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Geocaching - Treasure Hunt Of The Third Millenium

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The slides from my presentation on the "Barcamp Senza Confini 2008".

Topic has been Geocaching a short introduction.

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Geocaching - Treasure Hunt Of The Third Millenium

  1. 1. Geocaching The Hightech Treasure Hunt In The Third Millenium
  2. 2. Some Info on me <ul><li>Geocacher since 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Blog on Caching since 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Approx. 110 caches found in six countries </li></ul>
  3. 3. I am sorry …
  4. 4. Geo…What ? <ul><li>One „cacher“ hides a cache somewhere </li></ul><ul><li>Then he posts the coordinates in the net </li></ul><ul><li>Other cacher‘s now can seek the cache with there GPS units </li></ul><ul><li>(If) found the cache is logged in a notebook </li></ul><ul><li>Logged in the net </li></ul>
  5. 5. A Geocache
  6. 6. Sizes <ul><li>Big – Container, crate </li></ul><ul><li>Standard – Tupperware </li></ul><ul><li>Small – small container 5 x 5“ </li></ul><ul><li>Micro – film dose </li></ul><ul><li>Nano – extremly small </li></ul>
  7. 7. GPS Units
  8. 8. Where ? <ul><li>Everywhere The next cache is about 200m away … </li></ul><ul><li>450.000 caches world wide </li></ul><ul><li>Have a look for yourself </li></ul>
  9. 9. Caches near Klagenfurt
  10. 10. Specialities <ul><li>Multi-Stage Caches </li></ul><ul><li>Event Caches </li></ul><ul><li>Mega-Event Caches </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Caches </li></ul><ul><li>And … And … And </li></ul>
  11. 11. Travelbugs & Geocoins
  12. 12. It‘s all about the numbers …
  13. 13. Books
  14. 14. Some Links <ul><li>http://www.geocache.at/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.geocaching.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geocaching </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.opencaching.de/ </li></ul>
  15. 15. Thanks for your time ! <ul><li>More Info ? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visit or contact me on my blog Cache‘n‘Food – http://eolruin.vox.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drop a line: [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter me: http://twitter.com/eolruin </li></ul></ul>

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