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The cache details pages provide you all information about a specific cache. They can be opened by tapping on a cache in a list,from the live map or by direct search for the geo code of a cache.

The cache details are distributed over several tabs accessible by swiping from left to right or vice versa. Unless you changed this in the settings the details tab will always open first.
At the bottom section of each tab you can see the name of the current tab and you can also use this to navigate between the tabs. The top bar menu is the same on all tabs.

You can see the complete order of the tabs in the table below. Tapping on the images in the table will open a larger version, tapping on the headline will directly take you to the relevant section in this user guide:

Top bar menu

The top bar is available from all tabs and provides several functions related to the cache:

The icons shown in the top bar and the contents behind the overflow menu button are distributed dynamically based on your device resolution and screen orientation. Thus it might be possible, that more or less items can be found behind the menu button or instead shown as icons in the top bar on your device.
In case a menu entry is shown as an icon you can long press the icon to get a popup showing its function, unless the double command is provided (short and long press), as in the case of the preferred and secondary navigator option)

Icon Function Description
Preferred navigationA short tap on this icon will start your preferred navigation tool to navigate to the selected cache.
A long press will start your secondary preferred navigation tool.
NavigationWill open the complete list of available navigation tools.
Menu overflow buttonTapping here will open the menu of functions not fitting into the top bar on your device, thus being displayed as a list instead. The function shown in this list are also described in this table.
Log VisitThis opens the logging window to log the cache.
Toggle talkingWill start or stop the text-to-speech output of direction and distance towards the target.
You can also switch off the display once talking function has been started.
Open in BrowserWill open the cache either in your prefered internet browser or (if activated in cache detail settings) using a chrome webview inside of c:geo.
Open GeocheckerThis will open the geochecker of this cache in your web browser.

:!: This menu entry is only available if the cache description of this cache contains a link to a (known) geochecker.
Personal noteThis function will directly open the editor for the personal note, which can also be found in the description tab
WaypointsContaining a submenu with options concerning waypoints of this cache (see next chapter for explanation).
Share/ExportSubmenu which contains several options to share or export the cache or its information (see next chapter for explanation).
AdvancedContaining several advanced actions for the cache (see next chapter for explanation).

Waypoints submenu

Function Description
Remove user-defined waypointsThis will delete all self created waypoints contained for this cache.
This menu is only shown if the cache contains user defined waypoints.
Extract WaypointsThis function will scan the cache description for valid coordinates and automatically create a waypoint for each coordinate found in the listing.
This can be a helpful feature in case the cache owner did not create dedicated waypoints but only lists the coordinates in the cache description.
Prevent/Allow waypoints from noteActivating this function will prevent/allow, that c:geo extracts coordinates found in the personal note of this cache.

Share/Export submenu

Function Description
Share cacheWill share a link to the cache using the built-in Android share options.
GPXAllows you to export the caches as GPX file.
Field NoteWill export your offline log for this cache as field note file.

Advanced submenu

Function Description
Caches aroundThis option starts a nearby search around the coordinates of the cache and will display the results.
VoteThis will open the GCVote dialog for the cache.
Ignore cacheThis will put the cache on the servers ignore list.

:!: Ignoring a cache means, that this cache will never occur again when loading data from the geocaching server. You will only be able to see the cache again by unignoring it on the geocaching website.
Add to bookmark listWill open a menu to select the desired bookmark list (from the geocaching server) to which this cache will be added then.
Set cache iconAllows to set a user defined icon for this cache, which replaced the default cache type icon.

Details tab

This is the tab opened by default (unless you changed the behavior in the settings) and shows you the most important information about the cache.

Cache information

This section of the details tab provides information about the cache:

Line Description
NameThe title of this cache.
TypeType of the selected cache.
Geo codeGeo code of the selected cache.
StatusThe status of this cache. It will show you whether you have found the cache (incl. find date) or you stored an offline log for it. Furthermore it will provide info whether the cache is disabled, archived or for Premium members only.
DistanceDistance to the coordinates of the selected cache from your current position.
DifficultyDifficulty rating of the selected cache shown as decimal value as well as graphical.
TerrainTerrain rating of the selected cache shown as decimal value as well as graphical.
RatingShows the quality rating of this cache from GCVote if this service is enabled in the c:geo settings as decimal value as well as graphical.
The value shown in parenthesis is the number of votes given for this cache.
FavoriteThe amount of favorite points ( or recommendations (Opencaching platforms) the selected cache has been awarded. The percentage value is the amount of favorite points divided by the number of total finds.
Your RatingShows the rating you gave to this cache on GCVote if this service is enabled in the c:geo settings as decimal value as well as graphical.
OwnerThe name of the owner of this cache.
You can tap on this field to open a context menu to perform actions related to this owner.
HiddenThe date this cache was hidden.
LocationThe country/state/county of this cache.
CoordinatesThe cache coordinates.
You can tap on this field to show it in different other coordinate formats supported by c:geo.
Recent logsWill visualize the log types of the most recent logs for this cache (newest on the left).

You can long tap on some of the fields listed above to copy the information to your clipboard or share it.


This section of the details tab will show you the attributes the owner has assigned for his cache as a list of icons. The section might also be omitted, in case the owner did not assign any attributes for this cache.

You can tap on the attribute icons to get them shown as a textual list instead.

List Management

This section of the cache details provides several options to manage the storage state of the cache.

Icon/Option Description
This field provides information if the selected cache is stored on your cache lists and for how long the cache is stored (i.e. gives you an indication of how up-to-date the shown details are).
Tapping this button will refresh the cache information by updating it from the geocaching server.
In case the selected cache is already stored in your cache lists this field shows you the list(s) it is stored in. You can tap on the list name to open the list.
This button is only shown if the selected cache is not yet stored in your cache lists and will store it.
A long press on this icon will store the cache to the last used list, instead of asking for the list.
If the selected cache is already stored in your cache lists this icon is shown and allows you to modify the list or add the cache to another list.
If the selected cache is already stored in your cache lists this icon is shown and allows you to delete the cache from your lists.


This section allows you to add/remove the cache from your personal watchlist.

The watchlist is a function of the geocaching provider. Having a cache on your watchlist will make you receive a mail notification if a new logbook entry is added for this cache.

The or button will add/remove the cache to/from your watchlist. The Watchers: value shows you how many people have this cache on their watchlist.


This section shows, whether you awarded a favorite point to this cache.

The or buttons are only shown if you found this cache and will add/remove the cache to/from your favorites.

Waypoint tab

This tab contains all information about the waypoints of the cache. It will show the waypoints defined by the owner and allows you to add your custom waypoints for this cache.

The waypoint information is structured like this:

Line Description
TitleIcon and title of the waypoint
Type and ReferenceWaypoint type and reference code (as provided by server) or Custom if the waypoint has been created by the user.
CoordinatesThe coordinates of the waypoint. The field might also be empty if either the owner did not provide coordinates for the waypoint or you created a waypoint without coordinates (or using the waypoint calculator not yet providing valid coordinates).

:!: You can tap on the coordinates to get them shown in other supported formats.
DescriptionContains the description for this waypoint.
This icon is shown at the right side of each waypoint if it has coordinates. A short tap will start your default navigation, a long tap will start the secondary preffered navigation towards these coordinates.

A short tap on the waypoint itself will the waypoint editor. A long tap on the waypoint will show a context menu providing more options for the waypoint.

Tapping on Add a Waypoint will open the waypoint editor to create your custom waypoint for this cache.

Waypoint types

Waypoints can have different types as listed below:

Icon (new) Name Description
Parking AreaParking coordinates related to the cache.
Question to AnswerA waypoint of a cache, where no physical stage of a cache is hidden but you typically have to answer a question, which might be provided in the description of the waypoint.
Stage of a Multi cacheA waypoint of a cache, where a physical stage is hidden providing more information to solve the cache.
TrailheadThe coordinates of this waypoint typically provide a guidance about the path to use to reach the cache or the next waypoint.
Reference PointA generic reference point, which can be used for multiple purposes.
Final LocationProviding the location of the final cache container.

Waypoint editor

The following table provides a description about the input fields of the waypoint editor:

Section Description
Tapping on the coordinate field will open the coordinate input dialog.
After entering the coordinates you can use the Bearing and Distance fields to perform a coordinate projection. After saving the waypoint the coordinates will be calculated according to the projection data.
Tapping this field will open a drop down menu to choose the waypoint type.
You can enter the waypoint title and user notes for this waypoint in these fields.
The title field is prefilled automatically depending on the waypoint type selected.
Activating this box will set the waypoint as Visited, thus showing it with a tick icon on the waypoint list and making its icon background transparent on the map.
You can optionally replace the cache listing coordinates by the coordinates of this waypoint. This can be done either locally or (if the geocaching provider supports it) also on the geocaching server.
This is a helpful feature to move the cache icon to the real final coordinates (e.g. solved mystery cache or last stage of a multi cache) and also store the coordinates permanentely on the geocaching website.

Waypoint context menu

A long tap on a waypoint will open this context menu providing you the following options for this waypoint:

Option Description
EditStart the editor for this waypoint.
Same as short tap on a waypoint.
VisitedSet this waypoint as visited, thus showing it with a tick icon on the waypoint list and making its icon background transparent on the map.
Copy coordinatesCopy the waypoint coordinates to the clipboard.
Clear coordinatesDelete the coordinates of this waypoint.
This option is only available on custom waypoints.
Duplicate WaypointCreates a new waypoint using all information of the existing waypoint.
This option is helpful to clone a server defined waypoint in order to edit it afterwards.
Copy waypoint to clipboardCopies the coordinates of this waypoint into the system clipboard.
DeleteDeletes this waypoint.
This option is only available on custom waypoints.
CompassStart compass navigation to the coordinates of this waypoint.
NavigateOpen the full list of navigation options for this waypoint.
Caches aroundPerforms a nearby search for caches around the coordinates of this waypoint.

Description tab

Cache description

The description tab mainly contains the cache description the owner provided. Below the scroll able cache description you will find additional sections for the cache hint and for your personal cache note.

You can tap on the cache description to copy the text or parts of it to your clipboard. Furthermore you can use it to trigger translating the description into another language.

Hint section

This section contains the secret hint if the owner provides one. By default the hint is encoded (left picture) in order not to spoil the cache location. To decode it, simply tap on the encoded text (right picture).

If the owner uploaded a spoiler picture, you will find a tapable link to this picture below the hint text.

Personal note

This section contains your personal cache note. Notes you have entered on the geocaching server will be shown here (for synchronization with the server is only supported for premium members). The buttons below the note offer several options as explained in the table below:

Icon Name Description
Copy waypointsWill copy all self defined waypoints of this cache into the personal note. With this feature you can backup the waypoints you created for this cache into the personal note. As c:geo recognizes the used syntax such stored waypoints will be automatically recreated from the personal note.
Delete waypointsThis will delete the copied waypoints from the personal note.
Upload to serverUpload the local personal note to the geocaching server.
:!: On this is a premium member feature.
Edit personal noteThis will open the editor window, where you can edit your personal note.

This is the personal note editor window where you can enter or modify your personal cache note. Activating the checkbox Prevent waypoint extraction will prevent c:geo from automatically extracting coordinates found in the personal note into the waypoints of this cache.

If different cache notes exist on the server and locally in c:geo while the cache is refreshed, both notes will be kept and separated by - - -.

Logbook tab

The cache details can contain two different logbook tabs. The tab named Logbook contains the most recent 35 log entries of the cache, while the tab Friends/Own Logs contains all the logs of your geocaching friends (a server function of as well as all your own logs for this cache.

On the top of the logbook you will find the logbook summary of the cache, providing information about which type of logs and how many of them have been posted for this cache.

Below you will see a scroll able list with the log entries, each containing the username, the log date, the log type, the total finds of the user and the log text.
Color markes indicate the different log type allowing an easy distinction between “good” log types (e.g. found, activated) and “bad” log types (e.g. Not found, Deactivated).

:!: In case the log contains spoilers, the logging user can decide to encrypt the log entry. In this case you can tap on the log entry to decode the log text.

Tapping on the username will open a context menu with owner related search options.

Long tap on the log text allows you to copy part of the text or the whole log to your clipboard. Furthermore you can use it to trigger translating the log into another language.

Inventory tab

This tab shows the trackable inventory of the cache. The tab is only present if the cache contains trackables.

It will show the type icon and the name of the trackable. Tapping on a list entry will open the trackable detail page, providing more information about the trackable.

Image tab

This tab contains the images available for the cache. It will contain all pictures from the cache description as well as all pictures attached to logbook entries available in the logbook tab.

:!: This is not the same function as the cache gallery on the geocaching web page, as only the log pictures of the most recent 35 logs but not all are shown here.

Tapping on an image opens the picture in your default image viewer.

If the image contains coordinates in its header info, a small compass rose icon will be shown on the lower left corner of the image. In this case you can short tap or long tap on that icon to start your preferred or secondary preferred navigation. Long tap on the image itself will in this case open a context menu, where you can create a new waypoint with these coordinates.

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en/cachedetails.txt · Last modified: 2024/07/16 23:38 by murggel