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    Measure Distance tool

    cachetur.no has a walking mode you can set between caches and switch to driving mode when you take the car to a cache. It factors that into route time calculations. It also factors cache DT into estimating how long you will spend at each cache.
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    Challenge Caches

    You would think they would want to keep it clean but if it is a Trad my filter on Mystery type would eliminate it anyway so no big deal.
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    Challenge Caches

    The FTF tag is placed on a cache based on it not being logged yet. It would be handy to flag Challenge caches in some way visually based on it being a Mystery/Puzzle type and having "challenge" in the name.
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    Friend's logs

    This is where I draw the line. If I have to go back more than 50 caches to find a friend, the odds of my friend remembering things from that far back are slim. If I'm desperate and have data, I go to the webpage and load all back logs and do a "find" on likely friend names.
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    Can’t hide a cache radius

    Create a draft cache with your desired location and add a reviewer note saying "Location check only. Cache not deployed or ready for publication". They will say "Yes, your location is fine at this time" and you can proceed for they will say your location has a collision with a cache you can't see and (at least in my area) tell you which cache is the collision (They won't tell you exactly where it is though)
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    Friend's logs

    I guess it would be handy but when I get stuck I do these things: 1) Read the description again and then the hint 2) read earlier logs for insights. During this process, I note any friends I might want to contact. 3) PAF and often, I spot it just about when they answer 4) Declare loudly to the cache "I'm leaving now", walk away but return for one last look - funny how this sometimes works
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    cego features

    He does specify only offline for this feature. Offline caches store some number of logs (is it 30?). Couldn't you match the Cachly friends list against those logs and flag that "friends have found it" with a way to see their logs from the offline set? 30 logs can go back a long time unless it is a very active cache so odds are good you would see your friends finds.
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    Export to a Bookmark List

    I am a GSAK novice but I found the Add to Bookmark List... feature. They require an existing bookmark list since everyone adding to list has such a need. I added 22 caches and it did it in about a second so I'm guessing GSAK is not using it's usual screen scraping to do this.
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    Export to a Bookmark List

    I haven't been keeping a list because I thought you had a master list. I can see providing you a set of features that I think make a nice related set of capabilities, but I don't have insight as to whether they would naturally be best implemented together. What's your pleasure? I can trawl ok'd posts to make a list and even rank it per my desires.
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    Export to a Bookmark List

    Features requested here would make this simpler.
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    Export to a Bookmark List

    I do this fairly frequently. Make an empty list. Copy your full list to it. In the copy filter, for example, Has Corrected Coordinates=Yes. In the original, filter Has Corrected Coordinates=No. Then in the copy, choose action Delete Filtered Caches. In the original list do the same action. You have now split the original list into two, the original with Corrected Coords and a copy without them.
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    Challenge Caches

    Too bad
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    Challenge Caches

    As it stands, you have to filter them on "challenge" in the title possibly picking up false positives. Then highlight the filtered results and return to Map View where you can now see them in context with your route planning. Of course, if you were using highlighting for some other purpose, you will now be uncertain. There is no definitive way to know short of looking at the listing but well into the high 90% mystery with challenge in the title are really challenges and I don't think reviewers will let a new mystery publish that has challenge in the title and is not a Challenge cache. An FTF marker may sometimes lie to if the finder has not yet logged it.
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    Export to a Bookmark List

    You can add individual caches to a list but not a group. One impediment is the API does not allow creating a bookmark list. If it already exists, I guess Cachly could add one of its lists to that bookmark list.
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    Convert map to PDF or ideally Paper

    I can think of three possibilities: - A plugin for Chrome named Geoprint. I think it is German and you would need translation. It integrates with geocaching.com so you can add caches to the map from the web page. - cachetur.no: A new trip planning tool from @Thomfre, a great Norwegian cacher. Attached is part of a printout generated from it. It does not import GPX's though but as I recall can do bookmark lists and just lists of GCcodes to put in the route. It can do route optimization. - furkot.com: A non-geocaching trip planning tool that I like because it gives me detailed times to arrive/leave a cache. The only fiddly thing is you need to import the trip from a csv file wtih DD format Lat/Lon and column headings it expects. It can optimize the route and do printing.
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    Challenge Caches

    It's not an algorithm so much as a user-curated DB of the false ones plus ones that are Challenges but lack the word in the name. Still icon type plus word would produce relatively few positives. I know I can do a filter but then I can't see other ones of interest along my route. Multiple color highlights plus multiple lists viewable at once would take care of this need for me in Map View.
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    Any San Antonio clubs

    I can understand not wanting to get involved with FB. Here is recurring event in the area that seems well attended so if you drop in on it, you bet you can get in touch. https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC7KBGR_middle-of-the-day-middle-of-the-week-event-28
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    Any San Antonio clubs

    Search Facebook for San Antonio Geocaching. I see a group with 388 members. I bet they have events. Join up and find out.
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    Wherigo player

    Wherigos where the author did not obfuscate the cartridge have human-readable text strings and typically the final coordinates.
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    Different colour highlights

    Amen. I've got a long road trip sandwiched around the Giga and a ton of planning is going into doing most of it solo.
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    Different colour highlights

    A second thought. You could put the words Orange, Pink or maybe HighFave, Oldie,... in your Cache Note and filter on text contains to get just a subset visible. Granted, it does not give you the "at-a-glance" view of several types at once on the map. A different approach once the map can show different lists at once would be to add a highlight color at the list level that applied to any cache in Map View from that list.
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    Different colour highlights

    A feature GS never implemented despite lots of requests. It would be handy.
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    Filtering how to

    This is not strictly filtering but I'm looking for a clever way to clean up part of an aggregated offline list. The list was formed by copying several lists to a single one. I copied Year 2001 hides, webcams, and Cache Across America all focused on West Virginia. Then looking at the map it became clear that the large cluster of caches at the East side of the state were not in range for this driving trip. That left 3 on the west side of the state. What I would love to be able to do is just put those in the Map Bounds and "Delete Visible Caches". Alas, there is no such function. My solution was to manually add those three to another list, then filter on West Virginia and Delete Filtered Caches and finally copy those three back to the aggregated list. Any other clever way to do this? Maybe highlight those three, filter on West Virginia plus not highlighted and then delete filtered caches. That might have been one step shorter. This is a subtle way to ask for some actions on the current visible caches in offline. Handy ones would be: Delete Visible, highlight visible, remove highlight of visible.
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    Learning Issues

    Sounds like a candidate for the FAQ page
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    Consistency: Has Photos

    Should the Has Photos setting be title Has Images? They are called images everywhere else.
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