Comments on: Geocache Placement Experiment http://www.cachemania.com/geocache-placement-experiment/geocaches/2010/12/ Geocaching Can be Addictive Mon, 25 May 2015 14:52:06 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.11 By: northernpenguin http://www.cachemania.com/geocache-placement-experiment/geocaches/2010/12/comment-page-1/#comment-1821 Tue, 14 Dec 2010 18:10:40 +0000 http://www.cachemania.com/?p=1039#comment-1821 Well, that will solve the USA vs Canada thing (you going to list it there too once they’re up?).

Opencaching.ca will have it’s own challenges – I still wonder why they are segmenting the world like they are and carving up their already limited userbase. Now here comes another twist with Opencaching.ca : Opencaching.us can defend against Garmin’s lawyers if they go down the “Prior Art” route. Opencaching.ca, if it launches will launch AFTER Opencaching.com did and not have that benefit.

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By: teamvoyagr http://www.cachemania.com/geocache-placement-experiment/geocaches/2010/12/comment-page-1/#comment-1804 Tue, 14 Dec 2010 14:58:24 +0000 http://www.cachemania.com/?p=1039#comment-1804 The owner of opencaching.ca posted to the forums of opencaching.us that he would like to set up the Canadian site. It looks like he needs help in getting the site up an running.

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By: northernpenguin http://www.cachemania.com/geocache-placement-experiment/geocaches/2010/12/comment-page-1/#comment-1800 Tue, 14 Dec 2010 14:25:40 +0000 http://www.cachemania.com/?p=1039#comment-1800 What will be interesting will be to see what happens once GSAK is fully up to speed with the OCCOM api. Right now I have to consciously go to the OCCOM site and send these caches to my GPS vs just downloading my PQs via email in GSAK, then hitting send (or searching from my mobile device). As this is a duplication of effort and frankly most caches are posted first to GC, it’s not in the caching routine to load up from other sites.

Once it’s a one click merge to GSAK with GC data, I’d bet there will be more of an uptick in usage.

Opencaching.us suffers greatly here in Ontario due to the perception that it’s a USA thing, regardless of that truth. Someone should have picked up opencaching.ca and at least put a forwarder to the USA site. It is very difficult to market something that identifies itself primarily as .US to the Canadian market, particularly in South-Central Ontario.

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