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Tip of the Day 11/23:Finding Caches Along a Route

One of the great advantages of premium membership on Geocaching.com is the ability to specify caches along a route. To do this,go to the “User Routes” option on your profile page and specify the beginning and end points of your travel. The system will generate a GPX file that you can load into your [...]

Tip of the Day 11/16:The Future of Satellites

In our weekly Tech Tuesday tip,we tell you how to use technology to help you geocache.

The nation’s network of geostationary satellites,which is maintained by the U.S. Air Force,won’t last forever. New satellites must be regularly deployed to replace aging technology. As we were going to press,disturbing stories were emerging about [...]

Tip of the Day 11/1:A Real Simple GPSr

The GPSr market is a features war,with device makers competing to load up their devices with fancy add-ons like music players and digital cameras. These extras play well to the digerati,but what about the technophobes among us who just want to find a geocache?

Last year,mobile software maker Apisphere teamed with Groundspeak [...]

Tip of the Day 10/19:Trees,Buildings Can Confuse GPS Receivers

Yes,trees,and anything else that interferes with a line of sight. When satellites on the horizon are obscured by buildings or dense overgrowth,signals may be lost entirely. This is especially true in cities. You can be standing in an open square and get no better than 50-foot accuracy because of surrounding buildings. Some [...]

Tip of the Day 9/21:Geotagging Makes Photos Location-Aware

In our weekly Tech Tuesday tip,we tell you how to use technology to help you geocache.

Geotagging is a great way to associate the pictures you take with the places you’ve been. It’s also a good way to show other geocachers what scenery to expect when they go after a cache. Photo sharing services [...]

Tip of the Day 9/7:Get GSAK!

In our weekly Tech Tuesday tip,we tell you how to use technology to help you geocache.

We just can’t say enough about Geocaching Swiss Army Knife (GSAK),that wondrous work of software artistry that every serious geocacher should have on hand. GSAK costs $25,but is well worth the price if you geocache regularly [...]

Tip of the Day 8/10:Easily Find the Coordinates of Any Address

For our second Tech Tuesday Tip,we’ll give you a clue on how to use technology to help you geocache.

Have you ever needed to find the geographic coordinates of an address and didn’t know where to start? You can actually enter the address on Google Maps and extract the coordinates from the site’s embedded [...]

Tip of the Day 8/3:Lost in the Big City

For our very first Tech Tuesday Tip,we’ll give you a clue on how to use technology to help you geocache.

Have you ever been caching in the middle of New York City and discovered that the accuracy of your GPS receiver (GPSr) had dropped to ±75 feet and placed you in the middle of the [...]


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