1.1. Benefits of Geocaching Premium
[Updated September 2012]
A Geocaching Premium Membership provides you with many additional features that a basic membership does not provide. Whether you go geocaching every day or only occasionally, many useful tools are available to enhance your geocaching experience.
- Pocket Queries (Custom Search and Bulk Downloads): Custom Search: Use Pocket Queries to specify desired locations, geocache types, terrain ratings, and many more geocache details. Bulk Downloads: Download geocache details for up to 1000 geocaches at a time to your GPS device using Pocket Queries.
- Premium Geocaches: Access thousands of additional geocaches not available to Basic members. Premium Member Only geocaches are placed and found exclusively for Geocaching Premium members.
- Group geocaches into bookmark lists: Organize geocaches into lists that can be accessed on your profile page and downloaded to your GPS device.
- Trip Planner (a.k.a. Geocaches Along a Route): Input your destination and Geocaching.com will tell you which geocaches are along the way.
- Instant Notifications: Be the first to find a geocache when you receive Instant Notifications about newly published geocaches via email or SMS.
- Favorites: Sort search results by most 'Favorited' listings and award Favorite Points to the best geocaches you've found. Read our Favorites FAQ.
- Select your Map Provider: Choose from providers including Google Maps, MapQuest, and OpenStreetMap when using the advanced map.
- Filter geocaches: Choose which geocache types display on the map or remove your hides and finds from the display using Geocaching Premium filtering tools. You can also view your saved custom searches (Pocket Queries) and create new Pocket Queries on the map.
- Über Statistics: With Geocaching Premium Statistics, you can view graphs and other dynamic 'info-graphics' related to your geocaching history. Use the stats to mark milestones and track progress. View others' profiles to see how your game compares to friends and family.
- Paperless geocaching: With Geocaching Premium and a paperless geocaching compatible GPS device, you can view complete geocache descriptions, recent logs, and any hints provided on the geocache details page directly on your GPS device.
- Access to the Geocaching Live API: Enjoy full access to the Geocaching.com database of geocaches through partner applications and websites using the Geocaching Live API.
- Access to all Groundspeak websites: Gain access to all premium features and tools at Geocaching.com, Waymarking.com, and Wherigo.com.
- Audit Logs: See a list of users who have viewed your Premium Member Only geocaches.
- LOVE! Support the development and maintenance of the Geocaching.com site.