Geocaching is an activity where an individual or team uses a global positioning system (GPS) to locate different treasures, otherwise known as caches. Caches are usually placed in wooded area of parks, or areas that are off the beaten path. Seekers then use the latitude and longitude of the item locate the cache. In most cases caches are some type of container that you leave an item in, and then take and item out of. Caches also frequently have logs to sign and-or cameras to document those who found it. Geocaching Outdoors Recreation.
Geocaching / ˈ dʒ iː oʊ ˌ k æ ʃ ɪ ŋ / is an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called "geocaches" or "caches", at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a Global Positioning System receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called "geocaches" or "caches", at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world.
- Geocaching Category
- Augmented reality - Augmented reality is a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are "augmented" by computer-generated or extracted real-world sensory input such as sound, video, graphics, haptics or GPS data.
- Benchmarking (geolocating) - Benchmarking is a hobby activity in which participants find benchmarks. Technically, the term "bench mark" is used only to refer to survey markers that designate a certain elevation, but hobbyists often use the term benchmarks to include triangulation stations or reference marks.
- BookCrossing - BookCrossing is defined as "the practice of leaving a book in a public place to be picked up and read by others, who then do likewise." The term is derived from bookcrossing.com, a free online book club which was founded to encourage the practice, aiming to "make the whole world a library."
- Dead drop - A dead drop or dead letter box is a method of espionage tradecraft used to pass items or information between two individuals using a secret location, thus not requiring them to meet directly and thereby maintaining operational security.
- Degree Confluence Project - The Degree Confluence Project is a World Wide Web-based, all-volunteer project which aims to have people visit each of the integer degree intersections of latitude and longitude on Earth, posting photographs and a narrative of each visit online.
- Encounter (game) - Encounter is an international network of active urban games.
- Internet object tracking
- Outdoor locating games
- Global Positioning System
- Geocaching.com www
Includes large database on caches to hunt down, Geocaching.com, along with general information on geocaching. Enables to hide and seek a cache, find a benchmark or trackable items.
- Features GeoLex www
Features a glossary of geocaching terms. GeoLex.
- Podcast Cache-A-Maniacs www
Podcast features recorded interviews with geocachers. Cache-A-Maniacs. Some video episodes. Cache-A-Maniacs.
- Allows Geochecker www
- Features GPSgames.org www
Features a variety of games involving use of GPS receivers, GPSgames.org, including geocaching, geodashing, minutewar, geopoker and geogolf. GPSgames.org.
- A PodCacher www
A weekly audio show about geocaching. PodCacher.
- Checks evince www
Checks solutions to puzzle caches. evince. Can accept coordinates that are "close enough" if the cache hider wants. No registration required. FAQ, help turning the cache description into HTML. evince.
- A Caching Tree www
A way to visualize who introduced whom to geocaching. Tree. Requires Java. Links to profiles. Unreadable in smaller monitors. Caching Tree.
- Geocache OpenCaching.com www
Geocache listing site operated by a manufacturer of GPS units. OpenCaching.com. Finders are encouraged to rate caches. Search by city, updates to the site, discussion forum, quick introduction to geocaching. OpenCaching.com.
- Explanation Buxley's Geocaching Waypoint www
Explanation of the sport, Geocaching Waypoint, collection of recent news stories, maps of cache locations, FAQ, and announcements of geocaching parties and events. Buxley's Geocaching Waypoint.
- Allows GeoCheck www
Allows geocachers to confirm the answer to a puzzle. GeoCheck. Options for cache owners, list of some difficult puzzles. GeoCheck.
- Links OpenCaching.eu www
Links to national opencaching sites, OpenCaching.eu, and a forum. Network of geocache databases. OpenCaching.eu.
- Alternate Geocaching Rank Stat Bar www
Alternate statistics graphic displays rank by number of caches found, Rank Stat Bar, compared with other geocachers in same state (U.S.), country, Europe, world. Geocaching Rank Stat Bar.
- Provides Geocacher University www
Provides information about basic caches, University, equipment, events, resources, photos, items for sale and links. Geocacher University.
- Tool Geocache Rating System www
Tool for helping geocachers rate the overall and terrain difficulty of their hidden caches. Geocache Rating System.
- Designed The Geocachers Creed www
Designed to help orient new players to the ethos of the community and to guide experienced players in questionable situations. The Geocachers Creed.
- Video GeoSnippits www
Video tutorials on geocaching, GeoSnippits, by HeadHardHat. Topics include basic information for new cachers, good and bad containers, winter caching, making caches. GeoSnippits.
- Aims Handicaching www
Aims to improve the accessibility of geocaching for physically handicapped people all over the world. Handicaching.
- Provides Navicache www
Provides a wide range of information and listing resources for the geocaching enthusiast including worldwide cache listing. Navicache.
- Provides Waymarking www
Provides tools for you to catalog, Waymarking, mark and visit interesting and useful locations around the world. Waymarking.
- Cachers Rankings for Geocachers with 200 or More Finds www
Cachers around the world ranked by number of finds. for Geocachers with 200 or More Finds. Also rankings for U.S. states, Canadian provinces, and nations. Includes FAQ. Rankings for Geocachers with 200 or More Finds.
- Brings GeoCaching Flickr Group www
Brings related pictures, Flickr Group, discussions and a map. GeoCaching Flickr Group.
- A Cacheopedia www
A wiki-based online encyclopedia, Cacheopedia, reference, and guide. Cacheopedia.
- Allows My Geocaching Profile.com www
Allows geocachers to create a detailed geocaching profile that displays their cache statistics and special accomplishments in a clear, Geocaching Profile.com, attractive layout. My Geocaching Profile.com.
- Tool Certitude www
Tool to verify solution for a puzzle, Certitude, with cache owner's option to allow slightly fuzzy coordinates. List can be sorted in various ways, or can be limited to a time zone or quadrant. Each cache lists people who have solved the puzzle. Certitude.
- Has Boulter Geocaching www
Has several useful tools such as coordinate converter and mapper, Geocaching, quick search, coordinate grabber, distance calculator, Bay Area geocaching leaders, expertGPS calibrated maps and geocaching express logger. Boulter Geocaching.
- Caches TerraCaching www
Caches rated by members to encourage memorable and challenging hunts. TerraCaching. Includes a wiki, map, and how to become a member section. TerraCaching.
- A EarthCache www
A special place that people can visit to learn about a unique geoscience feature or aspect of our Earth. EarthCache.
- Supporting The Geocaching Association of Great Britain www
Supporting geocaching and cachers. Geocaching Association of Great Britain. Guidelines, agreements database, forum and links. The Geocaching Association of Great Britain.
- Includes Chris n Marias Geocaching Homepage www
Includes a guide to caching in London, Marias Geocaching Homepage, cache camera galleries and a section on London Coal Tax posts. Chris n Marias Geocaching Homepage.
- Top-rated Handheld GPS: Reviews www
Top-rated GPS handheld portable units, GPS: Reviews, in-car systems, and PDA/computer plugin receivers. Where to find reviews in computer or technology publications and web sites. Links to reviews, with comments and credibility rating. Handheld GPS: Reviews.
- Reviews GPS Devices www
Reviews of GPS receivers written by consumers at Epinions. Devices.com. Can be viewed by price range, brand, mapping capability, marine features. GPS Devices.
- Article Washington Post: Thinking Inside the Box www
Article by Caroline Kettlewell describes her discovery of the activity. Washington Post: Thinking Inside the Box.
- Informal Rhode Island's Bored Nocturnal Adventurer's Guild www
Informal group and clues to the boxes they've planted. Rhode Island's Bored Nocturnal Adventurer's Guild.
- A GeoTruckers www
A geocaching community to help big rig truck drivers and RV'ers enjoy geocaching on the road. GeoTruckers.
- Guide Airport Geocaching www
Guide to geocaching for the pilot. Geocaching. Hundreds of geocaches within walking distance of airports. Airport Geocaching.
- Blog It's Not About the Numbers www
Blog by Kiwi siblings and geocachers Cumbyrocks and kjwx. Not About the Numbers. What's happening in the world of geocaching. It's Not About the Numbers.
- Geocaching Geocaching Australia www
Geocaching site with free cache listings, Australia, gpx files and forums for Geocaching Australia.
- "The Adventure-Caching www
"The cache owner store. Adventure-Caching." Groundspeak distributor. Also sells containers, tape, magnets, reflectors, logbooks, a stamp kit, trackables, other supplies. In English and German. Ships only within the European Union. Adventure-Caching.
- Geocoins Geocoinshop.de www
Geocoins and general geocaching supplies serving the European Union. Geocoinshop.de.
- Alexa: Geocaching Outdoors
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Geocaching Outdoors
- DMOZ: Geocaching Outdoors
dmoz.org Directory: Geocaching Outdoors