question to it. What about adding benchmark support to Cachly? I can see it only increasing Cachly sales since it will be the only iOS app that supports benchmarking. My biggest problem right now is paperless benchmarking when I don't have reception. I can probably download the .loc files from a page like this and it will give me listed coordinates and PUID. I can probably translate that data to a .gpx and probably use it in Cachly right now. However, for those of you not into benchmarking, the coordinates can be off by a quarter mile or more and the description is key. If I could even load a massive data file into Cachly that will display that .gpx data of the benchmark description, that would be huge for my offline benchmarking. Let me see if I can find some more knowledgeable benchmarkers into this discussion. Cachly would you be interested? Again the numbers might not be huge, but I would see a definite plus to figuring out a benchmark feature to Cachly and I would think it would only increase sales. Hopefully the work to make it work would be worth it. Thank you.
  10. I figured it out. That Rails to Trails #22 had (null) in it for the date and time and GC.com didn't like that. I went and edited out the parenthesis and insert a fake time and got it to upload. I am not sure why it didn't recognize a date and time on my original note.
  11. Trying to upload my logs file from yesterday and I get this. "cachly-07-14-2018-2203.txt" is not in the correct format. Here is the file. I am going to go look at it and see if I can figure out where it went wrong, but I figured you might want to check up on it too. I did notice that Rails to Trails #22 was null earlier. I am not sure if I messed something up there or not.
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    Display GPX Points on Cachly?

    That worked! Thank you!!!
  13. elrojo14

    Display GPX Points on Cachly?

    So does this mean I can add that into my GPX somehow or am I out of luck?
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    Display GPX Points on Cachly?

    Rather than make a new topic, I have created a list of points in Google Earth for an upcoming series of caches I am planting. I saved them as a KML from Google Earth then I used an online KML to GPX converter to get them into GPX. I put the GPX in Dropbox and tried to upload it to Cachly. I get the same problem I was getting here back in September. Nothing loads into my Offline List, but it doesn't say an error or anything. Here is my GPX. https://www.dropbox.com/s/ovayi1hr5g2ufut/KCC-1.gpx?dl=0 What am I doing wrong?
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    Display GPX Points on Cachly?

    I got it! I was using Chrome on my iPhone and that was the problem. I switched to Safari and it downloaded straight to Cachly and it works perfectly. Too bad I just finished the last Lab cache and am now sitting at dinner. Cachly wins again!
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