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GC4xxxx Series is alive

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I see the GC4xxxx caches are now appearing ...

 

According to my database (all of Africa), cache placement has been as follows.

 

GCxxxx - May 2000 (start of caching)

GC1xxxx - October 2005 (5.5 years)

GC2xxxx - September 2009 (nearly 4 years)

GC3xxxx - April 2011 (1.5 years)

GC4xxxx - October 2012 (1.5 years)

 

Certtainly there is some good growth :)

 

My numbers may not be spot on but should be reasonable - maybe Anton or Danie can comment?

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According to my worldwide database, cache placement has been as follows:

 

GCxx - GCZZZZ: Started on 3 May 2000, lasted for 6.6 years

GC10000 - GC1ZZZZ: Started on 24 Dec 2006, lasted for 2.8 years

GC20000 - GC2ZZZZ: Started on 18 Oct 2009, lasted for 1.7 years

GC30000 - GC3ZZZZ: Started on 9 Jul 2011, lasted for 1.3 years

GC40000: Started on 23 Oct 2012

 

It is difficult to determine the exact starting date for the early series - in the beginning the numbers were allocated geographically and not by placement date. Then there are the problems of reactivated caches and caches published months after they have been placed as well...

 

The letters I, L, O, S and U are not used, which means that each series has 923521 numbers. If one assumes that all the possible numbers are allocated, the total number of caches (including archived caches) must now be in the order of 3.7 million. This implies that the percentage of archived (as well as never published) caches is about 48%.

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According to my worldwide database, cache placement has been as follows:

 

GCxx - GCZZZZ: Started on 3 May 2000, lasted for 6.6 years

GC10000 - GC1ZZZZ: Started on 24 Dec 2006, lasted for 2.8 years

GC20000 - GC2ZZZZ: Started on 18 Oct 2009, lasted for 1.7 years

GC30000 - GC3ZZZZ: Started on 9 Jul 2011, lasted for 1.3 years

GC40000: Started on 23 Oct 2012

 

 

Thanks Danie - I thought that you would have more accurate data :)

I wonder how long it will be before we see GC50000?

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I wonder how long it will be before we see GC50000?

The total number of active caches worldwide is currently growing by an average of 1046 per day. Unfortunately I do not know what the daily archiving rate is. Based on the fairly stable growth rate over the past 2 years I think the current series should last until about the end of 2013.

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