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Name: Gavin Treadgold
Date registered: January 17, 2012

Latest posts

  1. Is Ingress the next location-based big thing? — December 2, 2012
  2. Helicaching In Queenstown — November 18, 2012
  3. New Maps and the Google Issue — February 16, 2012
  4. Is It Time For Add-on Packs On — February 15, 2012
  5. Taking Photos Caching — January 30, 2012

Most commented posts

  1. New Maps and the Google Issue — 18 comments
  2. Is It Time For Add-on Packs On — 15 comments
  3. Is Ingress the next location-based big thing? — 2 comments

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Is Ingress the next location-based big thing?

The world around you is not what it seems. It’s happening all around you. They aren’t coming. They’re already here. Such is the introduction for Ingress, what is turning out to be, a viral augmented reality (AR) hit by Google. Despite being an invite-only beta, it is already whipping up amazing interest on social media …

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Helicaching In Queenstown

As part of the recent NZ Mega 2012, Moneydork found his 15,000th geocache during our road trip south. As he knew he was getting close, he started thinking about a special way to mark the milestone. What you see below is a seven-minute video that I put together outlining our little helicaching adventure. Read on …

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New Maps and the Google Issue

Today, Groundspeak rolled out another regular update of and, amongst many other alterations (including bug fixes and new features), changed its default maps from Google Maps to MapQuest (which uses OpenStreetMap). This is as much a tale of Google Maps, probably moreso, than it is of Groundspeak and To fully understand what is happening, we need to go right back …

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Is It Time For Add-on Packs On

Groundspeak’s recent announcement on the removal of Google Maps from has kicked off much debate about the cost of a Premium Membership. In short, Google Maps have started charging heavy users of its embedded Google Maps (like those previously found on and this was going to make the continued use of Google Maps somewhat challenging. …

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Taking Photos Caching

Whilst a lot of us like to take photos while caching, with Garmin’s latest update to a number of their recent units, they have now opened new possibilities of taking photos with you where you go caching. Why is this useful? Well, we’ve all come across caches that have a hint such as ‘see photo’ …

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An Old-Skool Introduction: Rediguana

MEET OUR NEW BLOGGER Rediguana hails from the shaky city of Christchurch, New Zealand. He is an emergency manager by trade, and some of his interests outside of geocaching include travel, photography, mapping, and open source software and data. An ‘old-skool’ cacher, Rediguana (real name Gavin Treadgold) started geocaching in May 2001. . It’s been …

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