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  1. SEMY opened this topic with the blog post from May 8. Thanks SEMY.

    On May 21, we published a follow-up blog post that includes news about GeoTours beyond just the HQ GeoTour in Seattle: 



    Twinklelitkat posted:


    If caches are still available that were once part of an official Geo-Tour but now are no longer  part of an official Geo-Tour do you still get the souvenir if you complete them all? 

    You would have had to find them all when the GeoTour was active.

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  2. So you claimed a feature is available, but only on one version (iOS) of the application? Then it is not really available for everybody ..

    When is this coming out to Android?


    It was released on Android only a few days after the original announcement above. My apologies for not announcing that specifically here.

    Our Help Center has more details. Below is a screenshot of the Operation Recreation GeoTour - GT3D - on an Android.




  3. Bingo! On the smartphone app. That allows you to create a list and then a PQ from there! Thanks, railroader921--great advice! Could not get the filter approach to work, though.

    I'm happy that worked for you.


    That said, maybe there's an easier way. Just use the app like this and input GT54 when asked for a GT code.



    Then it looks like this WITHOUT having to create a PQ:


  4. Do you see the text that says "Download this GeoTour" near the top right of the page? Try that.

    It's essentially a "pocket query" that both Basic and Premium members can access.


    You can download all the caches in this GeoTour and save it directly to your GPS device. Most newer devices allow you to copy the file directly to the internal memory of your GPS device using a cable provided by the manufacturer.
  5. This is definitely one of my favorite GeoTours that I've come across. My wife and I stumbled upon it while visiting D.C. a couple years ago. It gave me a whole new perspective on the Natural History Museum ....

    I think I ended up 1 or 2 caches short of earning the NMNH GeoTour emblem for my profile page. But it looks like I'll be traveling that way in May, so maybe I can finish up then.


    And to follow up, Rock Chalk did return to earn his geocoin. Here's the story in the Geocaching Blog:





  6. I'm cross-posting from our Release Notes today. (The Mobile Team will watch that thread and answer questions when possible.)

    Release Notes (Geocaching® iPhone app) July 27, 2016

    Make vacation plans! It's now easier than ever to explore GeoTours — collections of geocaches designed to introduce you to new locations. In this update to the Geocaching® iPhone app:

    • Learn how to get started with GeoTours.
    • View GeoTour details for travel destinations.
    • Search for GeoTours by specific GT codes.
    • Bonus: Basic members can find and log GeoTour caches of all types and D/T ratings.

    The Geocaching® Android app is currently in the testing phase and should be released soon with ability to access GeoTours.



  7. . . . and not as either a list or a Pocket Query as well? The net result is that GeoTours are not supported by GC's own apps. I don't understand why it is like that.


    This is a great question, NLBokkie. We are working on better supporting GeoTours so that more travelers can easily access (and complete!) GeoTours in whatever device they choose to use. Please be patient as the (exciting!) work is under development.


  8. I even spent the extra money to put a GeoTour back on the pathtags used for the reward. Did I violate terms of use? Did I waste my money using the GeoTour back?


    I am unsure what you mean here. Geocaching HQ does not create Pathtags or have terms of use for Pathtags designs.


    What exactly is the design you placed on the back of your Pathtags? What extra money? I assume you paid that to the manufacturer of your Pathtags.

  9. With a lack of clear definition at the time, I used the GeoTour attribute for the first tour.


    Hm. You couldn't have used the "GeoTour" attribute as that can only be accessed by a Geocaching HQ employee. That's true of the attributes listed as "Specials" at the very bottom of this page. As Wet Pancake Touring Club mentioned, you likely used the "Tourist Friendly" attribute.

  10. Obviously, yes. Heaven knows GS won't ask the city to move their cache location to allow a pre-existing cache to continue.


    I think until we know all the facts that is a little unfair. I looked at things close to the solution for the puzzle in question and it turns out that the city's Chamber of Commerce is about 300 feet away. It may be that having a cache at that location was crucial to the geotour. I will know tomorrow when the cache locations are made available.


    So there may have been a LOT of pressure to have that particular cache archived, but none of that information was made available to the cache owner.

    1. There have been a few "facts" that were simply not true (they were based on incorrect assumptions) posted in earlier comments here and elsewhere. That was the reason for the first few posts in this thread. We hope those who have been passionately discussing are now passionately discussing and moving forward with the actual facts.
    2. The GeoTour page is live and the first post has been edited to provide the link.
    3. Not all the caches are being published today. More will be published later.


    And this:

    You assure us that you have the landowner's and/or land manager's permission before you hide any geocache, whether placed on private or public property.

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