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Bulk downloading to a Dakota 20 
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Post Bulk downloading to a Dakota 20
I hope this isn't a silly question but I'm wondering if it's possible to bulk download Geocaches to my GPS. I occasionally travel to parts of the country I'm not overly familiar with. It'd be nice if before I went I could bulk download every geocache for the area I'm going. I could then use the "Nearest Cache" feature and if by chance, my wanderings take me near a cache, excellent. If they don't, well, bulk delete when I come home.
The alternative is that I could patiently work out where I'm going and then download likely looking individual caches. Basically I'm being lazy and wondering if others have been down this path before me?


14 June 11 7:45 pm
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Post Re: Bulk downloading to a Dakota 20
there are a couple of methods but the most popular is to use the premium feature : Pocket Query and download them to GSAK and use that to load into GPS .
I think this was mentioned in another thread.


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Post Re: Bulk downloading to a Dakota 20
GC and GCA both have the facility to do caches along a route, which is handy for those road trips!


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Post Re: Bulk downloading to a Dakota 20
Tasmania has a plethora of GCA caches.

Set up a GCA My Query.
http://geocaching.com.au/my/query/
Click on create New Query
http://geocaching.com.au/my/query/new

Select 1000 caches
Give it a meaningful name
Tick Is Available
Select Australia
Select Tasmania
Click the New Button

You now have the ability to:
See the caches on Google Maps
Send them directly to your GPS
Download a ZIP of GPX file

If you want the file each week, select a day of the week and a ZIP GPX file gets emailed to you, straight to you inbox.

Enjoy.


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Post Re: Bulk downloading to a Dakota 20
Excellent. Thank you very much. I think my question is answered. :D


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Post Re: Bulk downloading to a Dakota 20
Dredging up an old thread, but I took advantage of my Ray's VIP membership and the post-christmas 26.5% off, to add a Dakota 20 to the family.

On the Mac, I simply downloaded the .GPX files with the caches of interest (one from GCA, the other from GC.com), plugged the Dakota into the Mac and when it appeared in the devices list, copied the GPX files into the GPX folder and ejected he device. Then, when I started the Dakota up and went to the caches list, there they all were, both GC and GCA caches listed and present on the basemap.

I haven't actually been caching with it as yet, but for paperless caching the Dakota 20 certainly looks like a big step up from the old faithful Etrex, which only read LOC files, showed caches listed by GC code, and wouldn't read GPX files at all.


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