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 […]

Geocache Placement Experiment

TweetI became aware in early November that Garmin was going to launch opencaching.com.  AS I was researching that site I explored a few other geocache listing sites.  I decided to try listing a cache on the other sites and see what would happen.  Would those caches get found? The short answer is they have all […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]