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GSAK stands for Geocaching Swiss Army Knife and is a very popular piece of waypoint management software. Major features include:

  • Ability to store waypoints on your computer and download them to your GPS
  • Multiple databases
  • Conversion to many mapping formats
  • HTML output
  • extensive searching
  • macro support
  • backup and restore
  • distance/direction from other waypoints (including caches, locations, post codes) and much more.

GSAK loads GPX and LOC Waypoint files. These can be loaded directly from an email account, from a single file and by importing a whole folder of files. GPX files are available from two main sources.

  1. Pocket Queries on This is a Premium member service on that website. A Pocket Query is only going to provide geocaches that are initially listed on that site. It will give you a large part, but not necessarily the whole picture of geocaching in your area.
  2. Geocaching Australia GPX files which are free and available by selecting "Find > Available Caches", and then choosing a state. Presently, there is a small link on the bottom right of the page with the GPX file.