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3 hours ago, NYPaddleCacher said:

 

The pocket query page can be used for that as well.  The countries are in a select list.  Here is the complete list with the option elements showing the country ID:

 


<option value="12">Afghanistan</option>
			<option value="272">Aland Islands</option>
			<option value="244">Albania</option>
			<option value="14">Algeria</option>
			<option value="245">American Samoa</option>
			<option value="16">Andorra</option>
			<option value="17">Angola</option>
			<option value="246">Anguilla</option>
			<option value="18">Antarctica</option>
			<option value="13">Antigua and Barbuda</option>
			<option value="19">Argentina</option>
			<option value="15">Armenia</option>
			<option value="20">Aruba</option>
			<option value="3">Australia</option>
			<option value="227">Austria</option>
			<option value="21">Azerbaijan</option>
			<option value="23">Bahamas</option>
			<option value="29">Bahrain</option>
			<option value="24">Bangladesh</option>
			<option value="25">Barbados</option>
			<option value="40">Belarus</option>
			<option value="4">Belgium</option>
			<option value="31">Belize</option>
			<option value="26">Benin</option>
			<option value="27">Bermuda</option>
			<option value="30">Bhutan</option>
			<option value="32">Bolivia</option>
			<option value="279">Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba</option>
			<option value="234">Bosnia and Herzegovina</option>
			<option value="33">Botswana</option>
			<option value="247">Bouvet Island</option>
			<option value="34">Brazil</option>
			<option value="248">British Indian Ocean Territory</option>
			<option value="39">British Virgin Islands</option>
			<option value="36">Brunei</option>
			<option value="37">Bulgaria</option>
			<option value="216">Burkina Faso</option>
			<option value="35">Burundi</option>
			<option value="239">Cabo Verde</option>
			<option value="42">Cambodia</option>
			<option value="43">Cameroon</option>
			<option value="5">Canada</option>
			<option value="44">Cayman Islands</option>
			<option value="46">Central African Republic</option>
			<option value="249">Chad</option>
			<option value="6">Chile</option>
			<option value="47">China</option>
			<option value="250">Christmas Island</option>
			<option value="251">Cocos (Keeling) Islands</option>
			<option value="49">Colombia</option>
			<option value="50">Comoros</option>
			<option value="51">Congo</option>
			<option value="48">Cook Islands</option>
			<option value="52">Costa Rica</option>
			<option value="100">Côte d&#39;Ivoire</option>
			<option value="53">Croatia</option>
			<option value="238">Cuba</option>
			<option value="54">Curaçao</option>
			<option value="55">Cyprus</option>
			<option value="56">Czechia</option>
			<option value="257">Democratic Republic of the Congo</option>
			<option value="57">Denmark</option>
			<option value="58">Djibouti</option>
			<option value="59">Dominica</option>
			<option value="60">Dominican Republic</option>
			<option value="61">Ecuador</option>
			<option value="63">Egypt</option>
			<option value="64">El Salvador</option>
			<option value="62">Equatorial Guinea</option>
			<option value="65">Eritrea</option>
			<option value="66">Estonia</option>
			<option value="67">Ethiopia</option>
			<option value="69">Falkland Islands</option>
			<option value="68">Faroe Islands</option>
			<option value="71">Fiji</option>
			<option value="72">Finland</option>
			<option value="73">France</option>
			<option value="70">French Guiana</option>
			<option value="74">French Polynesia</option>
			<option value="253">French Southern and Antarctic Territories</option>
			<option value="75">Gabon</option>
			<option value="76">Gambia</option>
			<option value="78">Georgia</option>
			<option value="79">Germany</option>
			<option value="254">Ghana</option>
			<option value="80">Gibraltar</option>
			<option value="82">Greece</option>
			<option value="83">Greenland</option>
			<option value="81">Grenada</option>
			<option value="77">Guadeloupe</option>
			<option value="229">Guam</option>
			<option value="84">Guatemala</option>
			<option value="86">Guernsey</option>
			<option value="255">Guinea</option>
			<option value="85">Guinea-Bissau</option>
			<option value="87">Guyana</option>
			<option value="89">Haiti</option>
			<option value="256">Heard Island and McDonald Islands</option>
			<option value="90">Honduras</option>
			<option value="91">Hong Kong</option>
			<option value="92">Hungary</option>
			<option value="93">Iceland</option>
			<option value="94">India</option>
			<option value="95">Indonesia</option>
			<option value="96">Iran</option>
			<option value="97">Iraq</option>
			<option value="7">Ireland</option>
			<option value="243">Isle of Man</option>
			<option value="98">Israel</option>
			<option value="99">Italy</option>
			<option value="101">Jamaica</option>
			<option value="104">Japan</option>
			<option value="102">Jersey</option>
			<option value="103">Jordan</option>
			<option value="106">Kazakhstan</option>
			<option value="107">Kenya</option>
			<option value="109">Kiribati</option>
			<option value="241">Kuwait</option>
			<option value="108">Kyrgyzstan</option>
			<option value="110">Laos</option>
			<option value="111">Latvia</option>
			<option value="113">Lebanon</option>
			<option value="114">Lesotho</option>
			<option value="115">Liberia</option>
			<option value="112">Libya</option>
			<option value="116">Liechtenstein</option>
			<option value="117">Lithuania</option>
			<option value="8">Luxembourg</option>
			<option value="258">Macao</option>
			<option value="125">Macedonia</option>
			<option value="119">Madagascar</option>
			<option value="129">Malawi</option>
			<option value="121">Malaysia</option>
			<option value="124">Maldives</option>
			<option value="127">Mali</option>
			<option value="128">Malta</option>
			<option value="240">Marshall Islands</option>
			<option value="122">Martinique</option>
			<option value="123">Mauritania</option>
			<option value="134">Mauritius</option>
			<option value="259">Mayotte</option>
			<option value="228">Mexico</option>
			<option value="242">Micronesia</option>
			<option value="237">Moldova</option>
			<option value="130">Monaco</option>
			<option value="131">Mongolia</option>
			<option value="274">Montenegro</option>
			<option value="135">Montserrat</option>
			<option value="132">Morocco</option>
			<option value="133">Mozambique</option>
			<option value="136">Myanmar</option>
			<option value="137">Namibia</option>
			<option value="138">Nauru</option>
			<option value="140">Nepal</option>
			<option value="141">Netherlands</option>
			<option value="148">Netherlands Antilles</option>
			<option value="41">New Caledonia</option>
			<option value="9">New Zealand</option>
			<option value="144">Nicaragua</option>
			<option value="143">Niger</option>
			<option value="145">Nigeria</option>
			<option value="149">Niue</option>
			<option value="260">Norfolk Island</option>
			<option value="146">North Korea</option>
			<option value="236">Northern Mariana Islands</option>
			<option value="147">Norway</option>
			<option value="150">Oman</option>
			<option value="151">Pakistan</option>
			<option value="261">Palau</option>
			<option value="276">Palestine</option>
			<option value="152">Panama</option>
			<option value="156">Papua New Guinea</option>
			<option value="262">Paraguay</option>
			<option value="153">Peru</option>
			<option value="154">Philippines</option>
			<option value="155">Pitcairn</option>
			<option value="158">Poland</option>
			<option value="159">Portugal</option>
			<option value="226">Puerto Rico</option>
			<option value="160">Qatar</option>
			<option value="161">Réunion</option>
			<option value="162">Romania</option>
			<option value="163">Russia</option>
			<option value="164">Rwanda</option>
			<option value="169">Saint Barthélemy</option>
			<option value="171">Saint Helena</option>
			<option value="264">Saint Kitts and Nevis</option>
			<option value="173">Saint Lucia</option>
			<option value="174">Saint Martin</option>
			<option value="175">Saint Pierre and Miquelon</option>
			<option value="177">Saint Vincent and the Grenadines</option>
			<option value="217">Samoa</option>
			<option value="183">San Marino</option>
			<option value="176">Sao Tome and Principe</option>
			<option value="280">Sark</option>
			<option value="166">Saudi Arabia</option>
			<option value="167">Senegal</option>
			<option value="222">Serbia</option>
			<option value="168">Seychelles</option>
			<option value="178">Sierra Leone</option>
			<option value="179">Singapore</option>
			<option value="281">Sint Maarten</option>
			<option value="182">Slovakia</option>
			<option value="181">Slovenia</option>
			<option value="184">Solomon Islands</option>
			<option value="185">Somalia</option>
			<option value="165">South Africa</option>
			<option value="267">South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands</option>
			<option value="180">South Korea</option>
			<option value="278">South Sudan</option>
			<option value="186">Spain</option>
			<option value="187">Sri Lanka</option>
			<option value="188">Sudan</option>
			<option value="189">Suriname</option>
			<option value="268">Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands</option>
			<option value="190">Swaziland</option>
			<option value="10">Sweden</option>
			<option value="192">Switzerland</option>
			<option value="193">Syria</option>
			<option value="194">Taiwan</option>
			<option value="195">Tajikistan</option>
			<option value="196">Tanzania</option>
			<option value="198">Thailand</option>
			<option value="252">Timor-Leste</option>
			<option value="200">Togo</option>
			<option value="269">Tokelau</option>
			<option value="201">Tonga</option>
			<option value="202">Trinidad and Tobago</option>
			<option value="203">Tunisia</option>
			<option value="204">Turkey</option>
			<option value="199">Turkmenistan</option>
			<option value="197">Turks and Caicos Islands</option>
			<option value="205">Tuvalu</option>
			<option value="208">Uganda</option>
			<option value="207">Ukraine</option>
			<option value="206">United Arab Emirates</option>
			<option value="11">United Kingdom</option>
			<option value="210">Uruguay</option>
			<option value="270">US Minor Outlying Islands</option>
			<option value="235">US Virgin Islands</option>
			<option value="211">Uzbekistan</option>
			<option value="212">Vanuatu</option>
			<option value="213">Vatican City State</option>
			<option value="214">Venezuela</option>
			<option value="215">Vietnam</option>
			<option value="218">Wallis and Futuna Islands</option>
			<option value="271">Western Sahara</option>
			<option value="220">Yemen</option>
			<option value="224">Zambia</option>
			<option value="225">Zimbabwe</option>

 

 

My country isn't on that list. As home of the game, you'd think it would be there. 

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And there are several other numbers that are skipped.

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7 hours ago, DerDiedler said:

Yes, you´re right. But it seems not much appealing to me to waste at least half a day on the road to find a random cache. And so far I haven´t found a good enough reason to visit Luxemburg. Any suggestions? :)

 

I spent about 10 days in Belgium a couple of months ago and had the weekend free in between meetings so I booked a hotel in Ettelbruck for one night and took the train there and back.  My reason was simply that I wanted to find a few caches in Luxembourg.  I also got to stay in a nice hotel, have a nice dinner, and see a little bit of a country I had not previously visited.  I'm glad I chose Ettelbruck as the train wasn't running between it and Luxembourg City and they were putting everyone on a bus.  

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20 hours ago, Michaelcycle said:

I do not see a country ID of 1 or 2 on that list.

 

According to this 2010 post, 1 is "unknown," 2 is the USA.  So much for "we're number one," I guess.  :laughing:

 

(I think I've suggested that the USA be added to the list of countries for PQ purposes, but so far no dice.)

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On 1/18/2019 at 7:49 PM, NYPaddleCacher said:

 

I am curious about the Danube river cruise.  Although I've found some in Germany (on three different visits) and have 16 European countries (and I don't live in Europe), I don't have any in Eastern Europe.  It looks like that cruise visits 7 European countries I have not visited.

 

Hi - yes, it was excellent - started in Passau, Germany, and went down to the mouth of the Danube on the Black Sea. Not a lot of time for caching though! I only just managed to get one in Bulgaria with just 20 minutes to go before we needed to get back to the ship.

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Just finished booking a new trip... Not a new country to visit but a new one to find caches. So country 28 is just around the corner and we still haven't been in Luxembourg yet... :wacko:

 

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On 1/22/2019 at 11:34 AM, K13 said:

And there are several other numbers that are skipped.

 

5 hours ago, hzoi said:

 

According to this 2010 post, 1 is "unknown," 2 is the USA.  So much for "we're number one," I guess.  :laughing:

 

(I think I've suggested that the USA be added to the list of countries for PQ purposes, but so far no dice.)

 

As far as I know, it's never been possible to create a PQ with the USA as the country, and instead requires one to multi-select all of the US States in the States select list.   Since a PQ is limited to 1000 results it doesn't make a lot of sense to create a PQ with the U.S. as the region.  

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1 hour ago, NYPaddleCacher said:

 

 

As far as I know, it's never been possible to create a PQ with the USA as the country, and instead requires one to multi-select all of the US States in the States select list.   Since a PQ is limited to 1000 results it doesn't make a lot of sense to create a PQ with the U.S. as the region.  

 

That would depend on what other filters you were using in your PQ. For example, I wouldn't think there'd be too many caches in the whole USA with both the tree-climbing and scuba gear required attributes set.

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11 hours ago, barefootjeff said:
13 hours ago, NYPaddleCacher said:

As far as I know, it's never been possible to create a PQ with the USA as the country, and instead requires one to multi-select all of the US States in the States select list.   Since a PQ is limited to 1000 results it doesn't make a lot of sense to create a PQ with the U.S. as the region.  

That would depend on what other filters you were using in your PQ. For example, I wouldn't think there'd be too many caches in the whole USA with both the tree-climbing and scuba gear required attributes set.

And when looking for caches places in specific months, it can be helpful to be able to run that search through a PQ.

 

Instead, cachers have to run an Advanced Search of the entire US country, then order by Placed Date, then scroll to find the specific month(s) they want, then put those in a List, then map that single List.  OR use Project-GC.

 

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15 hours ago, barefootjeff said:

 

That would depend on what other filters you were using in your PQ. For example, I wouldn't think there'd be too many caches in the whole USA with both the tree-climbing and scuba gear required attributes set.

 

I supposed one could construct criteria which reduced the results to less than 1000 caches.   It's too bad that the main search page doesn't have Attributes or Placed Date as filters.  

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17 hours ago, NYPaddleCacher said:

 Since a PQ is limited to 1000 results it doesn't make a lot of sense to create a PQ with the U.S. as the region.

 

And yet the new search allows one to filter results using just "United States" and not specifying states.  See, e.g.:


17 results for US caches containing the word "herp"
4 results for US caches containing the word "derp"
108 results for webcam caches in the USA

 

So, no, pocket queries could do this just fine.  They just don't.

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6 hours ago, hzoi said:

 

And yet the new search allows one to filter results using just "United States" and not specifying states.  See, e.g.:


17 results for US caches containing the word "herp"
4 results for US caches containing the word "derp"
108 results for webcam caches in the USA

 

So, no, pocket queries could do this just fine.  They just don't.

 

Since the "new" search allows one to set the United States as a region I would prefer to see attributes and other filters available in a PQ added to the new search rather than using two different forms for querying the same data.  

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On 1/18/2019 at 11:35 AM, Blue Square Thing said:

 

Geocaching lists Gibraltar as a separate country for example. I'm not sure what the status of the Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Faroes are - or whether Kosovo is counted. Those sorts of places could easily push things up to the 54.

 

Kosovo is not counted... yet.  Well I'm hopeful when I say yet.  I only found 1 cache in Serbia and it was a token visit.  But I really enjoyed Kosovo and the few cache finds I got there.  Including muggling a group of KFOR soldiers from Germany at a cache - that was super funny: Pulled up near cache.  Wait while soldiers in uniform walk past the cache... no they're not walking past, they're pausing and hanging about by GZ.... oh I see, they're geocachers, let's muggle them. :)

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On 1/23/2019 at 1:12 AM, DerDiedler said:

So 225 countries must be our common goal :)

Unfortunally I am having hard times to add more countries in the moment. Therefore I consoled my self by baging 3 more counties of my State :D

 

Actually 250 (249 in that list plus USA)

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12 hours ago, funkymunkyzone said:

 

Actually 250 (249 in that list plus USA)

 

The project-gc caches per area page (https://project-gc.com/Statistics/CachesPerArea?submit=Filter) which shows the number of caches in each country, shows a list of 243 countries (for some reason I thought it was 248 when I last looked) though it might not be showing countries which currently have no caches.   If I have time today I'll compare the lists to see the differences.  

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14 hours ago, funkymunkyzone said:

Someone smarter than me may confirm... but as I understand the list of countries comes from here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-1

 

 

From what I read the GS list was based on the UN Geopolitical ontology which aligns very closely with the ISO-3166 standard.   BTW, I know the person that manages the UN ontology personally and have discussed the possibility of extending it to include 2nd level administrative areas (States, Provinces).  

 

Not making any claims about being smarter than you. 

 

Here are the countries in the official GS list (taken from the select list on the Pocket Query page, which excludes United States, that are not on the project-gc list.

 

 - Bouvet Island
- Cocos (Keeling) Islands
- Heard Island and McDonald Islands
- Nauru
- Netherlands Antilles
- North Korea
- Sark

 

The one interesting one on the list is Netherlands Antilles, because although it took awhile, there were once a handful of caches identified as being in Netherlands Antilles but are now either Sint Maarten or Saint Martin.  

 

There is also a cache on what is labeled as Cocos (Keeling) Islands on the map but is listed as being in Western Australia.   There are also 18 caches shown on the map on the island of Sark, but they all are shown as being in Guernsey.  

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2 hours ago, NYPaddleCacher said:

I'll compare the lists to see the differences.  

Fine. The GS API currently lists 252 countries (which includes {"id":1,"name":"Unknown"})

 

Hans

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2 minutes ago, HHL said:

Fine. The GS API currently lists 252 countries (which includes {"id":1,"name":"Unknown"})

 

Hans

 

With the current cache submission process, is it even possible to create a cache with the country listed as "Unknown"?   What happens if you use the API to return a list of caches with id 1 (unknown) selected.   Although Netherlands Antilles still appears in the PQ country list (and can be selected a s region on the search page),  I don't think it's possible to create a cache with Netherland Antilles as a country.  

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1 minute ago, NYPaddleCacher said:

 

With the current cache submission process, is it even possible to create a cache with the country listed as "Unknown"?   What happens if you use the API to return a list of caches with id 1 (unknown) selected.   Although Netherlands Antilles still appears in the PQ country list (and can be selected a s region on the search page),  I don't think it's possible to create a cache with Netherland Antilles as a country.  

"Netherlands Antilles" is in the drop-down list for the "country" field for a new listing, and can be selected. "Unknown" is also in that list, but if you select it and try to save the listing, you get an error saying "Please select a country".

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