What is Geocaching all about?
Geocaching 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.
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!
Groundspeak Travel 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! Waymarking.com will provide you with the tools to share and discover unique and interesting locations on the planet.
First 100 Geocaches from the first one on May 3, 2000 in Oregon.
Geocaching 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".
GSA 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.
Geocacher U - New site about geocaching.
Geocaching with the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission - Nice site showing types of geocahes as related to their ratings.
Buxley's Geocaching Waypoint Clickable geocache maps of the world, countries, states & cities!
Geo Caching at Garmin This GPS manufacturer has a webpage on Geocaching.
Geocaching with Navicache This Geocaching site is based in Rochester, NY.
On the Map - Syracuse Post Standard This newspaper article highlights the geocaching adventures of local teachers.
Introduction to Geocaching Guide -- PDF file Here is a handy Geocaching guidebook for beginners!
Groundspeak.com - 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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