Curation vs Reviewing

TweetAs most people know, one of the fundamental aspects of geocaching.com is that every cache gets reviewed prior to being listed publicly.  This policy is in effect to protect the integrity of cache listings.  In that sense maybe the volunteers should be called curators instead of reviewers. There are about 200 volunteer reviewers that act on behalf of Groundspeak […]

Geocaching Theft

TweetDictionary.com defines theft as: the wrongful taking and carrying away of the personal goods of another from his or her possession with intent to convert them to the taker’s own use. I mention this because I want to make something clear. Taking someone’s cache and listing it as your own on another site is larceny or to use another word, theft. Geocaching.com has been around for 10 years and some other geocaching sites have been around for nearly […]

Something New From Garmin?

TweetThe Oregon will soon be replaced by the new Garmin Nevada neural implant with Area51 Geocache AutoSense(TM) technology. You’ll develop a twitch on your left side when you get within 250 metres of a geocache, and both sides will twitch when within 25 metres. Automatic downloads use TELUS and AT&T to download cache descriptions directly […]

Groundspeak Fosters Openness

TweetLast week I wrote a post about my struggle to get a count of the number of geocachers in Ontario from Groundspeak.  I went through the regular channels and was told the information doesn’t exist.  Technically speaking that is probably true so I rephrased my question.  I asked how many members of geocaching.com are from […]

10 Questions with Owner of Adventure Guide

Tweet I have been meaning to publish this interview for some time.  Local cacher ElectroQTed has made a few presentations for Adventure Guide in Waterloo and was kind enough to get me an introduction with Mike Furey the current owner of the store.  Mike and I sat down and had a little chat about geocaching. […]