Note: This page describes the development version of GPSBabel. It may substantially differ from the latest released GPSBabel.

Geocaching.com .loc (geo)

This format can...

  • read and write waypoints

This format has the following options: deficon, nuke_placer .

This format supports the Geocaching.com/EasyGPS ".loc" format. This format was created specifically for Geocaching.com and is not the same as the standard EasyGPS .loc format. See the EasyGPS or GPX formats for more general EasyGPS support.

This is a simple XML-based format containing only very basic information about geocaches. If you can use the GPX format from Pocket Queries instead, you should consider doing so as it is a much richer format.

We have a separate page describing how to send from Geocaching.com pages to GPS

deficon option

Default icon name.

This option specifies the icon or waypoint type to write for each waypoint on output.

If this option is specified, its value will be used for all waypoints, not just those that do not already have descriptions. That is, this option overrides any icon description that might be in the input file.

There is no list of valid values for this option.

This option has no effect on input.

nuke_placer option

Omit Placer name.

If this option is specified, GPSBabel will not read geocache placer information from a .loc file on input. That is, it will ignore any placer names in the input file.

This option has no effect on output.