+uxorious Posted October 24, 2011 Share Posted October 24, 2011 I would guess less than 50% would be placed where permission Indeed, we're both guessing. But my guess differs from yours is that far fewer than 50% of caches are placed within those areas. That could be my city-slicker bias. I originally wrote that opening post specifically about urban caches, but then the 99% figure seemed too LOW. I'd still infer from the GC.com guidelines that any cache placed outside of public land should have explicit, individual permission -- and anything WITHIN public land would need the same kind of permission UNLESS there was a published policy on geocaching for that area. So you think my 99% guess is two high and I think your <50% is too low. How would we research that without mining on GC.com's database against property maps? The guidelines use the term adequate permission. Even when doing urban caches, most seem to rise to that level. Around here, I have seen urban caches that tell you the business owner is aware of the cache. I know of cache owners who have talked with the business, and just don't mention it on the cache page. It always amazes me when someone figures just because they don't check permission no one else does. As for how would we research that, well it seems no one but you cares, so have at it. Your the one that came in here and insulted 99% (your estimate) of the cachers. It seems it is up to you to prove the insult. Quote Link to comment
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