Geocaching Related Sites:
Geocache Cache Rating System this is the web version of the
original GCRS that Brokenwing developed. The criteria are based
on the ranking system Brokenwing proposed on the groundspeak forums.
These were more or less based on some proposed by Markwell and Scout.
Thanks to them for their work. Also, thanks to ClayJar for web enabling
this! If you need to rate a cache, this is the way to do it!
The largest repository for caches. There are many thousands of caches
in countries world wide. Hosted by Jeremy Irish.
The biggest online community for Geocaching. Thousands of users
and tens of thousands of posts. Hosted by Jeremy Irish.
Geocaching Waypoint has online maps of geocaches. A great way
to visually see where the caches are. By clicking a pin, you will
be directed to the web site for that cache.
map of Dallas/ Fort Worth online map of geocaches in the D/FW
Mehaffey and Jack Yeazel's GPS Information Website about the
best place to get information and reviews on GPS receivers. There
is a ton of good GPS related information you won't find anywhere
makers of Magellan GPSR's and accessories.
Garmin the makers
of Garmin GPS Equipment.
Government Agency Information:
USDA Forest Service
an agency of the US Department of Agriculture. The Forest Service
has no formal policy on geocaching. Some areas seem to allow it,
while others don't.
National Parks Service
an agency of the US Department of the Interior. Note that Geocaching
is currently not allowed on NPS land.
of Land Management another agency of the US Department of the
Interior. the BLM has stewardship over more US land than any other
agency. Most of it in the western states.
and Wildlife Generally not opposed to Geocaching, but permission
Service a part of the Texas A&M system. No word yet on TFS
stance on geocaching.
Other Sites of Interest
Confluence Project is another GPSR activity. The goal of the
project is to visit each of the latitude and longitude integer degree
intersections in the world, and to take pictures at each location.
The pictures and stories will then be posted on the Confluence website.
a similar activity to Geocaching, except letterboxers usually don't
use a GPS, but use clues to find the letterbox. Also, letterboxes
usually don't contain any items other than a log.
Orienteering Federation Orienteering has been described as "running
while playing chess" and "cunning running". Competitive orienteering
involves using a detailed map and a compass to navigate one's way
round a course with designated control points which are drawn on
An Expedition Race.