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Wichtige Neuerungen in der Datenschutzerklärung von Geocaching HQ

24. Mai 2018 // 0 Kommentare

Wir aktualisieren unsere Datenschutzerklärung, um dir mehr Kontrolle über die Verwendung deiner Daten zu ermöglichen. Dies ist Teil unserer fortwährenden Verpflichtung, dich nachvollziehbar über den Umgang mit deinen Daten zu informieren und diese sicher zu verwahren. Wir haben ebenfalls Veränderungen einbezogen, die sich mit den neuen Standards befassen, die im Rahmen der europäischen Datenschutzvorschriften, auch bekannt als Datenschutz-Grundverordnung (DSGVO), eingeführt wurden. Wir möchten dich dazu ermuntern, die aktualisierte Datenschutzrichtlinie zu lesen. Hier findest du einige der wichtigsten Änderungen: Transparenz: Wir haben zusätzliche Angaben über die Art und Verwendung der Informationen, die wir sammeln, bereitgestellt. Darüber hinaus haben wir deine Optionen und die Kontrolle über deine Informationen näher erläutert. DSGVO: Am 25. Mai 2018 tritt ein neues Datenschutzrecht in der Europäischen Union (EU) in Kraft, nämlich die Datenschutz-Grundverordnung (DSGVO). Die DSGVO gibt Privatpersonen in der EU mehr Kontrolle über die Nutzung ihrer Daten und sieht gewisse Verpflichtungen für Unternehmen, die Informationen über diese Personen verarbeiten, vor. Wir haben unsere Datenschutzbestimmungen und Prozesse diesbezüglich aktualisiert, um den neuen Anforderungen der DSGVO gerecht zu werden. In den kommenden Tagen werden wir zusätzliche Mittel zur Verfügung stellen, um dir beim Löschen deiner Informationen, wie auch der Kontrolle über das Teilen dieser behilflich zu sein. Funktionalität: Wir werden die Möglichkeit des Löschens deiner Beiträge dem Geocaching-Forum hinzufügen. Wir werden zudem die Möglichkeit hinzufügen, vom Teilen deines öffentlich verfügbaren Geocaching-Profils auf Seiten oder innerhalb von Anwendungen, die durch autorisierte Entwickler erstellt wurden, abzusehen bzw. das Teilen zu verweigern. Diese Änderungen treten für bestehende Nutzer unserer Dienste am 23. Mai 2018 in Kraft. Mit der weiteren Verwendung unserer Dienste am oder nach dem 23. Mai 2018 erkennst du unsere aktualisierten Datenschutz– und Nutzungsbestimmungen an und stimmst diesen zu. Nimm gerne Kontakt mit uns auf, falls noch Fragen bestehen. Wir hoffen, dass diese Aktualisierungen unser fortwährendes Engagement demonstrieren, dem Schutz deiner Privatsphäre und dem Respekt deiner Daten nachzukommen. Danke, dass du Teil der Geocaching-Community bist. [...]

Importante mise à jour des politiques de Geocaching HQ

24. Mai 2018 // 0 Kommentare

Nous mettons à jour notre politique de confidentialité pour vous permettre de mieux contrôler l'utilisation de vos données personnelles. Cela fait partie de notre engagement continu à vous assurer de la transparence quant à l'utilisation et la protection de vos données. Nous avons également inclus des modifications pour répondre aux nouvelles normes européennes de la loi de protection des données, connue sous le nom de Règlement général sur la protection des données (RGPD). Nous vous encourageons à lire la mise à jour de notre politique de confidentialité. Voici les changements plus saillants : Transparence : Nous avons fourni plus de détails sur la collection et l'utilisation l'information. Nous avons également expliqué les options disponible pour contrôler votre information. RGPD : Le 25 mai 2018, la nouvelle loi sur la protection des données de L'Union européenne (UE), le Règlement général sur la protection des données (RGPD), entre en vigueur. Le RGPD donnent plus de contrôle aux individus de l'UE sur la façon d'utiliser leurs données et impose certaines obligations aux entreprises chargées de traiter ces informations. Nous avons actualisé notre politique de confidentialité et nos processus afin de respecter les nouvelles exigences du RGPD. Dans les prochains jours, nous fournirons des outils supplémentaires pour supprimer votre information et contrôler de quelle façon elle est partagée. Fonctionnalité : Nous ajouterons la fonctionnalité de supprimer vos commentaires dans les forums de Geocaching. Nous ajouterons également l'option de prévenir le partage de votre profil public de Geocaching avec les sites ou applications liés aux développeurs autorisés de Geocaching. Ces modifications prendront place pour les utilisateurs actuels de nos services le 23 mai 2018. En continuant à utiliser nos services à partir du 23 mai 2018, vous reconnaissez et acceptez notre politique de confidentialité actuelle ainsi que nos dernières conditions d'utilisation. N'hésitez pas à nous contacter si vous avez des questions. Nous espérons que ces mises à jour démontrent notre engagement envers la protection de votre confidentialité et le respect pour vos données personnelles. Nous vous remercions de faire partie de la communauté du géocaching. [...]

Actualizaciones Importantes de las Políticas de Geocaching HQ

24. Mai 2018 // 0 Kommentare

Estamos actualizando nuestra Política de Privacidad para darle más control sobre cómo usamos sus datos personales. Esto es parte de nuestro continuo compromiso de ser transparentes acerca de cómo usamos sus datos y los mantenemos seguros. También hemos incluido cambios para abordar los nuevos estándares introducidos por la ley europea de protección de datos conocida como el Reglamento General de Protección de Datos (RGPD). Le recomendamos que lea la Política de Privacidad actualizada. Estos son algunos de los aspectos más destacados de lo que va a cambiar: Transparencia: Hemos proporcionado detalles adicionales sobre la información que recopilamos y cómo usamos esa información. También explicamos sus opciones y el control que usted tiene sobre su información. RGPD: El 25 de mayo de 2018 entra en vigor una nueva ley de protección de datos de la Unión Europea (UE), el Reglamento General de Protección de Datos (RGPD). El RGPD brinda a las personas de la UE más control sobre cómo se utilizan sus datos y establece ciertas obligaciones a las empresas que procesan la información de esas personas. Hemos actualizado nuestra Política de Privacidad y nuestros procesos para tener en cuenta los nuevos requisitos del RGPD. En los próximos días, proporcionaremos herramientas adicionales para ayudarlo a eliminar su información y controlar cómo se comparte. Funcionalidad: Vamos a agregar la función de borrar a los foros de Geocaching para que pueda eliminar sus publicaciones. También agregaremos la posibilidad de optar por no compartir su perfil público de Geocaching en las páginas web/aplicaciones relacionadas con el geocaching de los Desarrolladores Autorizados. Estos cambios tendrán efecto para los usuarios existentes de nuestros servicios el 23 de mayo de 2018. Al continuar utilizando nuestros servicios a partir del 23 de mayo de 2018, usted reconoce y acepta nuestra Política de Privacidad y los Términos de Uso actualizados. Contáctenos si tiene alguna duda. Esperamos que estas actualizaciones demuestren nuestro continuo compromiso de proteger su privacidad y respetar sus datos. Gracias por ser parte de la comunidad Geocaching. [...]

Important Updates to Geocaching HQ’s Policies

24. Mai 2018 // 0 Kommentare

We are updating our Privacy Policy to give you more control over how we use your personal data. This is part of our ongoing commitment to be transparent about how we use your data and keep it safe. We have also included changes to address the new standards introduced by the European data protection law known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We encourage you to read the updated Privacy Policy. Here are some of the highlights of what's changing: Transparency: We've provided additional details about the information we collect and how we use that information. We've also explained your choices and the control you have over your information. GDPR: On May 25, 2018, a new European Union (EU) data protection law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), takes effect. The GDPR gives individuals in the EU more control over how their data is used and places certain obligations on businesses that process information of those individuals. We've updated our Privacy Policy and our processes to take into account the new requirements of the GDPR. Functionality: We have added delete functionality to the Geocaching Forums to allow you to delete your posts. We have also added the ability to opt-out of sharing your publicly available Geocaching profile on Authorized Developer's geocaching-related sites/applications. These changes will take effect for existing users of our services on May 23, 2018. By continuing to use our services on or after May 23, 2018, you acknowledge and agree to our updated Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Feel free to contact https://www.geocaching.com/help/ if you have any questions. We hope these updates demonstrate our ongoing commitment to protecting your privacy and respecting your data. Thank you for being a part of the Geocaching community. [...]

Selfie Letterbox — Geocache of the Week

24. Mai 2018 // 0 Kommentare

Letterbox Hybrid GC55MY9 by wanrex Difficulty: 2 Terrain: 2 Location: Hong Kong N 22° 22.689 E 114° 11.002 Geocaching of the Week—photos from the selfie Letterbox Hybrid (GC55MY9)This Geocache of the Week celebrates the self, or more accurately, the selfie. For the geocacher who enjoys a little self-reflection, we present the “Selfie Letterbox” cache in Hong Kong to give you a flash of inspiration. Geocaching friends before and after photolog!Picture this: each cacher takes two photos*, one to place in the logbook and one to keep for themselves. The toughest part of the cache hunt may be the walk from the train station, but you just need to focus to capture the landscape of ground zero. Just take a couple of selfies, stamp the logbook, then paste your photo once the film has developed.If you don't have a photographic memory, the cache page offers detailed instructions about the camera if you need them. Just take a couple of selfies, stamp the logbook, then paste your photo once the film has developed. It's a snap. The “Selfie Letterbox” cache in Hong Kong to give you a flash of inspiration We imagine many of you are thinking, “Wow — I want to hide a selfie cache like this!” So, don't take this, ahem… negatively… but you'll need to keep a few things in mind. Maintenance is key to all caches, but this type requires consistent logbook, film, and battery replacements. “Wow — I want to hide a selfie cache like this!”This has developed itself into a bucket list cache if you find yourself in Hong Kong. *Taking and posting photos with the camera is optional and not required to log this cache. Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world. Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form. [...]

Thank a Volunteer Day is May 22!

22. Mai 2018 // 0 Kommentare

Whether you've been part of the geocaching community for a long time or just recently found your first geocache, May 22 (and everyday!) is a great day to thank a volunteer. If you've found a cache, hidden a cache, used the forums, or used the Geocaching website or app in a language other than English, you've benefited from the amazing efforts of the community volunteers. There are 400+ passionate and dedicated geocaching community members who volunteer behind the scenes. These include reviewers, EarthCache reviewers, translators, and moderators who keep the game in motion all over the world! Volunteers are often amazing cache owners and Event hosts. They create incredible gadget caches, host regular local gatherings, join Mega-Event planning committees, promote Geocaching International Film Festival (GIFF) events, or make Cache In Trash Out® (CITO) their life philosophy. So many geocaching volunteers give to the game every day. Let's celebrate them, as May 22nd marks the second annual Thank a Volunteer Day in the geocaching world! Here are some ways to show your support every day of the year: Send a note to your local reviewers to show your appreciation. Contact your regional geocaching organization to thank them for their work. Get in touch with cachers who regularly host CITOs and say “Thanks!”. Thank your favorite cache hider. They are volunteers too! If you live in a non-English speaking country, post a thank you note in your local geocaching Facebook page. Visit the Geocaching Forums and give a shout out to the forum moderators. Here is a little more about the different types of Community Volunteers: Reviewers (including EarthCache reviewers) support cache owners to ensure every geocache follows geocaching and local guidelines. Each geocache you find or hide has received the guidance and support of a community volunteer. EarthCache reviewers also use their expertise in geology to ensure a quality geological learning experience comes with every EarthCache. Translators translate the website, apps, and other resources into local languages all over the world. If you're reading this in another language that's due to the efforts of a translator! Moderators keep a pulse on the Geocaching Forums by ensuring conversations are helpful, positive, and on-topic. How have volunteers elevated your geocaching? Let us know in the comments below! [...]

Request a DuckTales trackable and help the Huey, Dewey, Louie, and Webby find hidden treasure!

22. Mai 2018 // 0 Kommentare

The kids of DuckTales are back in town and on an adventure of a lifetime. Will you help Huey the “The Explorer”, Dewey the “The Adventurer”, Louie the “The Charmer” and Webby the “The Warrior” discover hidden treasure? Geocaching is teaming up with DuckTales on Disney Channel to release 5,000 Huey, Dewey, Louie, and Webby trackables in a paid partnership with Disney. Help the kids embark on a globe-trotting adventure and treasure hunt by moving them from geocache to geocache. Enter to receive a trackable at geocaching.com/ducktales and share your experience on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using #DuckTalesCache. [...]

GeoTour completed? Souvenir earned!

22. Mai 2018 // 0 Kommentare

This blog post was written by geocaching veteran, Geocaching HQ employee and purple enthusiast, MissJenn. Are you one of the people who recently received a souvenir for completing one of these official GeoTours? Congratulations! We hope you enjoyed the surprise. Do you have questions? We have answers. Are you a person who has never been on a GeoTour? We have answers for you, too! First things first:Souvenirs are virtual pieces of art displayed on your public profile. GeoTours combine geocaching and travel to uplevel your vacations. With this latest update, we've combined them for a WIN-WIN-WIN combination! Today players around the world are receiving a souvenir for any live GeoTour they have completed. Pack your bags! The hardest part will be choosing which GeoTour to do first. GeoTours are official collections of geocaches that serve as self-guided, themed tours around historic sites, parks, cities, and more. They are often sponsored by local tourism boards, historical associations, or national park systems. Local experts pick out the best places to visit. Players using the official GeocachingⓇ app while on location enjoy the dedicated section that makes GeoTour completion easy to track (see image above). How do I qualify for a GeoTour souvenir?Find all active and temporarily disabled caches on an active GeoTour to earn their unique souvenir. Archived caches are not part of the requirement. One of the caches on the GeoTour was disabled when I was there. Do I still get the souvenir?Sorry, but no. You have not completed the GeoTour. You'll have to try the cache when it can be found again. We understand that a return trip to that location may be difficult. What is the “acquired on” date?The “acquired on” date is when you receive any digital souvenir. Although you completed a GeoTour sometime between 2012 and May 21, 2018, the “acquired on” date will display as May 21, 2018 and cannot be adjusted. If you complete a GeoTour after today, the “acquired on” date will be the actual date that you complete that GeoTour. What about the numbers?The total number of caches on a GeoTour may increase or decrease over time. Your friend who completes the GeoTour at a different time than you may earn the same souvenir by finding a different number of caches. You'd both get the same completion souvenir. What about the physical prizes?Some GeoTours offer geocoins and/or other prizes. Those are unrelated to the completion souvenir. I own some caches on a GeoTour. How can I get that souvenir?First find all of the GeoTour caches that you do not own. Then contact us specifying your username and which GeoTour you completed using the section “06. Souvenirs.” Will you make a souvenir available for completing GeoTours that used to be listed in the directory?Our goal is to offer a souvenir for the completion of every GeoTour. We will decide about now-retired GeoTours based on the initial roll out. Did you know?Both Basic and Premium members can find and log GeoTour geocaches of all types and difficulty and terrain ratings! See the Premium vs. Basic membership features chart. So where are you going?Discover the possibilities at our global GeoTour directory. Plan with interactive maps and use the official GeocachingⓇ app while on location. SamuelStem found a geocache *and* The Shy Bigfoot while on the Bonneville Bigfoots Search GeoTour (GT3E). What might you find? [...]

Chraxli’s mini Wonderland — Geocache of the Week

17. Mai 2018 // 0 Kommentare

Traditional GC75ZT5 by chraxli Difficulty: 1 Terrain: 1 Location: Ostschweiz Switzerland N 47° 05.491 E 009° 29.866 Have you ever wondered what your town would look like shrunk to dollhouse scale? Cache owner, chraxli, not only had the vision, but he executed the idea in his own front yard! Paying homage to their local station in Wartou, whose sign is featured in the vignette, this Geocache of the Week in Eastern Switzerland is anything but Traditional. CO chraxli's station sign in Wartou makes a special miniature appearance The village in Chraxli's mini Wonderland features a weaving train track, bridge spanning a miniature creek, illuminated street lamps, intricate buildings, working water pump and waterwheel, grazing livestock, and a myriad of other animals. Chraxli, who maintains the scene with his wife, originally owned a simple Traditional nearby, but they felt the need to convert their unused strip of lawn into something special. “It should be something about a train in a beautiful terrain,” Chraxli said of their brainstorming process. “The idea haunted our minds for some more time and we finally got to work in the spring of 2017. The train emerges from a gated tunnel with caboose in towThe project took around ten weeks from groundbreaking to completion of the technical and water-based features. The star of this cache is undoubtedly the train that connects the different features in the village. Its tracks weave through the alpine scene while it transports the access key to the cache container right to the geocacher via a START button. Once pressed, the train emerges from a gated tunnel with caboose in tow, proudly carrying its precious cargo (passengers, too!). “The control is handled by a microprocessor,” chraxli explained, “which monitors the function and detects faults and informs us via SMS.” There are five miniature animals in this picture — can you spot them all?The extensive amount of care that went into the implementation of this cache as well as the labor of love in preventing the moving elements' technical failure are evident. That effort has been richly rewarded by the positive logs and Favorite points that have steadily poured in over the last year. “When we are at home when cachers come here, we can meet them and have a short conversation,” chraxli remarked. “In my opinion, this is the reward of each cache owner and should be the [incentive] to all others to publish great caches or caches in nice places.” A miniature working spigot, waterwheel, and street lamp“For us, geocaching is about the experience, the great caches and beautiful places that are remembered that you would never have seen without geocaching,” chraxli said. True to his word, Chraxli's mini Wonderland is sure to make tracks in the years to come as a memorable experience, both for his family and the cachers that visit. “Never give up the ambition to create awesome caches…then the joy is biggest on both sides!” Click to view slideshow. Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world. Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form. [...]

Différence entre SWAG et objets voyageurs

16. Mai 2018 // 0 Kommentare

Le but du géocaching est simple : encourager les géocacheurs à partir à l'aventure où qu'ils se trouvent. Mais le jeu du géocaching peut être bien plus complexe. Il y a des acronymes (MPLC, FTF, etc.), différents types de caches, SWAG (objets à échanger), et les objets voyageurs. Aujourd'hui, nous abordons le sujet des SWAG et objets voyageurs, mais n'hésitez pas à consulter le glossaire et le centre d'aide pour plus d'informations si vous débutez juste dans le géocaching. Les SWAG et les objets voyageurs sont des objets que vous avez probablement déjà vus dans une cache, mais même s'ils se ressemblent, ils sont en fait bien différents ! Nous allons explorer quelques-unes de ces différences ci-dessous. Tout d'abord : les SWAG. De petits jeux, des porte-clés, et d'autres trésors que l'on peut trouver dans une cache – ce sont des SWAG – ou Stuff We All Get en anglais, autrement dit, les objets d'échange. Un SWAG est souvent quelque chose fait-maison, ou représente un géocacheur, leurs points d'intérêt, ou d'où ils viennent ! Les géocacheurs échangent les swag en remplaçant des objets dans la géocache par quelque chose de valeur supérieure ou égale. Jetez un oeil à quelques exemples SWAG ci-dessous ! D'un autre côté les objets voyageurs sont des pièces du jeu qui voyagent, ils sont envoyés pour parcourir le monde en passant par des géocaches ou des events, souvent avec un but ou une mission. Quelques-uns de ces buts peuvent être spécifiques, comme visiter chaque état des Etats-Unis, ou ils peuvent juste vouloir partir à l'aventure vers autant de caches que possible. De toute façon, les objets voyageurs vous permettent de suivre un parcours épique, une histoire et une géocache à la fois. Chaque log sur votre objet voyageur est comme une page sur un journal de bord virtuel. Vous pourrez voir des lieux exotiques, et communiquer avec les géocacheurs qui prennent soin de votre objet de cache en cache. Regardez quelques exemples d'objets voyageurs ci-dessous ! La principale différence entre les SWAG et les objets voyageurs est que vous pouvez garder les SWAG, mais à moins qu'un objet voyageur soit signalé comme étant collectionnable, la meilleure chose que vous pouvez faire pour lui c'est de le remettre dans une autre cache, plus proche de son but ! Jusqu'ici tout va bien ? Maintenant prenons un peu de temps pour décrire la façon de procéder. Ne vous inquiétez pas, ce sont juste quelques points à retenir ! Comment faire la différence entre les objets voyageurs et les SWAG ? La manière la plus simple pour différencier les deux est de regarder s'il y a un code de suivi sur eux. Les codes de suivi peuvent se trouver directement sur eux, écrits ou gravés, ou attachés à eux grâce à un tag. Voici ci-dessous trois formes différentes d'objets voyageurs : Tags :Géocoins :Objets avec numéro de suivi : Puis-je garder un SWAG ? Oui ! Il faut juste faire attention à laisser quelque chose pour la personne suivante en échangeant un objet de valeur supérieure ou égale. Puis-je garder un objet voyageur ? À moins que cet objet ne spécifie qu'il peut être collectionné, vous ne devez pas le garder. Au contraire, essayez de le rapprocher de son but ! Si vous ne prenez pas la bonne direction, essayez de juste le découvrir à la place de manière à ce que son propriétaire sache qu'il est toujours dans la cache. Inspiré pour échanger des SWAG ou envoyer un objet voyageur parcourir le monde ? Regardez notre album d'objets voyageurs et jetez un oeil aux derniers sortis dans la boutique Geocaching. Mais il nous reste une question : quel sont les meilleurs SWAG ou objets voyageurs que vous avez croisés ? [...]

Der Unterschied zwischen SWAG (Tauschgegenständen) und Trackables

16. Mai 2018 // 0 Kommentare

Der Kern vom Geocachen ist einfach: Es soll Geocacher dazu inspirieren, an allen möglichen Orten Abenteuer zu erleben. Geocaching kann aber auch viel komplizierter sein. Es gibt Abkürzungen wie TFTC und FTF, verschiedene Cache-Typen, Tauschgegenstände und Trackables. Heute legen wir unser Augenmerk auf Tauschgegenstände und Trackables. Lies das Glossar und das Hilfe-Center, wenn du gerade erst mit Geocaching anfängst und mehr Informationen benötigst. Wahrscheinlich hast Du sowohl Tauschgegenstände als auch Trackables schon in Geocaches gesehen. Beide können ähnlich aussehen, es gibt aber auch große Unterschiede! Unten schauen wir uns diese Unterschiede an. Tauschgegenstände sind zum Beispiel kleine Spielzeuge, Schlüsselanhänger oder andere kleine Schätze, die man im Geocache findet. Wir nennen das Geocaching-SWAG (“stuff we all get”). SWAG ist oft etwas selbstgemachtes oder zeigt, wer der Geocacher ist, wofür er sich interessiert, oder woher er kommt. Geocacher nehmen aus dem Geocache einen Tauschgegenstand und hinterlassen dafür einen anderen Tauschgegenstand, der einen gleichwertigen oder höheren Wert hat. Schau Dir unten ein paar Beispiele für SWAG an! Trackables hingegen sind Spielstücke, die auf der Reise sind. Geocacher schicken ihren Trackable auf die Reise, indem sie ihn in einem Geocache ablegen oder zu einem Event mitnehmen. Oft haben diese Trackables auch eine Mission oder ein Ziel. Es könnte eine spezielle Mission sein, zum Beispiel alle Staaten der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika zu besuchen. Es könnte aber auch die Mission sein, so viele Caches wie möglich zu besuchen. Auf alle Fälle kannst Du durch Trackables an einer fantastischen Reise teilnehmen, von einer Geschichte und einem Cache zum nächsten Abenteuer. Jeder Logeintrag des Trackables ist ein digitales Tagebuch. Du kannst exotische Orte entdecken, Logbucheinträge der Reise des Trackables lesen, und mit anderen Geocachern in Kontakt treten, die Deinen Trackable von Geocache zu Geocache bringen. Schau Dir unten einige Beispiele für Trackables an! Der Hauptunterschied zwischen SWAG und Trackables ist, dass Du SWAG behalten kannst. Wenn der Trackable nicht zufälligerweise in der Beschreibung sagt, dass er in eine Sammlung aufgenommen werden kann, solltest Du den Trackable wieder in einen anderen Cache legen. Somit bringst Du den Trackable näher an sein Ziel. Bisher alles klar? Jetzt reden wir etwas über Geocaching-Etikette. Keine Sorge, nur ein paar kleine Auffrischungen. Wie kann ich den Unterschied zwischen Tauschgegenständen und Trackables erkennen? Die einfachste Möglichkeit ist es, nach einem Trackingcode zu suchen. Diese Codes können sich direkt auf dem Gegenstand (aufgeschrieben oder eingraviert) oder an einem Anhänger befinden. Unten siehst Du drei unterschiedliche Arten von Trackables: Anhänger: Geocoins: Gegenstände mit Tracking-Code: Kann ich einen SWAG behalten? Ja! Bitte hinterlasse für den nächsten Geocacher einen anderen gleichwertigen oder höherwertigen Gegenstand! Kann ich einen Trackable behalten? Du solltest einen Trackable normalerweise nicht behalten, außer die Beschreibung des Trackables sagt ausdrücklich, dass er in eine Sammlung aufgenommen werden darf. Versuche stattdessen, dem Trackable auf seiner Mission zu helfen! Falls Du nicht in die Richtung reist, in die der Trackable reisen will, kannst Du den Trackable im Geocache lassen und nur seine Entdeckung loggen. So weiß der Eigentümer des Trackables, dass der Trackable noch im Geocache liegt. Möchtest Du nun selbst etwas tauschen oder einen Trackable auf die Reise schicken? Lasse Dich von unserem Trackable-Album inspirieren und besuche den Geocaching-Shop, um die neuesten Trackables und Geocoins zu sehen. Jetzt stellt sich die Frage: Was war der beste Tauschgegenstand oder der beste Trackable, den Du je gesehen hast? [...]

La diferencia entre SWAG (Cosas de intercambio – Stuff We All Get) y rastreables

16. Mai 2018 // 0 Kommentare

El objetivo del geocaching es bastante simple: inspirar a los geocachers a vivir una aventura en cada lugar. Pero el juego puede ser mucho más complicado. Hay acrónimos (TFTC, FTF, etc.), distintos tipos de cachés, SWAG y rastreables. Hoy, nos vamos a centrar en los objetos de intercambio (SWAG) y los rastreables, pero asegúrate de echar un vistazo al glosario y el Centro de Ayuda si acabas de empezar en el geocaching. Tanto los objetos de intercambio como los rastreables son objetos que probablemente ya has visto antes en algún geocaché, pero aunque parecen similares, ¡son muy diferentes! Más abajo analizamos algunas de estas diferencias. Primero: Objetos de intercambio. Pequeños juguetes, llaveros, y otros tesoros que se encuentran en un caché – son objetos de intercambio de geocaching (SWAG – Stuff We All Get). A menudo, estos objetos son artesanales o representan a un geocacher, sus intereses o su lugar de origen. Los geocachers intercambian objetos intercambiandolos por otros de igual o superior valor. ¡Echa un vistazo a algunos ejemplos más abajo! Los rastreables, por otro lado, son objetos viajeros que los geocachers envían al mundo a través de un geocaché o evento. Suelen tener un objetivo o misión. Estos pueden tener un fin como por ejemplo visitar cada estado de los Estados Unidos, o simplemente seguir su aventura por tantos cachés como sea posible. De cualquier modo, los rastreables te permiten vivir una experiencia fantástica, una historia y un geocaché con cada movimiento. Cada registro de tu rastreable es una página de un diario digital. Puedes ver lugares exóticos, leer los comentarios de los viajes de tu rastreable y conectar con geocachers que llevan tu rastreable de geocaché en geocaché. ¡Echa un vistazo a algunos ejemplos de rastreables a continuación! La diferencia principal entre los objetos de intercambio y los rastreables es que te puedes quedar los primeros, pero salvo que un rastreable esté marcado como coleccionable, lo mejor que puedes hacer es moverlo de un geocaché a otro acercándolo a su objetivo. ¿Hasta aquí bien? Ahora viene la parte de etiqueta. Pero no te preocupes, ¡sólo son unos pequeños consejos! ¿Cómo se puede diferenciar un rastreable de un objeto de intercambio? La mejor manera de diferenciarlos es buscar un código rastreable en el objeto. Los códigos rastreables pueden estar escritos o grabados en el propio objeto o enganchados con una chapa. A continuación vemos tres tipos distintos de rastreables: Chapas: Geocoins: Objetos con código rastreable: ¿Puedo quedarme con los objetos de intercambio? ¡Sí! Sólo asegúrate de dejar algo de un valor igual o superior para la siguiente persona. ¿Puedo quedarme un rastreable? Salvo que el rastreable esté marcado específicamente como coleccionable, no debes quedártelo. ¡Pero puedes intentar acercarlo a su objetivo!. Si no vas en la misma dirección, simplemente descúbrelo para que el propietario sepa que aún está en el caché. ¿Inspirado para intercambiar objetos o enviar un rastreable de viaje? Mira nuestro álbum inspirador de rastreables y revisa las últimas novedades de la Tienda de Geocaching. Y ahora, una pregunta: ¿cuál es el mejor objeto de intercambio o rastreable que has encontrado? [...]

The difference between SWAG and trackables

16. Mai 2018 // 0 Kommentare

The core of geocaching is pretty simple: to inspire geocachers to have an adventure at every location. But the game of geocaching can be much more complex. There are acronyms (TFTC, FTF, etc.), different cache types, SWAG, and trackables. Today, we're focusing on SWAG and trackables, but be sure to check out the glossary and Help Center for more information if you're just getting started with geocaching. Both SWAG and trackables are items that you have probably seen in a geocache before, but even though they can look similar, they are actually much different! Below we'll explore some of these differences. First up: SWAG. Small toys, keychains, and other treasures found in the cache – that's geocaching SWAG – or Stuff We All Get. SWAG is often something homemade, or represents a geocacher, their interests, or where they're from! Geocachers trade swag by replacing items in the geocache with something of equal or greater value. Take a look at some SWAG examples below! Trackables on the other hand, are traveling game pieces that geocachers send out into the world via a geocache or at an event, often with a goal or mission. Some of these goals could be specific, like visiting every state in the US, or they may just want to go on an adventure to as many caches as they can. Either way, trackables let you experience an epic journey, one story and one geocache at a time. Each log from your trackable is a page in a digital diary. You can see exotic locations, read entries of your trackable's travels, and connect with the geocachers who carry your trackable from geocache to geocache. View some trackable examples below! The main difference between SWAG and trackables are that you can keep SWAG, but unless a trackable says it can be collected, then the best action you can take is to move it to another cache, closer to its goal! So far so good? Now some time for etiquette. Don't worry, it's only a few reminders! How can I tell the difference between trackables and SWAG? The easiest way to differentiate the two is to look for a tracking code on the item. Tracking codes can be found on the item directly, such as written or engraved, or attached to it via a tag. Below are three different forms of trackables. Tags:Geocoins: Trackable code items: Can I keep SWAG? Yes! Just be sure to leave something for the next person by trading up or trading evenly. Can I trade SWAG for a trackable? SWAG is meant to be a trade item in geocaches. If you take a piece of SWAG, then you should leave something of equal or greater value behind. Trackables want to move from cache to cache, collecting stories along the way. No need to trade items for a trackable. Just ensure you can help move a trackable toward its goal if you take one from a geocache. Can I keep a trackable? Unless a trackable specifically says it can be collected, you should not keep it. Instead, try to move it closer to its goal! If you're not heading in the same direction, try discovering the trackable instead so that it's owner knows it's still in the cache. Inspired to trade SWAG or send a trackable out on a journey of its own? View our trackable inspiration album and check out the latest in Shop Geocaching. But it begs the question, what's the best SWAG or trackables you've ever encountered? [...]

Carrying Frogs to Safety

15. Mai 2018 // 0 Kommentare

Cache In Trash Out® (CITO) is a bi-annual, week-long event in the spring and fall that focuses on environmental clean-up. Typically geocachers get together and clean up their neighborhoods or restore habitats. The Slovenian Geocaching Club hopped on a different approach this year — to carry frogs to safety. Across five cities in Slovenia, geocachers came together to join the cause and attend CITO® events on March 30th, 2018. The goal was to bring frogs and toads safely to the other side of the road during peak migration season in highly trafficked areas. The events started 20 minutes before sunset. The first half-hour was spent geo-chatting and receiving instructions on how to handle the frogs and stay safe at the side of the road. “We started just after sunset and it took awhile to find the first frog. But once it got dark, they appeared out of nowhere,” said Igor, the president of the Slovenian Geocaching Club. Igor was an organizer for the events and shared his passion for frogs, geocaching, and CITOs® in an interview with Geocaching HQ. Geocaching HQ: How long have you been involved with geocaching? Igor: I have been involved with geocaching since April 2011 and I have been a volunteer translator since early 2015. The Slovenian Geocaching Club was established as a legal entity in 2012 and I have been the president since March 2016. The club is committed to promotion of the game in geocaching community and beyond, organisation of events, and to sustain the fun factor of the game for Slovenian geocaching community. If that sounds too formal: the goal of the club is to make sure that something is happening in geocaching around here all the time and that we all have a good time with our favorite game. HQ How did you come up with this idea? Igor: The ‘Help the Frogs' movement has a long history in Slovenia since we have many critical locations where amphibians cross the roads in the migration season. I have helped save frogs with local volunteers a few times with my daughter when she was still a student of biology, and I have placed a cache close to the location. So, I thought this would be an interesting activity for a CITO® event. The goal was to help local volunteers on a certain day, motivate geocachers to offer help outside CITO® events and teach the geocaching community something new. We organised five events with the same name “Frog evening” that started roughly at the same time country-wide. We encouraged good communication with local volunteers on each location to avoid any misunderstandings. On four of the five locations, local volunteers and amphibian experts joined the event and provided some basics about the amphibians, importance of conservation activity, as well as instructions how to handle the creatures. One of the goals of the event was to also educate and overcome the myths towards frogs, mainly myths about getting warts. HQ: Overall how many participants were there? Do you know how many frogs were saved? Igor: Overall, 51 geocaching teams of roughly 100 individuals attended the events, plus three local volunteers joined our events on four locations. We estimated that the total number of amphibians that were carried to safety was around 950. The species involved in the rescue were common toads (most popular), European tree frogs (green beauty, quite rare), agile frogs (the best jumper of European frogs, can leap more than 2 m), and edible frogs (don't tell Signal they are called that!). You could be grabbing one, or two, or ten per minute in the section you were covering. We formed several groups and each group collected frogs along a 200-300 meter section along the road for two hours. It's so rewarding when you carry these little fragile creatures to the other side, release them in the grass some ten meters from the road, and watch them disappear in the dark. HQ: Why did you plan for March 30th? Igor: Migrating season usually lasts for two to three weeks. This year, the winter was long and migrating season was interrupted by ten days of below zero temperatures. March 30th was the first of possible dates, but we were ready to postpone the events or move them earlier to catch a day when the frogs were out. It turned out it that the 30th was one of the best possible days. The events were an overall success as everyone's efforts helped make a difference preserving the amphibian's lives. Igor and the Slovenian Geocaching Club hopes to continue with the event and perhaps inspire others to think of CITO® in a slightly different way. [...]

Butler County Donut Trail GeoTour (GT77)

11. Mai 2018 // 0 Kommentare

Location: Ohio Favorite Points: 351 We think the Butler County Donut Trail GeoTour is pretty sweet, and you probably will too. The tour itself is themed around donuts and creative geocaches to satisfy your sweet tooth for adventure all year ‘round. Find all 15 geocaches to earn the official Donut Trail geocoin! Great geocaches on the GeoTour: One More Donut Shop – GC6P6WX Small in size, but it will leave a big impression. One More Donut Shop is a fun unique hide that took some time to craft. An Infinite Number of Donuts – GC6PFHB Painted in July, 2016, this mural, entitled “Make Way for McCloskey” pays tribute to Hamilton native, Robert McCloskey. Of course one of the themes on the 20 ft tall and 100 ft wide mural is donuts. Local Legend – GC70WWJ The title says it all, the German bakery is a staple in the area for locals. Now, it hosts a fun Multi-Cache for hungry geocachers. Attention to local events: The GeoWoodstock 2018 Giga-Event is only a quick 20-minute drive from Cincinnati. You'll be sure to want to check this one off your list. Be sure to swing by one of the many events at Jungle Jim's International Market to taste culinary delights from around the world in its 6.5 acres of foodie paradise. Butler County Convention & Visitor's Bureau 2016.Reasons to visit: Wake Nation is the Midwest's only cable wake park is the perfect place to cool down and wakeboard WITHOUT a boat A trip to Cincinnati isn't complete without a quick stop at the world's largest indoor train display EnterTRAINment Junction. Take a step back into a simpler time and take in a double feature at the Holiday Auto Theatre old-school drive-in movie theater. Start Skydiving is one of the top-rated places in the world to skydive according to Dropzone.com. Hidden gems: Check out the Bunker Hill Universalist Cemetery where over 80 pioneers including Revolutionary War veterans are buried. (GCVJA7) Also visit Governor Bebb MetroPark to find a lovely historic covered bridge as well as a log cabin village. (GC5GKXB) One more thing: If you want to complete both the regular Donut Trail for the t-shirt and the GeoTour version for the coin, you will need a early start. All caches are publicly accessible seven days a week. However, stamps required for the regular Donut Trail passport (t-shirt) are only available inside the stores. The donut shops close early when they sell out, so please plan ahead. Some are also closed on Sundays, Mondays, or on holidays. Logs from cachers: We were so excited to be wrapping this Butler County Donut GeoTour up in one day! This final was a tweet ending! We love these types of caches and had an absolute blast today. – Befive05 The geocache alone is worth a favorite point but I'd also give one for the entire experience. I must say that this is probably the best set up that I have done for a Geo trail. – train1904 This was a fun series and we LOVE our coin. TFTF series! – GLC Find out more about the Butler County Donut Trail GeoTour here. Note: All the above information was provided by the GeoTour host. Copy has been edited by Geocaching HQ. [...]
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