Waypoint management software

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Waypoint management software allows you to keep lists of geocaches on your computer. Depending on your computer setup, you could download waypoints in GPX format to your GPS and cache descriptions to your PDA. This saves you from re-typing coordinates and printing out huge volumes of paper.

Overall, Aussie cachers prefer GSAK, partly because it's made by Western Australian geocacher ClydeE, but mostly because it works well! The Geocaching Australia Forum has a support thread on GSAK. The beauty of GSAK is that it is created by a programmer that caches, rather than a cacher that programmes.

The most popular waypoint management software packages are:




Pocket PC


See also GPS software - Pocket PC




Mobile Phones

  • GeoMob - View caches on your mobile. GSAK macro available.
  • Trimble Geocache Navigator - Paperless Caching on-the-go and "Magic Arrow" in one for recent Nokia Phones with inbuilt GPS (or a bluetooth GPS). Requires data connected Nokia Phone (S60 3rd Edition).
  • Pocket Pocket Query - Great Paperless Caching program. Upload your PQ files (or a GPX file from GSAK) and the Pocket Pocket Query site gives you an individualised download for your phone. Dozens of phones catered for (37 at last count!). Support Thread on the Geocaching Australia Forums.
  • mobile.geocaching.com.au - Geocaching Australia on-the-go! Not quite a software solution, but if you can access the internet from your mobile, a very good option for looking up cache info.