gpsrb

This is a Mac OS X application for viewing GPX files that contain geocaching.com information. It interfaces with gpsbabel for waypoint upload to Garmin GPS receivers.

It is mainly useful for processing the ‘Pocket Query’ GPX files available with the paid-for geocaching.com membership. These files contain a snapshot of the cache details for offline viewing.

Since I’m in the UK, the program is currently geared slightly towards the coordinate system in use there.

Screenshots

The main entry window. The lower-right shows different coordinate representations that can be copied to the clipboard.

The Geocache info window. Links take you to the geocaching.com website. The hints may be decoded by pressing the button. Recent logged visits are also shown.

Status

This program is a work-in-progress. It works well enough for my needs, but still requires some polishing to be more generally useful. If you’re interested in helping out, please get in touch.

Obtaining

This program is mainly developed in the Ruby scripting language in conjunction with RubyCocoa for producing a Mac OS X GUI application.

I haven’t yet had the opportunity to properly package the application and make the source code reasonable for public consumption. Please get in touch if you’re interested and I’ll try to look into it further.