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Hiding a geocache with the APP

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How do you use the APP to hide a geocache?

It would not be ideal to use the official Geocaching App for that purpose, except maybe to measure distances to other caches once you find a cool spot.

 

You should find a general GPS App. The free version of Commander Compass would be great. Bring a notepad, since that App is a demo and won't save waypoints. But you will see the coords displayed live.

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To add to what kunarion said, don't just take a single reading. Chances are it will be a bit off. Rather, take multiple readings at various times and average them to improve your accuracy. Also, once you have a prospective set of coordinates, use an app to navigate to them and see how close they bring you. Adjust as necessary.

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To the OP: Using the advice of the previous posts will help you get good coordinates for your hide.

 

To actually create your cache listing, then you'll need to go to the Play->Hide a Geocache page on the website. You cannot create a cache listing using the app.

Please be sure to read through the Listing Requirements/Guidelines, which are linked on that Hide a Geocache page.

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As well as taking multiple readings on your device, see if you can take readings on other devices. For example, when I hide, I take multiple coordinates readings with my GPSr, my iPhone and my husband's Samsung.

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