+Me & Bucky Posted August 21, 2005 Share Posted August 21, 2005 Don't know how many people have seen it, but Groundspeak began a new website early last week called Waymarking (www.Waymarking.com). This was purported to be the answer to certain problems with virtual and locationless caches. Currently, this website is in beta with only premium members able to get on the site. It will open up to regular members in a couple weeks. Interesting discussions are taking place on the Waymarking forum boards that people here might want to look at. Go to the Waymarking forum and do a search under "benchmark" and you will find about 15 different topics where benchmarks were mentioned. Most just have to do with people wondering if the benchmark stat totals will be listed under their geocaching totals. In one, however, Jeremy has made it known that the plan is to either place benchmarks into the Waymarking website or into their own website. The following was from the topic, "Do You Want All Your Finds Listed In One Account". QUOTE (Semper Questio @ Aug 19 2005, 06:04 AM) And taking this to the next logical step, should not benchmarks be either moved to Waymarking or spun off into their own site as well? Just a thought since these also do not have containers and signable logs. QUOTE (Jeremy @ Aug 19 2005, 09:28 AM) Yes. They will be eventually. It wasn't made clear whether benchmarks would be made part of the Waymarking site, or split off into a new website. I can see a place in the Waymarking site for marks not currently listed in the NGS database, like cadastral marks, marks from outside of the United States (Trig Points, Canadian marks, etc.), State or County marks, or private marks. However, I hope the NGS marks won't be moved to the Waymarking site. The site on geocaching.com already works well. I guess if a change is going to happen, and I had a choice, I would hope that benchmarks are given their own site with the capability of adding new marks in an attached section of the site. Keep the NGS marks as a central feature of the site and add other sections as needed. Tennessee Geocacher, do you have any additional information about this upcoming change? Quote Link to comment
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