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A high-tech treasure hunting game

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Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers ... More

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Published 31 Aug 2011

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices, usually in the form of an internet phone. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, put there by other members. There are geocaches located all over the world in cities and countryside alike. Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment.

 

Membership is free, and once you are member you are ready to go hunting for your first geocache. Simply enter the coordinates of the cache you want to find from Geocaching.com into your GPS device, put on some shoes and pants and go out into the wild.

 

Geocaching combines location-based gaming, social networking, treasure hunting, GPS navigation, and outdoor recreation. The hobby was started in 2000 by a GPS enthusiast, Dave Ulmer, seeking to test the accuracy of the improved GPS signal available to civilians. In recent years Geocaching has boomed in popularity, with the wide availablity of GPS able mobile phones, this has brought the ability to geocache to the masses. Consequently the game has caused quite stir, there has even been cases of geocaches being mistaken for terrorist devices!

 

Today, more than 1.4 million geocaches have been hidden, and found by more than 4 million people worldwide. More specifically, the United States and Germany lead the world in this activity, with the Czech Republic, Canada and the United Kingdom...