benji55545 Posted July 27, 2011 Share Posted July 27, 2011 I'm nearing the 2000 cache milestone, and I thought it would be fun to making some graphs to visualize my first 2000 (okay, actually 1981) finds. The results turned out pretty cool, and might be descriptive of some larger trends in geocaching, such as the increase in micro placement. Here's a graph of the sizes of caches I've found, excluding virtuals and "not chosen." The large drop labeled SH is due to the creation of a large series of micros in cemeteries around Dayton, OH. I thought maybe ODS would show up on the graph, but I guess I didn't find that many. I think the gradual increase in average size since 2008 is interesting. I wonder if that's a bias on my part or if more regulars are being placed. Or perhaps it's a result of finding more caches in Missouri instead of Ohio. 1=micro 2=small 3=regular 4=large. Difficulty of caches over time. Hasn't changed much. Neither has terrain over time. The squiggly white line is a two week average. Large short-term jumps in terrain usually occur when I go on hiking or highpointing trips. Elevation of all my caches. This is probably my favorite graph because many of my favorite finds stand out due to elevation. Most of the 200-300 meter caches are in the Midwest, primarily Missouri and Ohio. Those close to 0 are obviously near the coast somewhere. I set this all up in excel. I think it would be cool to see other people's graphs. If you want to send me an excel or csv file of your finds (GSAK export) I can make some graphs for you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org Quote Link to comment
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