GCA Cache API
Geocaching Australia has developed a read-only JSON based query system for external applications to access cache data in real time.
This psuedo-API is READ ONLY at the moment until a suitable authentication model is developed.
NOTE: Only Geocaching Australia geocaches and logs are available to be pulled through this API.
Successful requests will receive a HTTP 200 Code, whereas failed requests will receive HTTP 400 with a description of the error in the body text.
The cache query url is: http://geocaching.com.au/caches/gca.json
The data returned is in JSON array format and is pretty simple to figure out.
The following parameters can be used:
center=<lat>,<lon> the center point of the returned caches in ddd.dddddd format
limit=<integer> The number of caches to return. If omitted the default is 50, maximum is 200
cacher=<cachername> If searching using Unfound, Found and Owned this parameter is mandatory
unfound=1 Returns caches that the cacher hasn't found
found=1 Returns caches that the cacher has found
owned=1 Returns caches that the cacher owns
NOTE: unfound, found and owned should not be used in combination, but rather as separate queries
include=<string of cache types> Include only the cache types specified
exclude=<string of cache types> Exclude the cache types specified
eg to include ONLY Multis, Trads and Trigs you would use &include=MTZ
List of cache types:
B - Moveable
C - Cache In Trash Out
D - Beacon
E - Event
H - Burke and Wills
I - Wherigo
L - Locationless
M - Multi-cache
O - Other
P - Podcache
R - Earthcache
T - Traditional
U - Unknown or Mystery
V - Virtual
W - Webcam
X - Letterbox
Y - Mega-Event
Z - TrigPoint
This function returns all logs on a particular cache.
The URL is http://gcatest.com.au/cache/<waypoint>.json