Geocache Proximity Alerts
 


Preparation

1. Create an empty 'GC Proximity POI' directory on your computer.


2. Place desired custom POI symbol (*.bmp) in new directory.

 

 

 

 

Create CSV

 

GSAK

1. Open GSAK database containing geocaches loaded to your GPSr.


2. Create + Enable a 'View' in GSAK that displays only the data specified here.


3. Select 'File' > 'Export' > 'CSV or TXT ...'


4. 'GC Proximity POI' directory should now contain one *.bmp file and one *.csv file with identical names.

 

5. Continue to POI Loader Installation.

 

 

 

 

 

Excel

1. Create new Excel worksheet.


2. Manually enter required data into the first four columns for each geocache as specified here.


3. Repeat process for each geocache as desired:


4. Save Excel worksheet in 'GC Proximity POI' directory as '*.csv' using identical filename as POI symbol from Preparation Step 2:

 

5. Continue to POI Loader Installation.

 

 

 

 

 

Notepad

1. Open Notepad application.


2. Manually enter required data for each geocache on one line using a comma to separate the information as specified here.


3. Repeat process on a new line for each additional geocache as desired:


4. Save file in 'GC Proximity POI' directory as 'All Files (*.*)' using identical filename as POI symbol from Preparation Step 2:

 

5. 'GC Proximity POI' directory should now contain one *.bmp file and one *.csv file with identical names.

 

6. Continue to POI Loader Installation.

 

 

 

 

 

POI Loader Installation

 

1. Connect desired Garmin GPSr via USB and open Garmin POI Loader.



2. Select 'Garmin Device'.



3. Choose desired GPSr.



4. Select 'Install new custom POIs onto your device.'



5. 'Browse' to 'GC Proximity POI' directory and enter desired name for POI file on GPSr.



6. Make selections as show below and enter desired Alert Distance.



7. POI Loader compiles and transfers selected data to GPSr.

 

8. New *.gpi file visible in GPSr:\Garmin\POI directory:

 

9. Disconnect and restart the GPSr.

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