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.gpx files and I-phone

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I'm a Droid person so I need some Iphone people to answer this one for me. :) Can I load a .gpx file to an Iphone? And if so, what app is the preferred app for using .gpx files on the Iphone?

 

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Not sure what exactly you want to do with the .gpx after uploading, but here's one possibility (I have it on my phohne, but very, very seldom have need of it);  GDAK Geocaching Droid Army Knife.

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I have a friend who prefers to use the I Phone to cache and was wanting to use it for the Challenge instead of her GPS. I use Droid and C:Geo and it's no problem but have no idea if it's possible to load these files onto her Iphone once we get the coords at the Challenge, because Apple is completely different from Android and doesn't always allow some things.  

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With GDAK, you import a DB from GSAK.  I had forgotten that little tidbit, and I suspect it won't handle .gpx since it's looking for a DB type file, but once the DB is copied to your phone, you can use GDAK for navigation, logging, and other typical functions without needing to contact Groundspeak's servers.

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I have a friend who prefers to use the I Phone to cache and was wanting to use it for the Challenge instead of her GPS. I use Droid and C:Geo and it's no problem but have no idea if it's possible to load these files onto her Iphone once we get the coords at the Challenge, because Apple is completely different from Android and doesn't always allow some things.  

I wouldn't think the battery wouldn't make it through the challenge.

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I wasn't aware there was an iphone version of GDAK???

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The Geosphere app imports GPX files just fine. It's my caching app. I have GSAK macro that spits out GPX files every day ready for importing from Dropbox.

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I just checked and there is not a GDAK app in the App Store. iGeoKnife is what comes up on that search

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I can find no way to load a GPX file to the Geocaching App for iPhone (the official Groundspeak app, that is).  You can pull in your own pocket queries from the site to the phone and save lists of caches from GC.com to your "Offline List" for caching where there is no cell service, but that's about it.  If you're planning on using the iPhone for the Texas Challenge, better download Geosphere like Fred said and get proficient with it pronto!

 

And bring along a flash charger...

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Ooops -misread the original post and thought the question was about an app for Droid - my apologies.

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Ooops -misread the original post and thought the question was about an app for Droid - my apologies.

 

It's ok! I still learned something new... did not know about GDAK. :)

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Thanks to all... we've got Geosphere up and running and a backup battery charger for the Iphone. My friend will be spending this week becoming acquainted with the app to decide whether to use it or her GPS. I appreciate all the input.

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Thanks to all... we've got Geosphere up and running and a backup battery charger for the Iphone. My friend will be spending this week becoming acquainted with the app to decide whether to use it or her GPS. I appreciate all the input.

 

KeyResults and I use our iphones/GPS'r units interchangably.     phone to get close to GZ and GPS to get a better reading at GZ.   The GPS battery lasts much longer than the phone and has better coverage when caching in the woods.

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