Basic Concepts

GPX import

For GeOrg to manage Geocaches you need to import data from a GPX-File into the application. A GPX-File contains most of the information that you would also see, if you visited a cache with your browser e.g. on

If you happen to be a premium member there, you can create so called PocketQueries that generate GPX-Files of up to 500 caches for a given position and radius. These GPX-Files are typically sent zipped via email.

You could also generate a GPX-File from tools like GSAK, GCTour, geotoad or Cachewolf. GeOrg supports importing of GPX-Files sent via email or kept on your sdcard.


GeOrg keeps the information from imported GPX-Files in internal databases called CacheDBs. You can create CacheDBs with different names and for different purposes. For example, you might keep a CacheDB with the weekly update for your home-zone and create other temporary CacheDBs for events, hikes or trips.

For now CacheDBs in GeOrg are read-only, meaning that you can update them with newer GPX-Files and set an internal marker for caches that you have already found, but you can’t actually change attributes of caches like terrain oder name.


Apart from managing caches in CacheDBs you may also want to save simple Waypoints along with a name and a description. This comes in handy when you want to remember interesting spots during your cache-hunt.

Additional Waypoints

A special form of waypoint that is associated with a geocache. These are important when you are doing multi-caches, for example. In GeOrg when you create or edit waypoints, you can choose, if these waypoints are global waypoints or associated/additional waypoints.

Current Position

Since you can use GeOrg either as a printout-replacement or as a standalone-solution we saw no necessitiy to force you to use GPS and always know your exact current position. In GeOrg, your current position can be determined either by GPS, Wifi, cellphone or even entered manually. If you keep your GPS switched off, you save power.
Of course, if you navigate to a cache and happen to not have GPS enabled, GeOrg will warn you about this.

User interface

In GeOrg you have several different pages which all offer different functionality, like the CacheDB-Page, the Map-Page etc. Where useful, these pages will link to each other, but on every page you can press the MENU-Key on your phone to get to any other Page via the “Jump to”-option.

If you are like us, you will probably not read a lot of this manual but rather start using GeOrg and find out how it works yourself. In this case be aware that some functionality on GeOrgs pages is not visible at once. GeOrg makes heavy use of the MENU-Key and the “Long Click” to give you additional options.

For instance a short click on an entry in a CacheDB takes you to the Cache-Details-Page. A long click on the same entry offers you navigational choices or for example the deletion of that entry.