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Beginners guide to counties

I've just started using Geooh and I'm in the free trial period for the enhanced version.

I'm trying to get the counties shading to work for counties with my finds but I either seem to have them all shaded or none at all.

I've run a 'My Finds' GPX from and added those in the 'counties' screen but that didn't work.  I see there is a comment about importing a csv file in a particular format.  Is that required instead of the GPX file and if so, how would I go about creating such a file?

Thanks for your help with this..


Re: Beginners guide to counties

Reply #1
Hi Mike.

I don't fully understand your comment about "added those in the 'counties' screen"... a screenshot would precisely tell me what screen you are referring to.

You can add found counties in several ways:

1) Geooh automatically records a county find when posting a Found log.
2) On the map, long press in a county and press the Shade button.
3) In the Manage Counties dialog, press the Counties to Show Shaded then select counties there.
4) In the Manage Counties dialog, press the Export/Import button to automatically load finds...
    a) You can load an externally created CSV file (like from a spreadsheet) containing your finds, or
    b) Load the internal county database with all your county finds from a MyFinds pocket query.

The easiest and fastest way is to preload with the MyFinds file. I'm not sure what you were trying, but after using #4 above, just select the Load My Finds button and select the file wherever you stored it... local on device or in the cloud. See the screenshots.

Let me know if you have any additional questions or problems!

Re: Beginners guide to counties

Reply #2

Thanks for your quick reply.  I did follow the process you outlined above, ie downloaded a 'My Finds' GPX file from, extracted it (as it comes as a zip file} and imported it into Geooh.  It seemed to process the file and then ran through several thousand counties before stating that 0 caches in the 107 UK counties were not found!

I'll have another go though and report back.


Re: Beginners guide to counties

Reply #3
OK, I tried again with the same result.  Ran a 'My Finds' Pocket Query from  Extracted the GPX file and saved it to my phone, 

I set the Regions in the UK to show Counties - 1st Screenshot
I then selected the 'Import/Export' option from the 'Manage Counties' screen - 2nd Screenshot
Then selected 'Yes' to confirm to create counties from the .GPX file - 3rd Screenshot
Selected the .GPX file - 4th Screenshot
Geooh then ran through a process - 5th Screenshot

but the result was the same as the first screenshot.  with 0 counties in 3 regions shaded.

I also tried extracting the GPX file on my laptop and copying it to my phone before loading the file but that didn't make any difference.  I'm sure I must be doing something wrong but I've tried everything I can think of.



Re: Beginners guide to counties

Reply #4
It could be a UK issue. I didn't know you were in the UK until seeing the screenshot.

The service I use to get data from a location may not be providing the proper administrative area for UK that Geooh expects to consider a county... it's different over there I believe. I've never tested outside the US. Could you select a few records out of the GPX file and attach here or send to support email so I can test with them to see what the issue is after the service returns data?

Re: Beginners guide to counties

Reply #5
I think you're right.  I've found a few caches in the USA and when I now view those counties, it looks OK. 

I'll send an extract of the GPX file to the Support email address to help your investigations,