Category Archive: opencaching.com

Feeling Chirpy? Read The Fine Print

A chirp a day keeps Groundspeak away? Perhaps that’s the hope of Garmin’s Opencaching.com team, with today’s announcement that it will be giving away one chirp wireless beacon every day for the next few months. To enter its ‘Chirp-a-Day’ sweepstakes, American cachers – that’s right no foreigners allowed – must publish an approved cache at OC.com before …

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Loved Ones Ashes Go Into Geocache

I was poking around Opencaching.com this morning (I thought I’d seen reference to a site update somewhere, but I can’t find anything) and thought I’d check out how the review process was coming along and what was being reviewed. The very last cache up for review was something I hadn’t imagined I would see (emphasis …

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Google gives interesting Insight into listing services

Google Insight provides some interesting data on peoples interest in geocaching listing services. For those unfamiliar with the tool Google Insight: analyzes a portion of worldwide Google web searches from all Google domains to compute how many searches have been done for the terms you’ve entered, relative to the total number of searches done on …

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Still waiting for my Opencaching.com gift pack

I eagerly anticipate the arrival of my OpenCaching.com gift pack any day now, just as geocacher OXCacher has received his. His love gift from the Garmin-run site was so powerful that it lead to quick change of web address from www.undergroundspeak.com to OXCacher.com (the OX being the Opencaching.com code for caches and means ‘Open’). So …

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Magellan speaks …

Politically correct, that’s the best way to describe GPSr company Magellan‘s stance on its rival’s Opencaching.com service. When Garmin first launched the website a month ago, Magellan Outdoor’s Justin Doucette told Cache Mania it did not have any plans to utilise APIs (Application Programming Interface or, for the non-geeks, rules that a software program can …

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OpenCaching Survey Results: It’s A Knockout!

Three weeks ago, we produced Get In The Ring 2, Round 2 – our follow-up poll on Garmin’s new OpenCaching.com. Those results are now in and it seems Round 2 is a knockout to Signal and the crew at Groundspeak. More than 150 people responded to our survey, so here’s a breakdown of that match punch by punch …

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Opencaching.com review process changes

A couple of days ago opencaching.com quietly posted some changes to the opencaching.com review process. If you’re not familiar with the opencaching.com peer review process you can check out my post on it. The latest changes are: 1) The weight of votes cast will vary from person to person depending on their involvement and history …

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The Madness Begins: Peer Review has come to Opencaching.com

An interesting development at Opencaching.com today as they announced the introduction of a peer review system for geocache placement. Newly created caches will spend 12 hours at http://www.opencaching.com/#review before they make it to the rest of the site. On this review page, anyone with an account will be able to vote on the caches, answering …

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Get in the Ring, Round 2: New Opencaching.com Poll

It’s been a month since kjwx’s ‘Get in the Ring’ poll on the (then) proposed Opencaching.com website. Since that time the site has released a beta version and now boasts over 5000 caches. A number of bugs in the first few days seem to be ironed out a little and there has been much debate …

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The Mad Cacher goes all Angry Birds on Garmin/Opencaching.com

Having plundered all the local caches and not being in a position to travel far from home due to Cumbyrocks clone #3’s imminent arrival I haven’t been out much. My recent acquisition of an Apple iPad has been a good distraction from the geocaching withdrawals I face daily and one of the best distractions is …

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