Tag Archive: Latitude 47

Scratching That (TravelFleas) Itch

Do you or your geo-hound have fleas? The four American founders of TravelFleas, a new signature tag, certainly hope so. In fact, Mike, Karen, John and Deborah would eventually like their tiny metal tags to infest caches and player kit-bags across the globe. The friends’ bid for world domination began a few months back when …

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In Honour Of Trackable Week

In case you haven’t been keeping track, Groundspeak’s lackeys are celebrating all things geocoin and TB-related this week … So in honour of Trackable Week 2012, It’s Not About Numbers has a fantastic prize worth A$34.85 to give away. Our lucky winner will take home a NZ Flag micro-geocoin, a Pure Colour travel tag and a …

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Happy Birthday, Dear Groundspeak …

Happy birthday to Groundspeak’s Jeremy Irish, Bryan Roth and Elias Alvord … Not to mention all the lackeys and volunteer reviewers. Twelve years ago – on September 2nd, 2000 – Irish set up Geocaching.com on a home computer in the spare bedroom of his Seattle-area apartment. “At that time, fewer than 100 geocaches had been hidden …

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How Good Is Your Maths? A Maximum Number Of Geocaches Challenge

Groundspeak’s Latitude 47 weekly mailer recently commented that “more than 400,000 new active geocaches were listed on Geocaching.com” in 2011. This now brings the total number of active geocaches to around 1,614,930 (at the time of writing). That’s a lot. Last year’s massive increase in numbers is an intriguing development. It would be interesting to know if …

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Nano Bites – 14th October 2011

We don’t have enough time to post on all the things that happen in the geocaching world each week so we’ve decided to produce Nano Bites, a weekly summary of all the interesting geocaching news online. BLOGS 15 Countries in 24 Hours – Latitude 47 presents this super feat of caching.  Our favourite vloggers are …

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Summary Of Today’s Irish On Challenges Blog Post

For those who haven’t seen it Jeremy Irish (from this point known as J-Rish) has posted at Latitude 47 today about the new Geocaching Challenges. It is a good read but being a lengthy post I thought I would pull out the best bits and summarise them here: The Groundspeak team “sat in a room …

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Three, Two, One … Geo-Liftoff

One small step for mankind, another giant leap forward for geocaching … At least that’s what American Scott Cole (GC handle: e6c or Echo Six Charlie) is hoping with his second attempt to launch a geocache into space. Last December, the North Carolina resident sent a weather balloon-tethered cache 19 miles (30.5 kilometres) up into …

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Will You Be Geocacher Of The Month?

Somebody give Groundspeak an award … The geocaching listing service provider has just unveiled a new Geocacher of The Month scheme to honour the game’s most exceptional players – for which it already has nominations from the United States, Canada, Britain, Germany, Latvia “… and a host of others”. On its Latitude 47 blog, the …

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Dunedin, Home To NZ’s First MEGA Event, Featured In Latitude 47’s Geocache Of The Week

That’s right – Cumbyrocks’ home, Dunedin, and the location of the first ever New Zealand MEGA Event, feature in the official Geocaching.com blog, Latitude 47. The featured cache is GSVNoFixedAbodes’ GCRZ51 ‘A Baldwin Attraction’, found at the top of the steepest street in the world. Geocachers hoping to log “A Baldwin Attraction (Otago)” are encouraged …

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Giveaway: Your Piece Of The Geocacher’s Puzzle

You may have heard of Louisiana geocacher Brenda Shirey and her trackable geo-puzzle … Shirey (GC handle Sequoia_2) recently featured in Groundspeak’s Latitude 47 blog with her colourful and community-building Geocacher’s Puzzle TB1CNE2). And now you get a chance to feature in that custom TB. It’s Not About The Numbers has two chipboard puzzle pieces for …

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