Joined: June 2001
||Posted: Feb. 10 2002,2:00 pm
This posting is to bring those of you that are into the sport of Geocaching,
up to date on new additions we have placed on the Navicache.com website. We
would like to get some of you to test out the pages and kick the tires a bit
to let us know your thoughts on. I have been a long time viewer of this news
group and found it to be very informative, thus I am sure that by many of
your opinions we can work from.
We have updated all of our pages as well as Data base at Navicache.com to
give Geocachers tons of new options for the way they get their Cache
information. The best way for any of you to find out about all the new toys
we added would be to just visit the website and find out for yourselves, but
to just give you a picture of some of the things we added I will post them
We listened to what people were looking for and think we covered many of the
idea's that rolled around.
1) We have added a "Spy" feature which will allow any member to track any
Log reports and or cache page changes that are made. When this happens you
will receive an e-mail with a link to that cache page showing you the report
or changes made. You can also click the "Spy" Icon on any cache page to see
the members name of the person watching a cache. This will contain an e-mail
Icon with it if the user wishes to have his e-mail known for question or
2)We are the first Geocaching website to offer a scoring system which gives
points for finds based on the Terrain/ Difficulty of a cache. So if a Cache
has a higher diff/terrain rating the points will also be higher. We also
added a scoring system for those people that prefer to hide caches versus
finding them, the scoring is based on the same level as finding a cache. We
intend on having a Quarterly game where teams up to 4 members can compete
for points, the winning team will be awarded prizes such as new GPSR's. This
point system and competition is also for the single cacher acting alone.
3) Though very minor people asked for a way to track how many caches were
found by a member, we added that! and went a step further and also added a
tracking for how many a member has placed as well.
4) Map links were very important to many of you so we wanted to be certain
we were giving out quality information based on those needs. We still use
"Topozone" for our topographical maps, but we have made the correction error
which many sites have passed on, thus when you see a cache mark on the map
you can be sure it is a correct location mark. We also added a very nice sat
image mapping link which will generate a pin mark on your cache location.
You can also find a new street guide link for local driving.
Hours of very hard work from our Navicache crew went into making changes
that would make caching much more fun for all. The new search methods added
( Home coordinate, Zip code) are both extremely accurate with any distance
errors being corrected.
We have added so many things I would be better of asking you to just grab a
cache page and click around. If you have caches submitted there is no
problem submitting them on multi sites for the point system if you wish to
get in on the fun.
We are now working on finishing up the "Members Page" which will give all
members complete control over Caches they submit, Logs and personal
One other thing we added was a encryption section for a cache that when
printed out generates a box grid so that you don't have to guess. Heres a
link to a cache page for testing...
http://www.navicache.com/cgi-bin/db/displaycache2.pl?CacheID=23 . Your
thoughts and comments are always welcome! Much-Much more to come!!
"I Cache...Therefore I am!"