is Geocaching all about?
is an entertaining adventure game for GPS users. The term itself
is a synthesis of geography, GEO, and CACHING, for the process
of hiding a cache. The basic idea is to have individuals and organizations
set up caches all over the world and share the coordinates of these
caches on the Internet. GPS users can then use the location coordinates
to find the caches. Once found, a cache may provide the visitor
with a wide variety of rewards. All the visitor is asked to do
is if they get something they should try to leave something behind.
The Official Global GPS Cache Hunt Site This is the new sport where
YOU are the search engine!
Rating System (GCRS) - Use this page to rate your geocache.
|Terms and Lingo of
Geocaching - here is a link to understand the termology
|Geocaching and Benchmark
Hunting - Using your GPS unit and/or written directions provided
by NGS, which are available for review by the public, you can seek
out NGS survey markers and other items that have been marked in the
USA. Some of these points haven't been visited and documented as
being still in existence in a very long time, so you may also be
rediscovering long neglected objects of American history as well!
Bugs - A Travel Bug is a trackable item that moves from place
to place, picking up stories along the way. Here you can add your
own story, or live vicariously through each bug's adventures.
|Geoscouting - Geoscouting is the partnership of Scouting and Geocaching
to help promote recruiting, retention, advancement and public relations
of your Scouting
Pack, Troop or Crew.
Waymarking.com will provide you with the tools to share and discover
unique and interesting locations on the planet.
100 Geocaches from the first one on May 3, 2000 in Oregon.
With Kids -
Activate the Learning Environment. "Geocaching is a great
activity for all ages. Whether parents want to explore nature
with their children or teachers want to activate the learning
environment with hands-on experiences, there's a geocache adventure
that's right for you".
Earthcache - An Earthcache is an educational virtual geocache
or physical site that people can visit to view a unique geoscience
feature on-the-ground. Visitors to Earthcache sites can experience
science in action – its landscape, its formation, its geology
or the fossils that have an ancient story to tell.
U - New site about geocaching.
Caching at Garmin This GPS manufacturer has a webpage on Geocaching.
with Navicache This Geocaching site is based in Rochester,
to Geocaching Guide -- PDF file Here is a handy Geocaching
guidebook for beginners!
Groundspeak, Inc. creates the toolset for building location-based
adventures in the real world using a unique combination of technology
and the Internet. Groundspeak owns and operates Geocaching.com,
the Global Headquarters for the sport of Geocaching. Geocaching
is the first hobby that combines Global Positioning
System technology and the Internet for real-world treasure hunting.
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