View Full Version : Geocaching and Waymarking

08-02-2010, 08:46 AM
Any Geocachers (http://www.geocaching.com/) or Waymarkers (http://www.waymarking.com/) here? I just signed us up last night and am trying to figure it all out. Seems fun!

08-02-2010, 10:48 AM
We used to geocache and really enjoyed it. Frankly, I'm not sure why we've fallen out of the habit.

I'm not familiar with waymarking, though. What is that?

08-02-2010, 11:14 AM
Apparently Waymarking used to be known as Virtual Geocaching. There is no cache, instead the actual place or location is the "treasure". A neat park, business, museum, or natural spot.

I linked to the Waymarking site in my OP. It reads in part

Waymarking is a way to mark unique locations on the planet and give them a voice. While GPS technology allows us to pinpoint any location on the planet, mark the location, and share it with others, Waymarking is the toolset for categorizing and adding unique information for that location. Groundspeak's slogan is "The Language of Location" and our goal is to give people the tools to help others share and discover unique and interesting locations on the planet. We invite you to share your part of the world with us through Waymarking.com.

08-02-2010, 01:14 PM
We love geocaching! It is a fun way for our whole family to get out together. My daughter really loves it and would do it all the time. We haven't done waymarking. I will have to look it up.

08-02-2010, 08:08 PM
We do Letterboxing (http://letterboxing.org), which is similar, only with stamps instead of locales or caches.
Waymarking sounds cool though - might tie in good with geography. :)

08-02-2010, 09:19 PM
Ooh, we used to do letterboxing too! We've gotten out of it a bit though, unfortunately. But I should see if the kids would like to get back into it. We were "Team Kid Robot" and our stamp was a carved robot. Mondo fun.