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Re: [GPSstash] Garmin Launches OpenCaching.com


This is going to get confused with opencaching.us. Or at least it was to me for a minute.

--- On Tue, 12/7/10, gc_scout wrote:

> From: gc_scout
> Subject: [GPSstash] Garmin Launches OpenCaching.com
> To: gpsstash@yahoogroups.com
> Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2010, 10:36 PM
> Geocaching Free for All: Garmin
> Launches OpenCaching.com
>
> "OLATHE, Kan., Dec 07, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
> Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:
> GRMN | PowerRating), the global leader in satellite
> navigation, today announced the creation of OpenCaching.com,
> a completely free online community for creating, sharing and
> finding geocaches around the world. An exciting and engaging
> outdoor activity, geocaching combines exploration,
> education, entertainment and recreation. At OpenCaching.com,
> everyone can enjoy all of the caches and helpful information
> -- the tips, descriptions, previous attempts, mass
> downloads, etc. -- for free."
>
> Read more: http://goo.gl/rIi1Z
>
> Very interesting. Garmin's terms of use license the
> geocaching data hosted on OpenCaching.com under the Creative
> Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/), so I
> believe it legitimately is part of the Opencaching movement,
> even though it may use its own proprietary database and
> software to host the data. Examples of other nodes in the
> Opencaching movement are http://opencaching.de and http://opencaching.us.
>
> Does anyone have any knowledge of how much effort Garmin is
> putting into this and whether we can expect first class
> support and additional feature development?
>
> One of the first features I noticed that seems to be
> lacking is the ability to do bulk downloads of cache data. I
> zoomed out until over 600 caches were identified in the zoom
> area, but when I downloaded a GPX file, only 100 caches were
> included.
>
> --
> Scout
>
>
>
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>
> Geocaching services:
> http://geocaching.com http://opencaching.us
> http://opencaching.org.uk
> http://opencaching.de http://opencaching.pl
> http://opencaching.cz http://freecaching.nl
> http://geocaching.com.au
> http://navicache.com http://geocaching.gpsgames.org
> http://geopeitus.ee http://geocaching.hu http://geocaching.ru
> http://gps.pcwize.com http://www.brillig.com/geocaching/Yahoo! Groups Links
>
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