Archive for January, 2008

Geocaching And TourismJan 08, 2008

Thanks to a blog post from Eco Florida regarding tourism sites promoting Geocaching in their local area we were able to add a new “Tourism” category to the Geocaching Resource Directory.

This seems to be a growing trend, with some localities creating special caches to show off their area’s features, like trails and beautiful views. Some are also holding contests with cache’s that contain prizes and coupons for use at local businesses. While these prize offerings may not sit well with some members of the ‘true blue’ Geocaching community the fact remains that they may be an incentive for some.

For us, we enjoy both Geocaching and travel so the more tourism sites that add this information just makes it easier for us, not only on planning our activities when we go somewhere but quite possibly in our destination decisions as well. Although we get caught in the big cities more often than we like our preferred travel is ‘off the beaten path’ so knowing about the ‘hidden gems’ of an area is a real bonus.

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Whereigo LaunchesJan 03, 2008

Groundspeak launched “Whereigo” today and it looks to be another great addition to their lineup of GPS based, fun products.

From the website:

“Whereigo is a toolset for creating and playing GPS-enabled adventures in the real world. Use GPS technology to guide you to physical locations and interact with virtual objects and characters.

In late 2001, after running Geocaching.com for over a year, Jeremy Irish and Elias Alvord came up with an interesting challenge: How could they take their favorite adventure games and bring them outdoors with GPS technology?

The idea is that you can move around in the real world using GPS and a handheld device to experience media-rich content relating to your location. The experience can be a tour guide, an adventure game or anything dreamed up by an author.

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