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2.1. Create a Pocket Query

Premium Members can use the Pocket Query (PQ) feature to create a list to download to their GPS device. A PQ can include up to 1000 caches according to the filters you choose. You can also view your PQs as lists in the Geocaching® app.

Tip: Premium Members can also create a Pocket Query from the map view.

Create a basic Pocket Query

Follow these steps to create a basic Pocket Query for caches near your home:

  1. Go to the Pocket Query page.
  2. Choose My Home Location in the From Origin section.
  3. Select Submit Information at the bottom of the page.
  4. Find the link to preview your PQ results at the top of the page.

Tip: If you want to download your PQ results to your GPS, you must choose a weekday from the Days to Generate section. 

Find your PQ in Your Pocket Queries. Edit it by clicking the name or delete it by selecting the checkbox on the left and selecting Delete Selected at the bottom of the list.

Read up on Pocket Query tips, and use advanced options and filters to customize your PQ.

Query Name Enter a name for the PQ so it is easy to identify later.
Days to Generate On the weekday that you choose, we'll run your PQ and send you an email with a link to download your PQ results to your GPS device. If you run the PQ every week, we will send you an email with the updated results each week. Your Pocket Queries will show the date of the last update.
Caches Total Enter the number (1 to 1000) of caches that you'd like receive.
Selected Types Select the cache types to include in your query.
Selected Containers Select the container types to include in your query.
That (And) Select Is Enabled and other filter options to include in your query. Tip: Select Are for members only to search for PMO caches.
Difficulty and Terrain Select the difficulty and terrain that you want to include.
Within Select the country and state in which the query should run.
From Origin Select the option that gives you the best center point of the area where you'd like to geocache.
Within a Radius of Enter the radius of the area where you'd like to geocache.
Placed During Select a time frame to include caches that were placed during that time frame. None Selected will give the most results.
Attributes to Include Select the attributes to include in your query. Leave the options unchecked to receive the most results.
Attributes to Exclude Select the attributes to exclude from your query. Leave the options unchecked to receive the most results.
Output To Enter your email address and select the Format of your PQ.
  • GPX results include more information about the geocache listing, including hints and logs.
  • LOC results include GC Code, posted coordinates, listing title, placed by.

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