Creating a Pocket Query
Pocket Queries is a premium feature offered by Geocaching.com. This feature provides you with information on caches based on location, type, containers and the like, eliminating the need to keep going to the website in order to find a cache. Instead, the information comes directly to you.
In order to set up a Pocket Query, you must become a premium member of Geocaching.com. Once you do, follow the below directions:
Log into your Geocaching.com account.
Go to Your Profile and select Member Features.
In this window, go to Pocket Query Generator. You can also select the Build Pocket Queries option, which is located in the Premium Features menu.
Select Create a New Query.
- Give your query a name. You want the name to be descriptive so it will be easier to find later.
- Pick a delivery date and determine how often you want the query to run.
- Select the number of caches you want to receive per delivery. While you can receive up to 1,000, you may want to shoot for much less than that as it is difficult to wade through a large number of queries.
You can further refine your Pocket Query. For example, you can select Any Type or Any Container to receive all the geocache listings for your particular query. Alternatively, you may want to add some filters to reduce the overall number. For example, you can change the Difficulty or Terrain ratings. Make sure that you select the Is Active option. If not, you will also receive inactive caches.
Once you are done with your settings, select the area radius of the area that you want to search and choose whether you want LOC or GPX results. Generally, GPX coordinates provide much more information, including hints to help you find the cache. Click on Submit Information to start the query process.
When the query has run, you can press the Preview the Search option to see the list of results. You can then wait for the email or you can go ahead and download the search results.