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  1. Ingress and Pokémon Go are both developed by the same company, Niantic Inc.
  2. Agreed. I wonder if these were Acquisition & Demo properties due to flood issues.
  3. Using the "Google Maps" link on the cache page this is what shows up for me: Using the "Bing Maps" link on the cache page this shows up for me:
  4. I noticed Groundspeak in using the ® symbol after the word Geocaching. What is the Registration number? From what I understand there was some controversy way back in 2001. Jeremy tried to trademark the word Geocaching and there was some push back from the community. http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=11
  5. Keep in mind that this is temporary. Next version will not allow you to change that setting anymore. Instead of jumping through hoops to keep the plugin working it's time to adjust your workflow. Please explain "it's time to adjust your workflow". Yesterday, for the first time, Firefox refused to allow the plug-in to work. It was working fine just last Friday. Another solution to the problem is to forget about using Firefox and use IE instead. Eventually all modern browsers will stop supporting NPAPI plugins and Groundspeak will remove support for the Communicator plugin all together. Take a look at the statement on Garmin's website here and have a look at the Microsoft article they link to: http://www.garmindeveloper.com/web-device/garmin-communicator-plugin/
  6. The sign has been there since at least 2008. How did you determine that? Too blurry to be definitive, but that's when Street View drove past the first time.
  7. As I've been saying since the first power trails started appearing, no good would come out of taking a low impact, low visibility activity and turning it into a high impact, high visibility one. And that's precisely what these PTs and most of the "geo art" have done. I was pretty much a voice in the wilderness in the beginning. Glad to see that more and more people are starting see this nonsense for what it is, a threat to the long term viability of our game. We're already seeing the fallout from power caching in NJ with a new, draconian state parks policy and a total ban on some state lands. If this is a poll, I'm casting my vote with you! Very well put. When the "please don't place a cache every 600' just because you can" language was removed from the guidelines in 2009 I wrote here that it was the worst decision GS has ever made. I still stand by that statement. The statement was removed from the guidelines on April 23rd, 2012.
  8. Anyone know where I could get one of these unactivated?
  9. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_Time_Kinematic
  10. There's a basic Android app called Waymonkey. It's not on the Play Store though, so it has to be sideloaded.
  11. I came across this item on ebay and was reminded of this thread. http://www.ebay.com/...=item462f9eec8f It even makes noise... Sorry for bumping a dead thread.
  12. It appears the New Jersey has rolled Waymarking into their new geocaching permit policy regarding state lands. The following are some excerpts of this document: http://www.state.nj...._final_form.pdf Here's a thread concerning the impact to geocaching http://forums.Ground...howtopic=319335
  13. What I find pathetic is that you're lying over a simple waymark submission just to get around a category's rules Even though you pretty much admit that your second photo was ruined by the sun and you didn't want to go back to the site to get a replacement.
  14. I took the following photo prior to landing next to this earthcache http://coord.info/GC23BNJ
  15. My phone geotags and it comes in handy. I also use a Canon point-and-shoot at work that has built in GPS. It takes a little while to acquire a signal.
  16. I thought it was explained quite clearly in the quote above and in the links you provided. There were special circumstances. Why are you bringing this back? Do you have a grandfathered cache you want to move or know of one? Nope, no vested interests, just curiosity. I just figured since it is such an exceptionally rare event, only the second known time since the grandfathering of webcam caches, that it warranted a forum discussion. In the previous example the webcam never left it's local park and there was a fundraising event to replace the broken cam. Here we have a cam that the owner has been allowing false finds on for over a year. The camera has not been replaced/fixed. There was no fundraising push. A different cam, at a different train station, 1/2mi away was adopted as the cache. Just wondering what special circumstances compelled Groundspeak to make their second ever exception.
  17. http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=322139 Since this topic was closed, I'm starting a new one. How did the owner manage to get this moved and enabled? Link to cache in question http://coord.info/GCJR76
  18. Thank you very much for posting this. I love historical maps. It could even be useful for work.
  19. I'd recommend writing up a new listing using the current coordinates of the existing cache. This way you are effectively reserving the location for future placement. Then posting a Needs Archive on the existing cache. As soon as the cache gets archived. Place your own container and submit your new listing. Don't replace the cache for an inactive owner. It'll only continue to have unaddressed problems in the future.
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