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How many geocaches are there of each type - traditional, multistage. mystrey, letterbox ?

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Does anyone have data on the number of geocaches of each type are active ?

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I see you have an interest in statistics.  You will probably love Project-GC.com if you aren't already a visitor.  From the statistics there:

 

3,103,177 total active caches

2,428,699 active traditional caches

428,613 active mystery caches

159,187 active multi-caches

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6 hours ago, Birdguise said:

Does anyone have data on the number of geocaches of each type are active ?

 

You can pull this up by using the search function and filtering by cache type; you can also see whether they are active or disabled.

 

Filtering out disabled caches, as of this post there are:

 

2,423,627 active traditionals

428,228 active mystery caches

158,935 active multicaches

30,909 active earthcaches

27,659 active letterbox hybrid caches

14,612 active Wherigo caches

7,126 active virtual caches

4,761 active or upcoming event caches

253 active webcam caches

 

This is a constantly moving target, though, as caches get published or disabled/archived.  At this second there are 3,097,487 total active geocaches - but I bet if I add up my column up above, I bet it has already changed.  In fact, since I started typing this sentence, we're already at 3,097,486.

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On ‎3‎/‎13‎/‎2019 at 5:45 AM, hzoi said:

 

You can pull this up by using the search function and filtering by cache type; you can also see whether they are active or disabled.

 

Filtering out disabled caches, as of this post there are:

 

2,423,627 active traditionals

428,228 active mystery caches

158,935 active multicaches

30,909 active earthcaches

27,659 active letterbox hybrid caches

14,612 active Wherigo caches

7,126 active virtual caches

4,761 active or upcoming event caches

253 active webcam caches

 

This is a constantly moving target, though, as caches get published or disabled/archived.  At this second there are 3,097,487 total active geocaches - but I bet if I add up my column up above, I bet it has already changed.  In fact, since I started typing this sentence, we're already at 3,097,486.

 

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Thanks very much.  Your numbers agree with what I thought.  I am doing a mystery cache soon for which I need this data.

 

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Bethlehem, pa

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On 3/13/2019 at 5:45 AM, hzoi said:

Filtering out disabled caches, as of this post there are:

2,423,627 active traditionals

428,228 active mystery caches

158,935 active multicaches

30,909 active earthcaches

27,659 active letterbox hybrid caches

14,612 active Wherigo caches

7,126 active virtual caches

4,761 active or upcoming event caches

253 active webcam caches

 

Wow!  Only 253 Webcam Caches?  And one of them is mine...

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24 minutes ago, Harry Dolphin said:

 

Wow!  Only 253 Webcam Caches?  And one of them is mine...

 

There are only four in Australia, three of them in South Australia around Adelaide and one in Victoria in the Snowy Mountains.

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3 hours ago, Harry Dolphin said:

Wow!  Only 253 Webcam Caches?  And one of them is mine...

Yeah, I'm working on a challenge that requires (among other things) 10 Webcam finds. I've realized that I need to be much more purposeful about getting Webcam finds when they're available.

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4 hours ago, niraD said:
8 hours ago, Harry Dolphin said:

Wow!  Only 253 Webcam Caches?  And one of them is mine...

Yeah, I'm working on a challenge that requires (among other things) 10 Webcam finds. I've realized that I need to be much more purposeful about getting Webcam finds when they're available.

They are legion in Germany: 79 in a country the size of Montana.  I didn't get a smart phone until I moved back to the states, so I only got two local ones the last time we were here; but I've logged nine since moving back last summer.

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8 hours ago, niraD said:

Yeah, I'm working on a challenge that requires (among other things) 10 Webcam finds. I've realized that I need to be much more purposeful about getting Webcam finds when they're available.

 

That's why my first search is for webcams and virtuals, as they're the two least common and the ones I have the least finds on.  I was in San Francisco last summer and found the one at the pier but had to leave the other at the fort alone.  I couldn't convince the family to head in that direction!  LOL

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