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 […]

It IS About the Numbers

TweetMany posts I’ve read online question Garmin’s motive for launching opencaching.com.  A recurring theme is “why do we need another listing site”.   From what I can tell this isn’t so much about what a cacher may need, it’s about about what Garmin needs.    As $4 billion dollar company Garmin needs to protect it’s market […]

Opencaching.com Popular in Ontario

TweetI’ve been watching the growth of listing on opencaching.com quite closely.  The ability to upload hides makes it easy to add existing caches into the site.  When I looked at the map for Ontario I thought that maybe a lot of local cachers were taking advantage of this feature. I have written previously that cachers […]

Magellan Sets Its Course

TweetMy view of the launch of opencaching.com is that Garmin is using the site as a marketing vehicle.  Geocaching as a hobby is growing exponentially.  Garmin wants a larger share of that market.  The companies that I think should be most concerned about OC.com are the other hardware manufacturers.  The GPSr manufacturers are drawing up […]

When is Geocaching Free?

TweetFree is a relative word.  I had a GPS before I knew anything about geocaching.  It was with my second GPS and etrex Legend that I discovered geocaching.  I didn’t buy the etrex for geocaching it just worked out that I could use it for this new geocaching thing.  When I was doing that geocaching […]