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  1. markens

    highlight attribute in offline database

    I thought I tried this via the offline list ... button, and it only removed highlights from those caches currently in the list. Does this really remove highlights in other lists as well? Seems it should just be the current list. But the other option you mention (More tab) appears to be what I'm looking for, removing highlights across all devices and lists. It currently shows 643 highlights for me, which is exactly what I want to clear! I will try this when I'm done with current set of active highlights. A bit of background: I import caches into offline lists from gsak. I liberally use the gsak "user flag" method for setting highlight upon importing into cachly. And I often empty an offline list before importing more caches into it, leaving behind the highlight attribute. When I load a new set of caches (with different user flag/highlight combinations), the previous highlight attributes reappear on caches I don't want highlighted anymore. Being able to do a global clear of highlights solves my immediate issue. But a slight modification of the import process into cachly would make this much easier. My suggestion: When importing a gpx file into an offline list, first check to see if the gsak user flag is set for *any* cache in the set. If so, then that implies that the lack of a user flag is also important. Therefore, set highlight for caches with the user flag set, and *remove* highlight from caches with the user flag not set. (If the user flag is not set for any cache in the gpx file, then simply ignore stored highlight attribute as now happens.) To me, this is expected behavior when using the gsak user flag in this manner. If you don't want to make this default behavior, perhaps it could be made an option along with recognizing the user flag in the first place. Thanks!
  2. Questions about behavior of highlight attribute for caches in offline database. From what I see, the highlight attribute persists in the database even after the cache has been deleted from all offline lists. And so that same attribute is applied when an affected cache is seen again in an online search, or added to an offline list. While not expected, this behavior is useful much of the time. If a highlight needs to be adjusted or removed, it can be done as usual when a cache reappears on a list. But it would be useful to be able to remove the highlight attribute from all caches in the offline database, to prevent them reappearing again on new searches. Is it possible to do this? Other than deleting the app and reinstalling? Thanks.
  3. markens

    problem with exported logs

    Thanks!
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    problem with exported logs

    Also rebooted my phone with no change in behavior.
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    problem with exported logs

    Updated to 5.1.2(3) and tried several more tests: (1) Added a 7th pending log and exported as .txt -- same result (all seven logs show "(null)" as the log text. (2) Selected "Send Log Now" for the added entry, and sent it to gc. It was posted correctly (with the intended log text). (3) Deleted all pending logs (4) Wrote and saved a new log entry. Exported via .txt with same "(null)" log text as before. Submitted to gc using "Submit All Logs" button; it was posted correctly. So definitely an issue with exporting via .txt, at least in my instance. I've used this extensively as part of my normal work flow with no problem until now. Thanks.
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    problem with exported logs

    Yes, they all have log text in the "Message" field when I look at them in the Pending Logs section.
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    problem with exported logs

    The "message" field is missing in exported logs. Version 5.1.1(1) on ios 12.2. I have six pending logs, each with a log message saved. When exporting for use in GSAK I use the "Export .txt File" menu option under Pending Logs. This used to work fine! In 5.1.1, the message field is written as "(null)" instead of the saved log message. I usually export to Dropbox, but I also tried sending via email with the same result. Here's the .txt file written via either method: GC87EKZ,2019-05-23T17:50Z,Found it,"(null)" GC887J1,2019-05-23T18:06Z,Found it,"(null)" GC87ZQ0,2019-05-23T18:19Z,Found it,"(null)" GC87F3J,2019-05-23T18:30Z,Found it,"(null)" GC80R08,2019-05-23T18:44Z,Found it,"(null)" GC87ZYR,2019-05-23T19:35Z,Found it,"(null)"
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    Comments in auxiliary waypoints

    GPX file sent as requested. Thanks.
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    I Phone Compass Calibration

    Ah, this all makes sense. I only walked away 50' or so with the watch. Thanks for the info.
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    Comments in auxiliary waypoints

    I did a cache today that has several auxiliary waypoints with significant (and useful) note/comments. See https://coord.info/GC82PKY I knew the comments existed, but could not find them in cachly no matter what I tried. Investigation just now at home shows several things: - I imported the caches into cachly via a gpx file generated by gsak. The relevant notes are included in the gpx file in <cmt> tags within the <wpt> tags within the <gpx> scope. - The "Waypoints" list for the cache in cachly at this point just has name and coordinates (image 1 below) whichis what I saw in the field - Refreshing cache via GC Live API causes notes to show up in the waypoints list okay (image 2 below) Is gsak using incorrect xml tag for this (even though it is in the gpx scope)? Or is this a bug in cachly? I don't usually refresh caches loaded from gsak unless there is a specific need. I can provide the gpx for this one cache, but don't know how to include it in the post! Thanks.
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    I Phone Compass Calibration

    Quick followup regarding using compass: I tried using both cachly compass screen and native ios compass app today while out on the trail. Definitely worked better for me today than in the past. Issue of using it in the car remains, so having an option for GPS course following will still be useful. I tried tracking to the cache via cachly app on my watch as well. How does it determine where to point? Turning around had no effect. Neither did starting to walk away from the cache (it still pointed "up" on the watch cachly compass screen). Thanks.
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    I Phone Compass Calibration

    I have not used the ios compass app other than checking it at home, so good idea to compare it to Cachly. I'll give it a try tomorrow when I'm out and about. The compass app allows setting a target heading, so it will be interesting to observe how stable it is. I'll post what I find. The fact that GPS "course" reading only reacts to device motion is exactly what is good about it! Compass mode has its use but so does this mode. I agree it should be off by default. Thanks for considering it!
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    I Phone Compass Calibration

    Thanks for the clarification about follow mode. I'm currently using an iPhone SE, but have had similar issues with previous devices. The most pronounced problems are indeed in the car, and so the metal would be a factor. But I also have issues with it out on the trail with no metal around at all. "Calibrating" the compass has no useful effect for me. This all adds up to a good use case for the feature I am asking for: provide an option to use device motion to determine North when navigating on the compass page. I find it much more stable and accurate overall. Is this possible? I have been using my trusty Garmin handheld but would love to use Cachly more often to navigate since I already have it open to the cache info. Thanks!
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    I Phone Compass Calibration

    Bumping this topic. I am loving new 5.0 functionality, especially premium maps. But navigation using the compass page continues to be frustrating to me, for reasons discussed in this thread. In general, I have never had a satisfactory experience navigating with a GPS compass pointer in traditional compass mode because it never seems to point accurately despite calibration attempts. I much prefer the mode where the device's motion (changing coordinates) determines which way is considered N (as is used on many standalone GPS units), and find it a much more accurate method of navigating to a target which is more than a hundred feet away or so. Is this the "follow" mode you're discussing in the previous post? I do see the three follow modes while navigating on the map page. But nothing on the compass page. If this functionality already exists, I would love to know how to use it. Otherwise, please consider this a strong request for enhancement. Thanks!
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    posting logs for owned caches

    I thought this might be the case. Thanks for the confirmation, and the info that this is fixed in upcoming release.
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