GeoCoins are simple, geocaching-themed, virtual “coins.” They are designed to be easy to create, easy to collect and easy to share with your friends! At their most simple, GeoCoins will allow you to send and receive virtual GeoCoins encoded with short personal messages.
On the technical side of things, cryptographic proof-of-work provides a real-time peer to peer network of transaction verification, a “public ledger” of synchronized numbers, and unique possibilities for math-based puzzles.
|Mkt.Cap||$ 32,598.00||Volume 24H||15,901.00GEO|
|Market share||0%||Total Supply||1000 MGEO|
|Proof type||Open||$ 0.0076|
|Low||$ 0.0073||High||$ 0.0085|
Geocaching > Trackable Items > Geocoin FAQ
A typical geocache, like this one in the Czech Republic, is enclosed in a weather-proof case, and contains a logbook and inexpensive tokens. A Webcam Cache can only be logged with an image taken directly from the associated webcam feed. Virtual and Webcam Caches are grandfathered cache types.
Think like a non-geocacher and ask yourself, “Self, am I placing this geocache somewhere where it could be mistaken for something dangerous? ” Also ask yourself if geocache hunting behavior (i.e. looking through bushes) might draw attention in sensitive areas, like schools.
Aside from finding and reading all the guidelines posted at geocaching.com, a great deal of problem solving and a myriad of decisions are involved in setting a geocache. Decisions must be made about the type of cache, the precise location of the cache, and the type of container that is most appropriate to the cache site.
Regional rules for placement of caches have become quite complex. For example, in Virginia, the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Wildlife Management Agency now forbids the placement of geocaches on all land controlled by those agencies. Some cities, towns and recreation areas allow geocaches with few or no restrictions, but others require compliance with lengthy permitting procedures. Geocache listing websites have their own guidelines for acceptable geocache publications. Coordinates for a geocache can be downloaded onto a GPS receiver and found, without the need for a printout.
What is a letterbox cache?
Simply put, a Groundspeak Travel Bug is a trackable tag that you attach to an item. This allows you to track your item on Geocaching.com. The item becomes a hitchhiker that is carried from cache to cache (or person to person) in the real world and you can follow its progress online.
Drop and Visit logs
Since the participant will need to update the location of the geocache, he/she typically becomes the hider. It also consists of a container that has a logbook at the very least. It can have other items that can be traded should the person who hid the container wish to include some.
How do I log a trackable?
What is Cashay?
To visit the Bug's page, either go to the cache page for the geocache where you found the Bug and look for the Trackable in the inventory list, or visit the Travel Bug home page and use the search tool. To use the search tool, enter the tracking number in the supplied box and click the search button.
Distance is calculated for each Geocoin in the logs' date order. Sometimes users log a Geocoin with the wrong date so the order of the logs is incorrect. To correct this you can delete the logs that are incorrect and have the user re-enter them, but you'll have to address issues on a case-by-case basis. Occasionally a Geocoin is picked up but for whatever reason the person who picked it up does not log the find.
As with most participants, Jeremy Irish, a web developer for a Seattle company, stumbled upon Mike Teague's web site in July while doing research on GPS technology. The idea of treasure hunting and using tech-gadgets represented the marriage of two of his biggest interests. Discovering one was hidden nearby, Jeremy purchased his first GPS unit and went on his first hunt the following weekend. The second use of cache has more recently been used in technology. Memory cache is computer storage that is used to quickly retrieve frequently used information.
What is the best geocaching app?
Cache memory, also called CPU memory, is high-speed static random access memory (SRAM) that a computer microprocessor can access more quickly than it can access regular random access memory (RAM).
With these guidelines we aim to balance the needs and rights of the geocaching community, land managers, and the environment to ensure that geocaching can be enjoyed for years to come. The 10- year- old looks at the small gully, glances down at her hand- held Global Positioning System (GPS) then, with her head up, jumps over the ditch and runs up the hill.
How do you explain geocaching?
A Geocoin is a special coin created by individuals or groups of geocachers as a kind of signature item or calling card. Like Travel Bug® Trackables, each Geocoin is assigned a unique tracking ID which allows them to travel from geocache to geocache or to be passed amongst friends, picking up stories along the way.
- The first game, organized by gpsgames.org, ran for two months (June and July 2001); each subsequent game has run for one month.
- Sometimes geocachers find trackables and forget to log them.
- These items turn the adventure into a true treasure hunt.
- A pencil.Many caches will include a pencil, but bring your own to jot down notes just in case.
The Creation of Groundspeak
With Mike Teague's valuable input, the new site was completed and announced to the stash-hunting community on September 2, 2000. At the time the site was launched there were 75 known caches in the world. For the first few months, geocaching was confined to existing experienced GPS users who already used the technology for outdoor activities such as backpacking and boating. Most users had an existing knowledge of GPS and a firm grasp of obscure lingo like datums and WGS84.
A cache is a container filled with goodies – things like key chains, pins, toys and coins. There are also log books in each cache to record finds. In other words, geocaching is a modern day treasure hunt and a perfect sport for families. Through word of mouth, press articles, and even accidental cache discoveries, more and more people have become involved in geocaching. First started by technology and GPS enthusiasts, the ranks of geocachers now include couples, families, and groups from all walks of life.
Geocoins look like elaborate coins or medallions. Each contains a special tracking number that you can follow in real time. Geocaches are always put back at the location where they were found for the next geocacher to discover.
Does geocaching still exist?
On May 3, 2000, the first geocache was placed in a wooded area near Beavercreek, Oregon. Geocaching is a type of global treasure hunt in which people look for hidden stashes of objects—geocaches.
To create a travel bug, geocachers purchase a dog tag from the geocaching.com Web site and firmly attach it (by means of the accompanying chain) to an object of their choice. The travel bug is then registered on the geocaching.com Web site using the unique ID number listed on the dog tag.
Is geocaching a sport?
TFTC. "Thanks For The Cache". An acronym written by geocachers in logbooks or online when logging cache finds.
You cannot submit new Virtual or Webcam Cache pages, but you can find those that remain active. An Event may be published up to six months in advance if an overnight stay is expected or if the event is designed to attract geocachers from beyond the local area.
With the traditional cache, decisions must also be made about the initial cache contents. Researching and designing a new cache could easily become a group project that will test the participants’ social and group work skills. In setting or searching for a temporary cache, the geocachers must learn something about the area in which the cache is located. At its simplest, this will involve learning the basic geography of the area and perhaps discovering a road or trail that they had not explored before. In an urban environment, geocachers may discover a tree, a bench, or a memorial plaque they had never seen before.
Participants are provided with coordinates in order to find the caches. Geocaching has evolved from a small hobby to huge, well-organized treasure hunts for people of every age and ability.
It is common for geocachers to hide caches in locations that are important to them, reflecting a special interest or skill of the cache owner. They may be at your local park, at the end of a long hike, underwater or on the side of a city street.
As a result, a group often needs to call on the unique contributions and inherent strengths of all its members. The trackable has been in the same geocache for more than one year.