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Bigfoot Offline
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    Posted: Feb. 11 2005,9:24 am QUOTE

What do you folks think about Geotags?
One can purchase 10 Geotags for $16 including shipping versus $42.50 plus shipping for 10 Travel Bugs. While Geotags could not be tracked on "the other" site, supposedly they would have trackability similar to say Where's George, and they would allow us with limited funds to participate.
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    Posted: Feb. 11 2005,11:11 am QUOTE

If you have limited funds, also consider http://travelertags.com/ . That site will give you five free tags to start with.

Or, if you have no funds at all, consider http://GPSgames.org. Hitchhiker tracking is free on that site and you don't have to wait for anything to be mailed to you (you get to make your own tag ;-)


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Posted: Aug. 16 2005,9:34 pm QUOTE

Geotags? Never heard of them. Considering the extremely low hit rate I've gotten on my 5 free travelertags (and watching the two owned by others that I've found), It's probably a waste of money to buy these geotags. I'm still considering whether I should start shelling out the $1 apiece for more travelertags, or just give up on them. Don't get me wrong, they move around, just that very few people figure out how to log them, not that it's difficult.

Scout I know thread is 7 months old, but do you still offer this hitchhiker tracking? As you probably know, I'm a frequent user of gpsgames.org, and I sure as heck have never seen it.


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    Posted: Aug. 17 2005,12:44 pm QUOTE

Quote (whiteurkel @ Aug. 16 2005,10:34 pm)
Scout I know thread is 7 months old, but do you still offer this hitchhiker tracking? As you probably know, I'm a frequent user of gpsgames.org, and I sure as heck have never seen it.

A hitch hiker is nothing more than a special kind of geocache. It moves. And it usually doesn't have its own container or log, although it could. It could even carry its own trading items with it, if the owner wants.

GPSgames.org allows moving caches. No special permission is needed. No special fees are charged. So, create your own hitchhiker and list it as a moving cache on GPSgames.org. Attach whatever instructions you want to it. Be sure to tell finders how to find it on GPSgames.org.

Support for such beasts is very limited on GPSgames.org. It's kind of a chicken-and-egg thing. As players create such beasts and request functionality, I'll see what I can add.


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Posted: Aug. 17 2005,9:10 pm QUOTE

Quote (Scout @ Aug. 17 2005,2:44 pm)
[quote=whiteurkel,Aug. 16 2005,10:34 pm]Scout I know thread is 7 months old, but do you still offer this hitchhiker tracking? As you probably know, I'm a frequent user of gpsgames.org, and I sure as heck have never seen it.
A hitch hiker is nothing more than a special kind of geocache. It moves. And it usually doesn't have its own container or log, although it could. It could even carry its own trading items with it, if the owner wants.

Ah yes, now I get it, hit me like a brick in the head. I did have a moving cache planned, and there are plenty o' Navicachers and gpsgames.orgers in my area that would make it worth trying it out. :p I think I'll just wait until fall, when every one isn't so busy.

I'm pretty sure you can make a travelertag a trackable moving cache as well, just haven't seen anyone do it, yet.


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    Posted: June 23 2006,2:24 am QUOTE

Hum... This is interesting. Maybe we should look into them and will soon.
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    Posted: July 24 2006,10:36 pm QUOTE

Quote (ATMA @ June 23 2006,4:24 am)
Hum... This is interesting. Maybe we should look into them and will soon.

Don't do it! :nono Looks like The geotags website is pretty much 404. Or might as well be :D   Traveler Tags, which were mentioned earlier in the thread, give you 5 free tags to start with. As I myself mentioned previously too, don't expect too much out of them. But you might be surprised too. Just last month, I had two consecutive people figure out how to log them, one took it from N.Y. to Virginia, and another from Virginia to Alaska. Of course the last guy screwed up the coordinates and miles traveled (which happens all the time).

Or why not try Scout's tracking at GPS games.org; that's also free.


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    Posted: July 25 2006,6:56 pm QUOTE

Quote (whiteurkel @ July 24 2006,11:36 pm)
The geotags website is pretty much 404. Or might as well be

LOL. The site looks abandoned and broken to me. I did get a chuckle from the notice on the Web page that says, "Bug Free as of February 1, 2005"


Edited by Scout on July 25 2006,6:56 pm

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