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Google Earth and Geocaching

  • 21-07-2006 3:14pm
    Registered Users Posts: 2,055 ✭✭✭ fjon

    Just wondering if anyone out there has heard of geocaching?
    It's a world-wide treasurehunt using GPS. People hide treasures (usually small lunchboxes) with "treasures" inside, post the GPS co-ordinates on, and people go out and seek these treasures.
    They are usually placed in scenic or generally interesting places, so it's a great way to explore your own country, and a nice way to find places off the tourist trail in foreign countries.
    Anyway, I have been doing it for a year or so and find it quite enjoyable.
    So what's this got to do with Google Earth?
    Well, of you download the kml on this page you get a Geocaching browser for GE. Now just navigate to your home, wait a few seconds, and hopefully you should see some symbols pop showing which caches are nearby.
    Have a look, and if you have a GPSr, why not go out and hunt for your first cache? It's a bit of fun ;)