Tag Archive: Global Positioning System

Another cryptic Opencaching.com slogan

Clearly in response to the high level of chatter across the net about the possible intentions of Garmin and opencaching.com site there is, again, a new slogan on the opencaching.com website. They have replaced “As free as the great outdoors” with: your caches, your devices, your community So, we can assume the original slogan still …

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Get In The Ring

In the red corner … is geocaching’s  heavyweight and everybody’s favourite, Groundspeak. And in the blue corner … brash contender Garmin, seeming out to topple the sporting veteran’s undefeated reign. There’s supposedly been bad blood between them since Groundspeak picked one of Garmin’s competitors to produce a cheap, family-friendly GPSr, the Geomate Junior. In round 2, Garmin struck back with the …

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Opencaching are watching…

and responding to some of the conversations happening around the net by putting up a slogan on the still very bland homepage at opencaching.com. The slogan is… As free and open as the great outdoors… Does this mean they will be following the enjoyed, rated and reviewed by you approach of the other, independent, opencaching sites? The …

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Great Geo-Stuff: Lock & Lock Containers

A weekly ode to something geocaching related that we may take for granted but helps make geocaching awesome. Here in New Zealand we know and love them as Systema containers and it seems other parts of the geocaching world know them as Lock & Lock. They are the wonderfully robust and generally leak-proof plastic containers …

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Garmin – revenues are down; Opencaching.com – a new logo is up

opencaching.com logo

When I checked out opencaching.com yesterday all that appeared was a blank index page with no links. Having noticed a few comments that it was seemingly operational the previous day (or at least visible) I returned today to take a look. The blank screen has been replaced with the following logo: No links exist but …

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Garmin vs Geocaching.com

The recent release of the Garmin Chirp certainly left me wondering what was happening between Garmin and Geocaching.com, but I hadn’t considered the following theory posted on the gps.org.nz forums: Garmin may be preparing to launch their own geocaching website It’s suggested that Garmin might be using the site opencaching.com (not currently active) as a …

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Chirps in the wild

Garmin‘s Chirp has been out for a little while now and chirp caches are beginning to spring up here in New Zealand and around the world. The two chirp caches here in NZ were both published on the 28th October, one in Oamaru and the other in Greymouth. Clearly this shows South Islanders are more …

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Great Geo-Stuff: Perambulators

Great Geo-Stuff: A weekly ode to something geocaching related that we may take for granted but helps make geocaching awesome. This week: Perambulators Okay, this is not your standard piece of geocaching equipment and certainly only something you’re likely to have if you geocache with kids. Though they are not essential for finding geocaches I’ve …

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Garmin Chirp: Genius or Criminal?

The recent release of the Garmin Chirp has brought a whole new innovation to geocaching that lots of people are talking about. On first impression it looks to be a great new toy that will add to the geocaching experience. From the Garmin release: Geocachers now have a new trick up their sleeves – and …

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GPS Satellite Constellation

While researching the previous post on geocaching leaderboards I stumbled across this excellent image on AirRaidFan’s profile page. It gives an excellent representation of what the GPS satellite constellation looks like and a great idea on why only a number of satellites are ‘visible’ at any one time. Find out more about how GPS works …

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