Tag Archive: Global Positioning System

YouTube: Use It To Help You Buy Your Next GPSr

My long-suffering geocaching widow wife was recently gracious enough to suggest I could get anew GPSr for Christmas. I immediately got all excited and started looking over all the specs and prices of the better GPSr models about. Before going further I should point out that I have been pretty impressed with my Blackberry Bold …

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GPS Systems May Not Be Good For Your Brain

From My Fox Boston: A new study suggests that, for memory’s sake, it may be wiser to slow down and smell the roses than rush to a destination using a GPS. Three studies by McGill University assistant professor of psychiatry Veronique Bohbot suggest active GPS users have a higher risk of suffering memory problems as …

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OpenCaching.com: An over-saturation nightmare waiting to happen?

Like many I have been having fun playing with OpenCaching.com today and seeing what it can do. There is lots to like about this site but I also have a nagging feeling that it maybe more problematic than good. I noticed a comment on the new opencaching.com forums that expressed concern over geocaching.com caches being …

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Game On: Garmin's OpenCaching.com Beta is launched

Rich over at GPStracklog.com was one of the first to notice that Opencaching.com Beta has gone live this morning. When I read the post I immediately had the Imperial March theme from Star Wars pop into my head. Watch the Imperial March on youtube Garmin have blogged on the launch and the following is a …

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Groundspeak: No Comment

Well, we finally heard back from Groundspeak on the Opencaching.com controversy … Their reply: “No comment.” According to marketing manager Jen Sonstelie, it’s company policy not to comment on “pending products in the marketplace”. So I guess we’ll have to wait until Garmin has properly launched its new (German-language) facility for any official word from our service …

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Chirp-Cache.com

Thanks to Guido from Chirp-Cache.com for letting us know about his new site. In his own words from a comment on my Garmin vs Geocaching.com post: GC does not allow chirp only caches. I had difficulty to post my chirp cache. First it was chirp only, it was rejected. No I have a cache box …

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Opencaching.com changes again; Mysterious mascot introduced

The mysterious, Garmin owned Opencaching.com site has changed it’s index page again. The new page now shows the same opencaching.com logo with a brownish textured background. The slogan has changed somewhat and you’ll either need to remember back to third form German (thanks Frau Stark!) or pay a visit to google translate. The new slogan …

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X marks the …

Spot. A little while ago I noticed this new entrant to the GPS world and thought it was a neat idea. For those not familiar with the SPOT: From findmespot.com The SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger provides a vital line of communication with friends and family when you want it, and emergency assistance when you need …

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Great Geo-Stuff: Canine Companions

Dogs are man’s best friend and the same applies for geocacher’s. Besides being there to slobber all over us when we return home each day they can be our constant companions out on the trail when we are searching for those wonderful wilderness caches. Having a four-legged friend or two scampering around in the bush …

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Opencaching network still in the dark

It’s been great to have some comment in the last few days from people who are actually part of the opencaching network (the .us, .eu crowd – not the .com site). This comment came through today from Jorg at opencaching.de and I’ve felt the need to paste it below. It’s clear from his comments that …

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