Category Archive: Geotools

Top Android Geocaching Apps – Get Your Vote In!

Starting with Android apps have your say below as to what your favourite is or which one you think is the best. In a couple of weeks if voting has slowed we’ll close the poll and set about testing the apps you’ve identified as being in the top five.

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Waypoint Averaging on Androids for Geocaching

Smartphones have become an increasingly common geocaching tool over the last 10 years…to the point where they are almost accepted by the hardcore, original geocachers! What hasn’t yet improved is the ability of cachers to mark a decent waypoint with a smartphone. Phone GPS systems have improved dramatically over the years and whilst they are …

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Campaign Teaser: Buy A New Geo-Shirt

Don’t expect Craig Bartlett to give you the shirt off his back; the Australian geocacher would much rather sell you a copy.
Bartlett (GC handle: AlliedOz) launched his popular ‘Geocaching Tools of the Trade’ T-shirt in December 2012, selling 300 units online in a less than a month. Now he’s back on crowdfunding website Teespring for a third run.

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International Geocaching Day: Brew Kids On The Block

For a second year, Washington’s Glen Silvers (GC handle: valleyAGs47) volunteered to be our lackey at this year’s Groundspeak Block Party.

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App Creator Takes The Geocaching Road Less Travelled

A French geocacher is offering a guide to being a popular geo-event host – or rather a geocaching roadbook.

Baptiste T (GC handle: Surfoo) has created GeoRoadbook, a new web app that lets event holders produce a booklet displaying the Geocaching.com hides in the area.

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Geocaching – Where Your GPS Is The Search Engine!

It looks like the day when your GPS will be able to take you straight to the cache is getting closer if this article in the Register is anything to go on… A GPS-based satellite navigation system promises accuracy to within an inch by December this year – to those willing to stick a thousand …

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Tutorial: Sew Your Own Geo-Bag

American geocacher Emily Cross – best known for her popular sewing blog Saltwater-Kids – explains how she created her family’s swanky kitbags.

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ROVE Where You Want To With New Geo-Gadget

You’ll never be tied to your PC again if four Canadian inventors have their way. In fact, they hope you’ll rove long and far in search of new geocaches with their bluetooth-powered gadget.

According to the team at Sparkyard Inc, the ROVE was created for smartphone-owning “geocachers and trail creators to instantly share trail maps across social networks and put multiple geocaches right on a GPS” while out in the field.

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Framing Our Geo-Heritage

It should be patently obvious as to what this object is …

That’s right, it’s the official documentation for an early GPSr device by American company Cobra Electronics. Patent USD469367 was submitted to the United States Patent Office in June 2002 and granted the following January.

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CITO In Space

Geocachers have always been environmentally conscious … and now that belief has been transferred to the satellite realm’s nasty little (not-so) secret  – the enormous pile of space junk from leftover satellites and rockets. That’s right, DARPA – the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency at the Pentagon – is spending US$180 million to conduct the first CITO in space! When …

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