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Have you checked out the very cool drop.io service, for sharing and sending (big) files? Now they have added location to the drops, which gives it a very special twist. Time for virtual geocaching, anyone?

http://arstechnica.c...pliterally.html

Since we are still waiting for the semantic web, maybe this would be a way to share that community map over the neighborhood?
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This is an excellent idea. The 100mg limit makes it obvious as to the intended use - its no a torrent site.

What kind of things does a geocacher cache? :huh:

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"virtual geocaching" :(

The whole idea of geocaching is to get us map geeks away from our workstations for a good hike outdoors!
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"virtual geocaching" :(

The whole idea of geocaching is to get us map geeks away from our workstations for a good hike outdoors!


Well it would make things interesting to have to use a topo map you made for navigation. But what sort of stuff is cached? A paperweight, jar of marbles, what?

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MapMedia, geocaching is not so much about what is in them, it is more about the pride/satisfaction in logging your visit to the cache - signing in the log/guestbook in the cache and on geocaching.com

Common for "normal" geocaches - size of a lunch box, is that you take and leave, if you feel like it, worthless trinkets - key rings, pens, stickers and what not. Smaller caches might only contain a log book and a pen.

Then there are the trackable items that travel between caches - travel bugs and geocoins. These might have a mission (to reach point x, or travel around in country y).
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