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Advanced Geocaching Tool for Maemo/N900

AGTL, developed originally for the Openmoko Freerunner and now in active development on the Nokia N900, is the all-in-one solution for on- and offline geocaching and makes geocaching paperless!

It downloads geocaches including their description, hints, difficulty levels and images. Searching for caches in your local database is a matter of seconds. No premium account needed.

Quick Start Guide

There's now also a quick start guide.

Features

Features include:
  • Map view - supporting Open Street Maps and Open Cycle Maps by default, configurable for other map types, including google maps.
  • GPS view - shows the distance and direction to the selected geocache.
  • Cache details - once a geocache is downloaded, all necessary details are available even in offline mode.
  • Paperless geocaching features - take notes for a geocache on the go, see the hints and spoiler images, check the latest logs.
  • Fieldnotes support - Ever came home after a long tour and wondered which of those geocaches you found? Never again: Log your find in the field and upload notes and log text when you're at home. Review them on the geocaching website and post the logs.
  • Multicache calculation help - Let your phone do the math for you. Working for the most multi-stage geocaches, AGTL finds the coordinate calculations (like "N49 (A+B)2.(B*2)(C/3+4)1") and lets you enter the missing variables. After the solution is complete, it's a matter of two clicks to set the result as the next target.
  • Advanced waypoint handling - AGTL finds waypoints in the geocache descriptions, in the list of waypoints and even in your notes. For your convenience, they're displayed on the map as well - see where you have to go next.
  • Sun compass - Nobody needs a digital magnetic compass (which the N900 is lacking) if he/she has the sun as a reference point :-)
And last but not least:
  • Open Source
  • In active development

Installation

AGTL is available on the N900. The latest stable version can be downloaded via this link (on your N900). The latest development version is available in the extras-devel repository.
Here are some additional resources:

Features

Please see the AGTL feature List for a detailed description of the basic features.

Coordinate Calculations

One of the coolest features in the new AGTL is the automated detection, parsing and resolving of formulas in multi-caches. AGTL allows the user to input missing variable values and calculates the resulting coordinate. The user is being warned if AGTL suspects a wrong value (see screenshots).

Donations

My software is not under the Beerware license, but you can buy me a beer anyway.

Screenshots

AGTL for Maemo: Map view AGTL for Maemo: GPS view Selecting the next waypoint Coordinate Calculations Coordinate Calculations II Coordinate Calculations III Coordinate Calculations IV Geocache Details Geocache Description Logs and Hints