November 14, 2006

Geocaching with your Mobile Phone

Trimble announced that it has a new application for your mobile phone that will allow you to use the GPS-enabled phone for geocaching. While this is a nice move to involve those without a handheld device, it somehow sends the vision of a bunch of mobile phone talking idiots out there in the mud getting their italian loafers all dirty. Anyway, I suppose if you aren't cut out for walking in the woods, you wouldn't dream of trying it. This adds to Trimble's set of mobile phone based GPS programs including a training aid and an off-road navigation program.

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November 13, 2006

Geocaching gone Bad

A lot of people with handheld GPS units have at least heard about Geocaching, and many have participated in the hide and seek game of finding hidden treasures via latitude and longitudinal coordinates. Well, one geocaching event recently went bad. Some Geocachers were searching out the Cache, "Don't be a Horses..." and apparently some of the local citizen's were concerned that the cache was a bomb. Apparently, the cache is located outside a bank, and after the police, the bomb squad, and the FBI got involved things were finally resolved.

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October 2, 2006

Geocaching Contest - October Theme - "Adventure"

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If you aren't out in the woods looking for a Jeep Travelbug, you're missing out. The contest will ask you to take photos and submit them for judging to Geocaching. Garmin is the official sponsor/GPS of Geocaching. This month's theme is "Adventure" so go out and take those pictures with a Adventure theme and submit them to win a new Garmin GPSMap 60Cx . There will be one overall winner who gets the Jeep Compass at the end of the contest in January.

Get more details at Jeep Geocaching

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September 4, 2006

Geocaching Contest - September Theme - "Freedom"

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If you aren't out in the woods looking for a Jeep Travelbug, you're missing out. The contest will ask you to take photos and submit them for judging to Geocaching. Garmin is the official sponsor/GPS of Geocaching. This month's theme is "Freedom" so go out and take those pictures with a Freedom theme and submit them to win a new Garmin GPSMap 60Cx . There will be one overall winner who gets the Jeep Compass at the end of the contest in January.

Get more details at Jeep Geocaching

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August 15, 2006

Geocaching Contest - August Theme - "Discovery"

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This year's Geocaching Contest has begun. If you aren't out in the woods looking for a Jeep Travelbug, you're missing out. The contest will ask you to take photos and submit them for judging to Geocaching. Garmin is the official sponsor/GPS of Geocaching. This month's theme is "Discovery" so go out and take those pictures with a Discovery theme and submit them to win a new Garmin GPSMap 60Cx . There will be one overall winner who gets the Jeep Compass at the end of the contest in January.

Get more details at Jeep Geocaching

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August 1, 2006

Win a Jeep Compass SUV or a Garmin GPSMap 60Cx

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Ladies and Gentlemen, start your Jeeps and grab your GPS. This year's Geocaching Contest has begun. If you aren't out in the woods looking for a Jeep Travelbug, you're missing out. The contest will ask you to take photos and submit them for judging to Geocaching. Garmin is the official sponsor/GPS of Geocaching. Monthly winners of the photo contest will win a new Garmin GPSMap 60Cx . There will be one overall winner who gets the Jeep Compass - this will be in January.

Get more details at Jeep Geocaching

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July 11, 2006

Win a New Jeep Compass SUV or GPSMap 60Cx - 2006 Geocaching Contest

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So, the Jeep Geocaching Contest is back for 2006 and you can win a new Jeep Compass in the process. The Jeep compass is the new Compact SUV coming from Jeep this fall. Right now, the contest is in the pre-launch stages as they distribute all those little Jeep Travel Bugs. If you want to get one sent to you so that you can drop it in a local cache to help with the contest set-up, visit the Jeep Geocaching site listed below.

Starting August 1st, the contest will run with 5,500 Jeep Travel bugs nationwide each with a unique tracking number on it. There will be some directions on the travel bug and at the Jeep Geocaching site to tell you what to do and how to win. Like last year, the contest will ask you to take photos and submit them for judging to Geocaching. Garmin is the official sponsor/GPS of Geocaching. Weekly winners of the photo contest will win a new Garmin GPSMap 60Cx . There will be one overall winner who gets the Jeep Compass.


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July 2, 2006

Taking a Trip? Geocache along your Route

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So Geocaching is a pretty fun time if you have a GPS that allows you to input Latitude and Longitude and desire for a good treasure hunt. Well, Geocaching.com has just announced that they can help you plan out geocaches along a route, so next time you are taking a road trip you can find geocaches on or near your route and hit up a few on the way to the beach or to grandma's house!

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May 18, 2006

Geocaching Season is Here - Tips for the hunt

Geocaching is a great way to get out into the wilderness and try out that GPS that's been collecting dust in the house all winter. Well, as droves of geocachers are trudging into the woods, some people start to twitch about the damage that you can inflict on nature as you turn over rocks, logs and leaves looking for that cache. Well, with the Geocaching season starts for those of us in the northern hemisphere, the folks over at treadlightly.org have complied a list of tips that will help you enjoy Geocaching while leaving nature in tact for the next geocacher to come along.

If you haven’t tried out Geocaching, you should. Geocaching has you use your GPS to track down a cache of trinkets that you get trade you cheapie trinket for another cheapie trinket. For me, it’s a great way to get out into nature and enjoy the hunt for a small little find. For more information, check out the Geocaching site.

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April 9, 2006

Cache In Trash Out Day - April 22nd

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Each April there is a Cache In Trash Out Day that Geocachers participate in to clean up their local parks, woods or other locale in a show of thanks to the places that make geocaching possible. This year, the CITO day is April 22nd.

This year Trimble is supporting the event in several ways. For example, you can use the Trimble Adventure Planner trip planning and mapping software in your CITO and other geocaching events—absolutely free of charge for 90 days. Compared to its previous versions, Adventure Planner today is easier to use and has a range of new features, such as importing and editing GPS tracks and exporting GPX files for sharing with other mapping programs.

ReadMore at the official CITO website, or at Trimble's CITO website where you can register for givaways.

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