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Geocachers rescue a deer!

Amazing what Geocachers stumble upon while out looking for a cache!

European Galileo GPS Satellites Nearing Orbits

Exciting news for all European Geocachers is that two of the GPS satellites, FM3 and FM4, for the Galileo constellation are nearing their orbit. The satellites sent out their first signals at about 2200 hrs on 12 October after a successful launch. On 19 and 20 Oct the satellites were handed over to the Galileo …

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16th Chinese GPS Satellite Launched

China has launched the 16th GPS satellite for the Beidou or Compass GPS constellation. This GPS constellation is intended to provide GPS service for the Asia-Pacific area by early 2013. It will be ready for worldwide use by 2020. This is vey good new for the Geocaching community since the more GPS satellites available the …

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We’re One Step Closer! Next Generation Global Positioning System III

Here is some exciting new about the development of the Next Generation Global Positioning System III. Once these new GPS satellites are in orbit our GPSr will gain more accuracy which might make finding a tricky Geocache much easier! This propulsion system is part of the rocket used to guide the new GPS III into …

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Info from the Civil GPS Service Interface Committee Meeting (CGSIC)

I think that probably 99.9% of us Geocachers take GPS technology for granted. We know that there is some kind of satellite signal that our GPSr is picking up, don’t really understand it all, and only wish it was more accurate. We also just want it there for us when we are out geocaching or …

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Geocaching Family Rescued from Cave! Let people know where you are!

Apparently on Tuesday, 14 August 2012, some geocachers got lost or stuck in a cave near Rochester New York. The story does not provide many details but the video does. At the end of the news video is a good video about Geocaching Safety. “Local geocachers say the family that was rescued from the cave …

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Is GPS technology putting you in danger?

We all know the benefits of having GPS enable devices. They lead us through large cities that we have never visited, they show us the way home when we get lost, they help us avoid heavy traffic, they warn us of speed traps. But are they also putting us in a dangerous position because when …

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Geocaching attracts tourists and brings new revenue to communities

Many times there is a story in the news about how a Geocache caused a bomb scare and money was spent by communities to have the container destroyed by the local authorities. Well here is a story from the Miami Herald Tribune on how communities can bring in new tourism revenue by encouraging responsible Geocaching. …

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East Bethel Minnesota supports Geocaching!

Here is another story of a city in the USA using Geocaching to promote education, science, tourism, and a healthy lifestyle! It is good to see that there are places embracing Geocaching as a great family hobby. According to Nate Ayshford, “The purpose of this program was to try to create more activities for families …

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Mayberryman visits Buddy Holly’s Virtual Cache

I love Mayberryman’s videos! He has so much energy and enthusiasm for Geocaching and he seems ALMOST as strange as me! It would be cool to meet up with him and go geocaching someday.CLICK HERE to check out the video of his visit to the location where Buddy Holly died.