From:
"David J. Ulmer" <daveulmer@ccwebster.net>
Sent: 6/6/2000 11:29:28 AM
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Fw: Introduction to Recreational Geocaching



----- Original Message -----
From:
To: "David J. Ulmer" ;
Sent: Tuesday, June 06, 2000 6:51 AM
Subject: Re: Introduction to Recreational Geocaching


> Dave,
> thanks for the amazingly quick response!
> We've posted your "intro to Geocaching" on our site
> http://www.spatialnews.com/features/geocache.html and are now promoting
> it to our visitors. We do a daily GIS industry news feed every morning
> and send it out to roughly 10,000 people so I'm sure you'll get some
> exposure.
>
> I took the liberty of signing you and Mike up for our daily feed (simply
> go to spaialnews.com/unsub/ to be removed)
>
> Please keep me informed of any future developments/news and we'll help
> you promote your endeavours.
>
> Regards
> Glenn
>
> "David J. Ulmer" wrote:
> >
> > Glenn,
> >
> > Thank you for your interest in GeoCaching ! Its a joy to watch this
> > application evolve.
> >
> > The following is the latest updated version of the Introduction. Feel
free
> > to use it as you wish since it is not copyrighted. Let me know when your
> > deadline for publishing is and I'll try and get you some updated
comments or
> > information. Its only been a month and things are evolving rapidly.
> >
> > Sincerely,
> >
> > Dave...
> >
> > INTRODUCTION TO RECREATIONAL GEOCACHING
> >
> > (Preliminary Version 6/5/00 by Dave Ulmer)
> >
> > Geocaching is a new 21st century recreation that came about as a result
of
> > the improving accuracy of electronic Global Positioning System (GPS)
> > devices. With improved positional accuracy, on the order of three
meters,
> > GPS's now allow unskilled users the ability to find geographic locations
> > with precision and repeatability. With this new ability, people can now
> > place geocaches in interesting places so that others can enjoy the
challenge
> > of finding them. This is Recreational Geocaching.
> >
> > Geocache and Geocaching are new words developed to easily communicate
the
> > act of placing an object at a geographical location and recording its
> > position numerically. Geocache can be used as a noun or a verb. A
geocache
> > is an item or group of items located at a recorded geographical
position. To
> > geocache, is to place the object and record its position. Geocaching,
the
> > act of placing or locating geocaches. Geocaching is also used to
describe
> > the sport or recreation of geocaching. A geocacher is a person involved
in
> > geocaching.
> >
> > In the rapidly developing sport of Recreational Geocaching, the Internet
is
> > used as a medium for the distribution of geocache locations. Websites
have
> > now been set up to support this new activity. The Internet allows
> > communication between the geocacher and those searching for the
geocache.
> > Posted on the Internet along with the geographic coordinates, are clues,
> > pictures, and other information about the geocache. Even stories, from
the
> > people who have found a geocache, describe their adventure. Currently
most
> > geocaches consist of a small waterproof box or plastic bucket, placed at
an
> > interesting location. The geocaches contain a logbook for visitors to
write
> > in, and a variety of interesting treasures to trade. The simple rules:
Take
> > something, Leave something, and Write in the book. These are the basics
of
> > recreational geocaching.
> >
> > The location of a geocache can be very entertaining indeed. As some say,
> > location is everything! The location of a geocache demonstrates the
> > geocacher's skill and possibly even daring. A geocache located on the
side
> > of a rocky cliff accessible only by rock climbing equipment may be hard
to
> > find. An underwater geocache may only be accessed by scuba. Other
geocaches
> > may require long difficult hiking, orienteering, and special equipment
to
> > find. Geocaches may be located in cities both above and below ground,
inside
> > and outside buildings. The skillful placement of a small logbook in an
urban
> > environment may be quite challenging to find even with the accuracy of a
> > GPS. That little logbook may have a hundred-dollar bill in it or a map
to
> > greater treasure. It could even contain clues or riddles to solve that
may
> > lead to other geocaches.
> >
> > Recreational geocaching can take on many forms. Like a high-tech Easter
egg
> > hunt, geocaching is a sport for all ages. Geocaching adds a new
dimension to
> > travel and hiking because you are taking advantage of the local
knowledge of
> > the geocacher and your own skill to find a geocache. Since every set of
> > geographical coordinates can be approached from any direction,
geocaching
> > requires careful map reading skills in order to find the best approach.
Once
> > found a geocache can provide many rewards, from hidden treasure to
> > spectacular views, and even a great campsite. As the sport evolves, we
may
> > see Geocache Racing where the object is to find geocaches fast. We may
even
> > develop high reward adventure games around the sport.
> >
> > Geocaches are already located in many locations around the world. Many
> > thanks go out to the geocachers that have placed geocaches. It's just as
> > challenging to create a good geocache as it is to find one. If you find
a
> > good geocache and you enjoyed the adventure of the journey to find it,
be
> > sure to thank the geocacher by writing your comments in the logbook or
> > sending them an email. Geocaching can be a fun and rewarding new sport
that
> > welcomes us to the 21st century with many new adventures.
> >
> > Enjoy it!
> >
> > []
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Glenn Letham, editor@spatialnews.com
> > To: yngwie@triax.com
> > Date: Monday, June 05, 2000 12:10 PM
> > Subject: request for info
> >
> > >Hello Mike,
> > >I stumbled across your page and found the "GPS Stash" concept quite
> > >interesting.
> > >
> > >I was hoping to publicize what you doing as it may be of interest to
> > >many of our readers. Would you mind if SpatialNews reprints your
article
> > >"INTRODUCTION TO RECREATIONAL GEOCACHING" and provides a pointer to
your
> > >website any any applicable contact info.
> > >
> > >Let me know if this is fine by you. I'm sure the GeoCommunity and
> > >SpatialNews visitors would find this interesting and hopefully join in
> > >the fun!
> > >
> > >Also, if you would like to add a quote or any other pertinent info to
> > >what we might publish, please feel free to add some comments.
> > >
> > >Regards
> > >Glenn
> > >
> > >~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > >Glenn Letham, Managing Editor
> > >SpatialNews & The GeoCommunity
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