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Your Pocket Queries

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Pocket Queries are custom geocache queries that can be downloaded from the website. They are in a format you can bring along with you on cache hunts on your GPS and/or PDA. You can select a GPX or LOC text file that works with supported software applications. You can run a Pocket Query once or set it to run automatically on a daily or weekly basis. Queries that contain 500 geocaches or fewer can be delivered as an email attachment. You can run up to 5 pocket queries every 24 hour period, but each individual search can run only once per day.

See detailed instructions on creating your first Pocket Query. Learn how to use other Premium Features.

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Pocket Query Legend

  • Standard Pocket QueryStandard Pocket Query
  • [Bookmark Pocket Query]Bookmark Pocket Query
  • User Route Pocket QueryUser Route Pocket Query
  • Preview Your Pocket QueryPreview Your Pocket Query
  • Preview Your Pocket Query in Geocaching MapsPreview Your Pocket Query in Geocaching Maps
  • Copy Attributes of Pocket QueryCopy Attributes of Pocket Query

You can create up to 1000 queries. However, a maximum of 5 queries can be run each day. Searches with lines through them are deleted searches that ran in the last 24 hours.

How Pocket Queries Work

Due to the complexity of Pocket Queries, a dedicated machine processes them in batches throughout the day.

The order they run is based on the last time the query ran last. Priority goes to new queries first, and the others run in the order of the oldest generated. So if you have a query run once a week it will arrive on that day much faster than someone who runs the query every day. It is recommended that you stagger your queries. Or even better, create new queries only when you need them.

If you don't need the files for your GPS or smartphone, you can also run your Pocket Queries on the search page. This is also a great way to ensure that your Pocket Queries are returning the results you want.

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