Tag Archive: GPS

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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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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Smartphones Keep Getting Better

Traditional GPSr owners have always used poor battery life, robustness and accuracy levels as the reasons why a smartphone is no good for geocaching. Until recently, this has largely been true.

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GLO-ing Support For Portable GPS Receiver

Wellington’s Geof Robinson (GC handle: xBoomstickx) rates his geocaching-related Christmas present.
“Santa was listening this year; I had been a good boy and got my Garmin GLO (US$99/NZ$139) for Christmas. What a difference an accurate GPSr makes!

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Microsoft Sends GPS Into The Clouds

But they’re already up in the clouds right? Have Microsoft, following the disaster of Windows 8, decided to deflect the attention by distracting the media with another story about their stupidity? As it turns out, no. In what can only be described as the Microsoft Christmas gift to geocachers, numerous reports are flying around the …

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The INATN Christmas Message…

As I write this it is 5:53am (NZ Time) on Tuesday 25th December…also known as CHRISTMAS DAY!!!! One small child has woken up already, although I suspect he is too little to realise what’s happening. I also realise that many of our wonderful readers are also still sleeping and waiting for Santa to arrive. It …

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Is Ingress the next location-based big thing?

The world around you is not what it seems. It’s happening all around you. They aren’t coming. They’re already here. Such is the introduction for Ingress, what is turning out to be, a viral augmented reality (AR) hit by Google. Despite being an invite-only beta, it is already whipping up amazing interest on social media …

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Tutorial: Dowsing Rods – A New Tool For Geocachers

Sick of DNFs or your GPSr leading you in circles? Guest author and British treasure cacher David Villanueva suggests trying a pair of dowsing rods to locate those elusive hides. “Just as in hunting for a treasure cache, I can imagine the disappointment when you can’t find that geocache which really ought to be there. Is …

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Snapped: Filming Of Cache Craze TV Show

They look crazed … but are the contestants in new Canadian TV show Cache Craze actually geocaching? Toronto photographer James Hamilton captured these images as 9 Story Entertainment filmed its new geocaching-based children’s programme in the city’s Yonge-Dundas Square last Tuesday. The 10-episode series is billed as a modern family treasure hunt, in which teenage …

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TV Network Joins The Cache Craze

Seek and ye shall find … at least that’s what a Canadian TV network is hoping as it turns to geocaching for a ratings boost. Kids channel YTV has commissioned 10 episodes of a new GPS-driven series, Cache Craze, for its 2013 lineup as a way of attracting new viewers and advertisers. Each 60-minute installment of …

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