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About geocaching generally

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure-hunting game using GPS-enabled devices.

Basically, your task is to find a geocache that was hidden by another player. The hiding place is accurately located and its GPS coordinates are put on The coordinates are acquired from there and put into a GPS device that guides you to the geocache location. There you have to rely also on your senses to find the geocache. That's how the “traditional” geocaches work. Then there are lots of other geocache types - multi-caches, mystery caches, Earth caches, etc.


The geocaches' locations coordinates and further information is available only to registered geocaching members. Locus Map is a certified app-partner of

To use you need an account. There are two types:

  • Basic membership - free
  • Premium membership - paid

The most important difference between them is that as a Basic member you can display traditional caches only (no multicaches or mystery caches, etc.), import only 3 geocaches with full attributes a day directly to Locus Map and the geocache listing is available only at the website, not in the app.

Nevertheless, there is a way how to get more than 3 full geocaches a day to Locus Map with a Basic member account. It is provided by a cooperating application.

How to create a account

  • Fill in the form and agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.
  • Click Confirm.
  • Then you should receive an email from with validation instructions.
  • Tap the validation link in the e-mail.
  • You have successfully created a free (Basic) account.
manual/user_guide/geocaching/about.txt · Last modified: 2022/06/23 13:49 by mstupka