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Installing Pocket Queries


Pocket Queries are custom Geocache queries for premium members that you can have e-mailed to you on a daily or weekly basis from www.geocaching.com. For information on building a pocket query, click here.

Installing Pocket Queries from E-mail
  1. After getting the e-mail with your pocket query results, save the attached zip file to your computer.
  2. Unzip the pocket query file. There will be two extracted files, one with a xxxxxxx.gpx filename and one with a xxxxxxx-wpts.gpx filename.
  3. Connect your Magellan eXplorist GC receiver to your PC using a USB cable.
  4. When prompted, select “Connect to PC”.
  5. On your PC, open the MAGELLAN directory.
  6. Drag the file xxxxxxx.gpx to the ‘Geocaches’ folder and the file xxxxxxx-wpt.gpx to the "Waypoints" folder.
  7. The data will be transferred to your receiver and the Geocaches are ready to use. (You need to disconnect or reboot the receiver to exit the “Connect to PC” screen)


Installing Pocket Queries from VantagePoint


VantagePoint is a software package from Magellan that is the perfect add-on for Magellan eXplorist GC receiver users that want to get the most from their receiver. To get your free copy of VantagePoint, click here and select the download button. Follow the instructions to install VantagePoint. Once VantagePoint is installed on your PC follow the instructions shown below

  1. Launch VantagePoint and select Pocket Queries from the Geocache menu.
  2. Enter your User Name and Password for www.geocaching.com and select “Login”.
  3. After logging you in to geocaching.com, VantagePoint will get the pocket queries you have created and display them in the bottom window.
  4. Check one or more of the pocket queries you want to install and press “Install”. The waypoints and Geocaches will be sent to VantagePoint and selected for use by VantagePoint.
  5. Connect your Magellan eXplorist GC receiver to your PC using a USB cable.
  6. When prompted, select “Connect to PC”.
  7. Click on the Sync Button in VantagePoint.
  8. The Waypoints and Geocaches to be transferred appear in the popup window. Click “OK”. The data will be transferred to your receiver and the Geocaches ready to use.

Note: Quite often you will be installing Geocaches and waypoints that are already in your receiver. While the receiver stores all of the Geocaches and waypoints loaded, it will only display the most current version.


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