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If you can help or are looking for help,  provide information here. 

General coords are OK!

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17 hours ago, Max and 99 said:

In looking for 63 32.639

Halifax, Nova Scotia will work for West coord. North is in Finland, Sweden, Norway. Somewhere around Fairbanks Alaska should work for north coord in North America

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17 hours ago, Max and 99 said:

In looking for 63 32.639

you could use 6 33.263W which is just west of Dublin, Ireland.

6 33.263E goes thru Netherlands, Germany, France, Switzerland. In Germany, it's not far from US Air Bases in Bitburg and Ramstein.

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To publish my waymark in this category, i chose my coordinates, i went to Geocaching sites and found owners nearby.

In Australia, no one replied to my messages but in Florida it worked.

If someone need help with coordinates in France, i can help to get owners with you in touch.

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On 9/21/2019 at 4:58 PM, vulture1957 said:

Halifax, Nova Scotia will work for West coord. North is in Finland, Sweden, Norway. Somewhere around Fairbanks Alaska should work for north coord in North America

What should I say when I contact someone?

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7 minutes ago, Max and 99 said:

What should I say when I contact someone?

Here my email :

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Hello,
I am a geocaching and a Waymarking player and i need your help, i need a picture of your GPS with these coordinates N 25° 36.846 to validate a waymark.
I saw you have geocaches nearby these coordinates, is it possible for you to send me that picture ?
You can also reply you do not have time...
Thank you, Alfouine

 

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My numbers are:

 

pisacaching
74722224464 -> 7512
2224464 -> 75°12.222' (I hope I did it right)

 

elyob, would that be possible for you?

 

I'm willing to help with N48 and E16, if I can get there with public transport (don't own a car) or I can help to find other geocachers in Austria who might be willing to help.

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On 9/21/2019 at 6:58 PM, vulture1957 said:

Halifax, Nova Scotia will work for West coord.

 

2 hours ago, Max and 99 said:

What should I say when I contact someone?

 

I can help what do you need?

 

Too bad its not a little more West because you are missing Halifax Peninsula by not much.

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On 9/20/2019 at 11:19 PM, Max and 99 said:

In looking for 6332639

 

1 minute ago, Lynx Humble said:

 

 

I can help what do you need?

 

Too bad its not a little more West because you are missing Halifax Peninsula by not much.

 

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2 minutes ago, Max and 99 said:

In looking for 6332639

 

 

I live in Halifax so which North you want to go with W63 32.639?

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10 minutes ago, Lynx Humble said:

 

I live in Halifax so which North you want to go with W63 32.639?

That's the helper's job: to find an interesting location for the converted name.

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1 hour ago, Lynx Humble said:

 

I live in Halifax so which North you want to go with W63 32.639?

When I look for a location for this category, I try to find something of interest: fishing spot, historical site, cemetery, park. Anything goes!

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Wayfrog,

if I am near a location with your converter name, are you interested in creating a waymark? Yes makes me happy to help someone. No saves me the trouble of looking. 😀 

 

Offer rescinded since my plans may change.

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To help others get an idea of names that convert to central Oklahoma, my home base: 

 

Wottles

3ldiesel

Flipflopnick

Flipper&co

Ellipirelli

fishingwishing

ZorkV

fi67

Dinsdags-Kind

Dkestrel

WistfulKate

 

 

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, Lynx Humble said:

 

I live in Halifax so which North you want to go with W63 32.639?

the idea is to find an interesting site to waymark -- a park, historical site, school, church, scenic whatever. I found a state park in Illinois that ran along my coord, and the waymarker doing it for me found a great scenic overlook of the river that matched.  you would need to get a picture of your GPSr with the coords displayed, and a couple of pictures of the site.

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3 minutes ago, vulture1957 said:

the idea is to find an interesting site to waymark -- a park, historical site, scenic whatever. I found a state park in Illinois that ran along my coord, and the waymarker doing it for me found a great scenic overlook of the river that matched.  you would ned to get a picture of your GPSr with the coords displayed, and a couple of pictures of the site.

Yeah for strange reason that West coordinates dodge most of the interesting spot of Halifax area :-(

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1 hour ago, Lynx Humble said:

Yeah for strange reason that West coordinates dodge most of the interesting spot of Halifax area :-(

44.685074, -63.543983 gets you right at Dartmouth Music Center. That should be waymark-able.

63.543983 converts to 63 32.639

44.671914, -63.543983 is Brownlow Park Playground

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7 minutes ago, vulture1957 said:

44.685074, -63.543983 gets you right at Dartmouth Music Center. That should be waymark-able.

63.543983 converts to 63 32.639

I approved one waymark with converted coords but I do not plan to do it again. I really think the coordinates used on geocaches and waymarks should prevail. I'll change my mind if the description is changed. 

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14 minutes ago, vulture1957 said:

44.685074, -63.543983 gets you right at Dartmouth Music Center. That should be waymark-able.

63.543983 converts to 63 32.639

44.671914, -63.543983 is Brownlow Park Playground

The one I choose is really close from those with the MicMac Rotary at n44 40.880 w63 32.639

 

Here a picture of the area I found of 1967. My coordinates is the bottom right corner. The area changed quite a lot in 52 yrs.

MicMac-Rotary.jpg

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31 minutes ago, Max and 99 said:

I approved one waymark with converted coords but I do not plan to do it again. I really think the coordinates used on geocaches and waymarks should prevail. I'll change my mind if the description is changed. 

the mapping program I was using wouldn't take decimal minutes, so I had to convert. But Lynx should be able to get to those areas, then use his GPSr to find the proper location. I was just explaining why I was suggesting going to 63.543983 instead of 63 32.639.

Proper coords for Brownlow Park are N 44 40.31484, W 63 32.639

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Just now, vulture1957 said:

the mapping program I was using wouldn't take decimal minutes, so I had to convert. But Lynx should be able to get to those areas, then use his GPSr to find the proper location.

We already have a spot. Thanks for all your help.

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Over the years I have contacted dozens of waymarkers with offers of help and many geocachers asking for help. I've lost track of who said what. 

 

My posts will help spread the word of who I can possibly help, and maybe they'll see this forum thread and be interested.

 

Waybetterfinder

Windschattenwanderer

WalksfarTX

Weathervane

Veritasvita

Yvesprovence (it'll be many months till I can get there)

Woobie491 (contacted)

davidb1957 (contacted)

 

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Hello,


have just become aware of this catgory through the forum.

 

My coordinates would be:

 

kaschper69

 

5272473769 > 52°72.473769 > 53°12.473(769)

 

If I understood it correctly, would I now have to hope for a player who is near the 53rd latitude or longitude at 53° 12.473?

 

My own coordinates are in the range N50° 23.2 E007° 21.0.

 

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3 hours ago, kaschper69 said:

Hello,


have just become aware of this catgory through the forum.

 

My coordinates would be:

 

kaschper69

 

5272473769 > 52°72.473769 > 53°12.473(769)

 

If I understood it correctly, would I now have to hope for a player who is near the 53rd latitude or longitude at 53° 12.473?

 

My own coordinates are in the range N50° 23.2 E007° 21.0.

 

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53 deg W would be on Newfoundland in Canada, also French Guiana and Brazil in S America.

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1 hour ago, vulture1957 said:

My coordinates would be:

 

kaschper69

 

5272473769 > 52°72.473769 > 53°12.473(769)

I think your best chance is in the U.K.! 

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15 hours ago, elyob said:

I can think of so many spots nearby where I could find you a waymark.  Sadly, it might be a while before we return.

http://www.Waymarking.com/waymarks/WMRHFE_St_Pauls_Anglican_Churchyard_Cemetery_Harbour_Grace_Conception_Bay_Newfoundland

Thank you for your offer. I'm in no hurry. At the moment I have a request in Germany. It would be nice if somebody would make it someday. 

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24 minutes ago, kaschper69 said:

Thank you for your offer. I'm in no hurry. At the moment I have a request in Germany. It would be nice if somebody would make it someday. 

Just to clarify: you'll be the one making the waymark for your converted   name.

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22 minutes ago, Max and 99 said:

Just to clarify: you'll be the one making the waymark for your converted   name.

Yes, of course. In Northern Germany I wrote to a geocacher with the request to take the necessary photos for me.
 

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On 9/23/2019 at 2:03 PM, Lynx Humble said:

 

I live in Halifax so which North you want to go with W63 32.639?

Thank you, Lynx Humble for getting photos and coords for me! 

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8NutsMotherGoose,

IF you are interested in Waymarking your name, I found a spot that would work. Just let me know if you want to do it. Otherwise, no worries!

 

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6 hours ago, Max and 99 said:

8NutsMotherGoose,

IF you are interested in Waymarking your name, I found a spot that would work. Just let me know if you want to do it. Otherwise, no worries!

 

Do it to it.

Thanks.

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I haven't yet found a great location, but I did make an offer to ToRo61. 

Update: he said YES!

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I found a great location for ToRo! It's out of the way, but also near another Where's In a Name waymark I've wanted to visit! Now to convince my husband that it's a complete coincidence that it's also really close to my number one favorite winery!

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Success! Toro's name is in a church cemetery where there were a lot of deer from the nearby woods. 8Nuts's name was at an Arboretum on a college campus (too bad, but since it's winter there was nothing pretty to photograph at the Arboretum).

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I had posted about a bad, bad mistake I made trying to get Toro's name. I misread my notes, and got the wrong coords on the GPS.  I know of a waymarker who may be back there in a few months, and I also posted a request for help on the two closest caches (part of a Geotour). I feel so ashamed! I wrote him a nice apology, but never heard back, so I must be in the dog house!

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On 12/2/2019 at 11:45 AM, Max and 99 said:

Success! Toro's name is in a church cemetery where there were a lot of deer from the nearby woods. 8Nuts's name was at an Arboretum on a college campus (too bad, but since it's winter there was nothing pretty to photograph at the Arboretum).

Thanks Max & 99. I created the Waymark the day after I received the photos. Still waiting for approval.

MotherGoose is from Alabama and still cheers for the University of Alabama. She says, "ROLL TIDE!"

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29 minutes ago, 8Nuts MotherGoose said:

Thanks Max & 99. I created the Waymark the day after I received the photos. Still waiting for approval.

MotherGoose is from Alabama and still cheers for the University of Alabama. She says, "ROLL TIDE!"

I was happy to do it! 

I wish I could review the waymark,  but it felt inappropriate so I'm hoping that someone else will take a look. 😁

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18 minutes ago, Max and 99 said:

I was happy to do it! 

I wish I could review the waymark,  but it felt inappropriate so I'm hoping that someone else will take a look. 😁

I'll wait patiently.

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Stumbled across this game while logging a benchmark I saw at Stone Mountain, GA over Christmas I would like to play!!  I am located near N30 31 W086 27 in case anyone needs me to find a location in northwest Florida, USA. I converted my name to 26 23.42367 and plotted some points in MapSource.  Connecting the points into a routes I mapped out potential Waymarking areas worldwide.  Reading the posts here gave me some pointers on how to find someone who might be willing to send a photo of the location so I can waymark it. Sounds like fun!

 

Whats in a Name game.jpg

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On 9/22/2019 at 2:52 AM, Alfouine said:

To publish my waymark in this category, i chose my coordinates, i went to Geocaching sites and found owners nearby.

In Australia, no one replied to my messages but in Florida it worked.

If someone need help with coordinates in France, i can help to get owners with you in touch.

Can you help me with a few more specifics on the steps you took to locate someone? How did you search using your coordinates in Geocaching?  Just used the map to ID the general areas? Or, did you somehow use the coordinates in the search box? Can you use wildcards in the search box for the missing coordinates?

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On 9/26/2019 at 6:00 AM, kaschper69 said:

Hello,


have just become aware of this catgory through the forum.

 

My coordinates would be:

 

kaschper69

 

5272473769 > 52°72.473769 > 53°12.473(769)

 

If I understood it correctly, would I now have to hope for a player who is near the 53rd latitude or longitude at 53° 12.473?

 

My own coordinates are in the range N50° 23.2 E007° 21.0.

 

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2019-09-26_125610.png

How did you come up with the numbers in those locations?

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51 minutes ago, ambegador said:

Stumbled across this game while logging a benchmark I saw at Stone Mountain, GA over Christmas I would like to play!!

I was just in that area! 

 

To find coordinate possibilities I use the Geocaching Home Coords feature or Google maps. Once I have a coordinate needed, then I continually change coords in the other direction till I see what may be a good location. 

I'm too far for your name, but I wish I could help!

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