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Yep. Agree. 

 

Waiting to see the number of cachers that logged their first cache in 2019. 

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2019 Statistics, part 7: Finds per country

The first graph shows the top 3 countries in Africa:

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It appears as if the Canary Islands (currently no. 1 in Africa) has also passed its peak.

 

The following graph shows the next 9 African countries:

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On 1/17/2020 at 9:42 AM, Danie Viljoen said:

There are a number of problems which complicate the statistics of Favourite Points. One of them is that there is no record of when and where a FP has been logged. I can not go back and figure out which caches had how many FP's at a specific time in the past. Another problem is that it is quite a lengthy process to update the FPs of the full database - it takes 3 days. For that reason I take a snapshot at year-end and save it for future use. (Because it takes so long I can also never be 100% sure that it is up to date, because by the time I reach the end the first caches may have new FPs that I will miss.)

 

Thanks for clarifying. It's a pity that it's quite difficult to generate comprehensive stats about Favourite points.

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2019 Statistics, part 8: Most finds during 2019

South African finds:

 1. iPajero    1946 finds
 2. Snotx2     1011 finds
 3. pieterix   1000 finds
 4. Fish Eagle  935 finds
 5. terunkie    889 finds
 6. TeamTatoo   850 finds
 7. StrickFam   795 finds
 8. Panters     729 finds
 9. ChrisDen    686 finds
10. rodnjoan    667 finds

African finds:

 1. iPajero    1946 finds
 2. Snotx2     1011 finds
 3. pieterix   1000 finds
 4. Fish Eagle  935 finds
 5. terunkie    900 finds
 6. TeamTatoo   850 finds
 7. StrickFam   795 finds
 8. Panters     730 finds
 9. ChrisDen    695 finds
10. rodnjoan    667 finds

 

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The effect of COVID-19 on the find rates in Africa (and South Africa):

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It is interesting that only 2 days have 0 finds in South Africa: 29 March and 5 April. Not sure how it is possible! (The rest of Africa has not had a 0 finds day yet.)

The previous day with 0 finds was on 22 September 2005, 14.5 years ago!

Africa started declining a good 10 days before South Africa - probably because of earlier lockdowns in Morocco and the Spanish areas (mainly the Canary Islands).

 

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I picked up quite a few finds during the lock down period, but suspect a lot of them were simply logs created on the wrong date, given that the official app doesn't allow one to change the date. Or maybe it's people playing dumb and simply logging on the wrong date to fill daily calendars, ie. being aspris. Here's all finds in South Africa since the lock down started: Project-GC.

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33 cachers found a total of 67 caches during the first 19 days of the lockdown in South Africa. Most of these were found by a German tourist.

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The effect of COVID-19 on the number of new caches in Africa and South Africa:

 

The following graph shows the daily number of new caches, averaged over a week:

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The first decline started on 9 March, followed by another big decline on 24 March (when the lockdown started in South Africa).

Surprisingly there are still new caches being published (mostly events).

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