Category Archive: Geocaching.com

Dunedin Geocachers Croakin’ It

Spied in the Otago Daily Times newspaper today … this exciting report on New Zealand’s first Mega, which also announces that a fantastic frog is coming to town this October! Pity about the funny-looking dude standing next to him, though. 😉 For those interested, I’ll be talking more about geocaching and GC3TTR NZ Mega 2012 on Radio NZ at 2:10pm …

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Geocaching Family Rescued From Cave

Three inexperienced American geocachers unexpectedly found themselves on the ropes when they needed rescuing from GZ on Tuesday. Two dozen Rochester, New York firefighters had to winch the family members to safety using ropes and pulleys after they became trapped in a cave 23 metres above the Genesee River. Media outlet 13 Wham reported that the 24-year-old …

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A Prickly Problem With Attributes

The CacheSense Beta Team, who were hard at work making CacheSense even better, recently noted the mystery appearance of a ‘cactus’ attribute. This little fella (see left) caused some confusion throughout the team as no one could find his prickly presence anywhere throughout the GC.com world. The sudden appearance of this attribute was also noted …

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Google Maps Officially Returning To Geocaching.com

Some months ago Google changed its charging structure for third-party use of Google Maps, which meant heavy users, such as Geocaching.com, had to ditch the service or face significant costs. But now Google Maps are coming back … After Geocaching.com’s planned site update of Tuesday, May 22nd, premium members will once again have access to Google Maps through the Beta Maps …

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Reviewing Our Bad Geo-Habits

Groundspeak reviewer IowaAdmin explains our three biggest hiccups when submitting new cache listings. “It’s Not About the Numbers was kind enough to ask me to write a guest blog on the topic of ‘the biggest/most common mistakes you see as a reviewer when players submit a new cache listing’. But since geocachers are Groundspeak’s customers, …

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Congratulations, It’s A Geocache!

Please help me welcome four additions to the kjwx family – GC10DWH Palmer Head Fortress, GC10H8Z Rockford, GC10J6P Ben’s Challenge and GC10YD6 In Plane Sight. These aren’t cute, new hides but weathered caches with flaws and behavioral issues. Each is five years old and, with the exception of the flat-terrain Rockford (pictured below), sited in remote …

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Hitting A New GeoTarget

Do you enjoy rushing out the door to find a new cache or to chase a FTF? Have you found almost all the caches in your area? Do you live in Dunedin, New Zealand? If you answered YES to all of the above, then the new game of GeoTarget24 could well be for you! GeoTarget24 is almost …

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New Geocaching.com Maps and the Google Issue

Today, Groundspeak rolled out another regular update of Geocaching.com 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 Geocaching.com. To fully understand what is happening, we need to go right back …

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Is It Time For Add-on Packs On Geocaching.com?

Groundspeak’s recent announcement on the removal of Google Maps from Geocaching.com 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 Geocaching.com) and this was going to make the continued use of Google Maps somewhat challenging. …

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First-Ever NZ MEGA Event Now Listed!

The Geocaching.com listing for the first-ever New Zealand MEGA event has been published! Go there, check out the details and post your ‘Will Attend’ log for this historic event now …    

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