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I've put together a list of locationless caches, along the lines of Buxley's, but with categorization.

 

I'll probably put it up online sometime, but for those who might be interested, here is the initial version:

 

Buildings (by designer)

Carnegie library

Douglas Cardinal

Frank Lloyd Wright

Googie

Richard Upjohn

 

Buildings (by shape)

Alamo-like

Angular (Flatiron)

Dome home

Octagonal

Pyramid

Round

Round Barn

 

Buildings (by style)

Beach hut

Castle

Earth home

Log cabin

Quonset hut

Ship out of water

Segregated m/f

Silo, stone

Straw home

Tepee

Victorian home

 

Buildings (by use)

Aquarium

Band Shell

Butterfly house

Cheese factory

Concert hall

Corporate origin

Diner

Fire house, retired

Jail, historical

Motel, Mom & Pop

Moved

Opera house

Planetarium

Presidential home

Presidential library

Schoolhouse, one room

Wash-house, public (lavoir)

 

Buildings (towers)

Aviation nav/aid

Birdwatching tower

Cell phone tower, camouflaged

Fire lookout tower

Lighthouse (historic)

Lighthouse #2

Needle tower

Oil well, decorated

Water tower

Windmill (Väderkvarnar)

 

Venues and Points of Interest

Amphitheater (outdoor)

Airport

Arboretum

Botanical Garden

Boy Scout camp

Carousel

Drive-in movie theater

Hall of fame

Maze or labyrinth

Movie

Quarry

R/C airplane

Roller coaster

Shipwreck

Superfund site

TV (Huell Howser)

Wind farm

World's fair

Zoo

 

Sports Venues and Related Sightings

Frisbee golf course

Mascot

Minor league stadium

NASCAR raceway

Paintball field

Prefontain site

Skate park

Sport equipment, oversized

Sports arena

Velodrome

 

Religious Sites

Abbey, Trappist

Cathedral

Church tower view (in UK)

Church, country

Church, medieval (in Finland)

Holy spring

Mosque

Synagogue

 

Bridges

Conde

Covered

Iron

Pedestrian suspension

Roman

Rope

Stone

Suspension

Swinging

Vertical lift

Yarra River

 

Hydrographic Landmarks

Aqueduct #1

Aqueduct #2

Dam

Jetty

Lock, Water #1

Lock, Water #2

Mill, old

Water wheel

 

Trail and Border Markers

Appalachian Trail

Berlin Wall (in Germany)

Blue Star Highway marker

Boone Trail

El Camino Real Bell

Jefferson Davis Highway marker

Lewis & Clark Trail

Lincoln Highway marker

Mason-Dixon Line stone marker

Railway Trails

State Border

US/Mexico Border monument

Wisconsin Ice Age Trail

 

Benchmarks and Survey Markers

Australian Trig Stations

Canadian Gravity (CGSN) Benchmarks

Dutch RD Benchmarks

Heisman Trophy markers

Jefferson Davis Highway marker

Norway Trig Points

Québec Geodetic markers

Prime Meridian

 

Historical Markers

Australian explorers

First Fleet

Inukshuk

Ohio Bicentennial bells

Ohio claim to fame

Pony Express site

 

Special Designated Areas

CCC project

Historic place #1 (in US)

Historic place #2 (in Canada)

Historic place #3 (in US)

Important Bird Area (IBA)

National Park (in NSW, Aus)

World Heritage site

 

Ancient Ruins (and other old things)

Conestoga wagon

Gas pump, antique

Hitching post

Milk platform (in Finland)

Plank road

Stone circle

Stone ruin

Stone wall

Wooden irrigation pipe

 

Statues

Atlas

Christmas box angel

Dog statue or memorial

Doughboy statue

Emmy™

Gargoyle

Lion

Madonna of the Trail

Mermaid

Monarch (in Americas)

Sphinx

Statue of Liberty replica #1

Statue of Liberty replica #2

US president statue

 

Monuments

Blarney stone

Hill figure

Hilltop letter

Liberty Bell replicas

NYSE post

US flag

 

Graves and Memorials

Captain Cook memorial

Civil War general grave

Confederate soldier grave

Eternal flame

Famous person grave

Lexington hero grave

Medal of Honor recipient grave

Pet cemetery

POW/MIA memorial

Poet memorial

Police or Firefighter memorial

Submarine memorial

Unknown soldier grave

Vasco de Gama memorial

Women's Rights Movement memorial

 

Art, Sculpture, and Cultural Icons

Advertising mascot

Fictitious figure

Ichthyaerius Baltimoris (in Maryland)

Kugel Ball fountain

Mural (in US)

Mural (outside US)

Mural, faux building

Mural, Wyland whale

Sculpture (W. or D. Turner)

Sculpture, Rochester horse

Sculpture, Toronto moose

Sculpture, Whispering Giant

Sculpture, fire equipment

Sculpture, in living rock

Smiley Face Barn

World's Biggest

Zippy's roadside attractions

 

Signs

Advertisement (faded)

Bad English

Devil Strip

Kent Feeds

Cache

Ohio Bicentennial Barn

Rock City Barn

Speed limit (unusual)

Your Name

 

Natural Landmarks, Flora and Fauna

Arch

Hot spring

Meromictic lake

Meteor crater

Meteorite

Rock formation

Simulacra

State symbols (Arizona)

State symbols (Nevada)

Tree, millenium (in Canada)

Tree, moon

Tree, trail

Waterfall

Wild animal

 

Vehicles and Transportation

Car ferry (cable driven)

Funicular Railway

hippie bus

Hersey's Kissmobile

Merci boxcar

Oscar Mayer Wienermobile

Rocket or spacecraft

Tractor w/steel wheels

Tractor, steam powered

Train caboose

Train depot

Train locomotive, diesel (DDA40X)

Train locomotive, steam #1

Train locomotive, steam #2

Wisconsin Rustic Road

 

Military

Aircraft, Blackbird spy plane

Armoury/drill hall

Arsenal

Big guns

Fort

Nike missile site

Radar ruins, Luftwaffe

Tank

Torpedo

Warplane

Warship

 

Industrial (and other) Equipment

Arrastra

Grain elevator (in Canada)

Grain elevator, mini

Radiotelescope

 

Interesting Sightings

Artesian Well

Barber pole

Birdhouse

Blauen Stein (blue stone)

Camera Obscura

Carillon

Chess set, giant

Cigar store indian

Civil Defense siren

Clock, rolling ball

Door, hand-carved

Globe

Mailbox, Queen Victoria

Pendulum, Foucault

Penny smasher machine

Pictograph

Sundial

TARDIS (Police call box)

Time capsule

Topiary

Totem pole

Toynbee Idea tile

Weathervane

 

Towns and Cities

Bridge Town

City (old world original)

City (amed after famous place)

Hometown

Kitschy capitol

Lovers' leap

Sister city

Town, On, Under, or Upon

Waterloo

Z Town

 

Regional Point of Interest

Colorado 14er

Highpoint

Lowpoint

Oregon mountaintop

State geographic center

State population center

USGS Quad Map name site

 

Special Coordinates

International Space Station

Palindromes

Quintuplets

See-saw Numbers

Timing is Everything

Where's In A Name?

 

Referential

Los Angeles reference

Star Wars reference

 

Events

100,000 mile mark

Fishing hole

Meet with rangers

Radio K.A.O.S

Speeding ticket

Turtle

 

Goals that Change

Barrelhead

Scavenger

Chameleon

3 Steps

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WOW!

 

Can you help me clean out my garage?? icon_wink.gif

 

Actually, if you can put this online somewhere for everyone to access easily, that would be great!

 

Can I get an email copy of it?

 

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Ok, here's a posted HTML version:

 

Categorized Locationless Caches

 

I'm using the various icons to track the ones I've done, or may do someday, etc. So just ignore them. If there's enough interest, I'll post a "clean" version with just the empty box icons so you can print it out and check off the ones you've done. If not, you can always cut & paste and make your own page icon_smile.gif

 

-BeachBuddies

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Great job! We hit a few today, being a bit on the lazy side because we were both a little sore from the last cache we did yesterday (it was NOT fun tromping through weeds taller than me.... some WITH thorns..... getting your feet and legs tangled up.... for a half mile or more). We didn't want to waste a day, so we did one virtual, and several locationless caches icon_smile.gif

 

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That's really good!

 

Just one small point. When you've put a country name in brackets, I assume you mean it's only available in that country. If so, then I'd just like to point out that 'Church Tower view' and 'Berlin Wall' are not limited to specific countries.

 

Thanks for the categorization - I haven't done many locationless caches, but do intend to do more, and wading through that long alphabetical list on the search results is a pain. Often I can remember what a particular locationless is about, but can't remember its name.

 

Bill

 

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quote:
Originally posted by Huntnlady:

I'd like to put your list of locationless caches on my web site. Drop me a line.


Same for me.

 

It's a good and usefull overview!

 

Additionally to this thread:

I wrote a tool (LocLess2Loc) to generate a loc-file with all coords of Locationless Caches Logs. This loc-file can be used with your favorite mapping software to show the locations. This makes it easier to check if the location you want to log is not already logged by somebody else.

There is also a very good site where you can upload the loc-file directly to get an overview map: GPS Visualizer

Or you can use CacheMaps to generate maps for you. LocLess2Loc is also integrated in CacheMaps.

 

You can find LocLess2Loc here in my download area.

 

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Beachbuddies you have had way toooo much itm on your hands. icon_razz.gif

But seriously, that is totally awesome though and I thank you for the effort. icon_biggrin.gif

The alphabetized list is hard to work with sometimes. icon_rolleyes.gif

 

These changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes;

Nothing remains quite the same.

Through all of the islands and all of the highlands,

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quote:
Originally posted by Huntnlady:

Did you miss Yellow Jeep? Shouldn't it be there under vehicles? Seriously, this is a great list. Why can't Groundspeak get on the ball and start okaying locationless caches again.

Thanks to your list, I found two more I can do in my home town.

Huntnlady

 

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I agree with you about restarting locationless caches...I don't think people realize the wealth of information archived in these (sites and pictures) that are disappearing off the face of the earth everyday...which makes it an adventure getting them before "poof" gone.

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quote:
Originally posted by Bill D (wwh):

When you've put a country name in brackets, I assume you mean it's only available in that country. If so, then I'd just like to point out that 'Church Tower view' and 'Berlin Wall' are not limited to specific countries.


 

You're right, thanks. Interesting that you can log the Berlin Wall anywhere, since there are pieces of it all over the place now. icon_smile.gif I'll update those in the next version.

 

quote:
Originally posted by Huntnlady

Did you miss Yellow Jeep?


 

Actually, I could only find that one on Navicache.com. Currently the list only includes the ones from Geocaching.com.

 

I'll have an updated list shortly (a day or so). I'm indicating which ones are archived, and adding the real cache name (in some cases). I'll send you a copy.

 

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Originally posted by BigBirdNL

I wrote a tool (LocLess2Loc) to generate a loc-file...


 

That's neat! I did notice on the Lewis & Clark Trail page, that they had included a nice map of everyone's logs. It's especially interesting since it effectively marks most of the trail. icon_smile.gif

 

quote:
Originally posted by wook & lulu

I agree you about restarting locationless caches...


 

I have mixed feelings about these. I think some of them are terrific, and others are pretty lame (I won't say which) icon_razz.gif I can understand why GC.com is reluctant to support them. I think if they ever do come back, you would need a good process for approving them. Something that involved more than one approver. Maybe even some sort of poll where you have to get a pretty large number of Yes votes. Also, I think it would be good to limit the number of Locationless caches any one user is allowed to post. Maybe you could post no more than the number of real (i.e., traditional) caches you have hidden.

 

-BeachBuddies

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holy locationless finds batman!

 

that was truly useful and impressive. nice job. maybe you could have this thread put somewhere with a sticky so it stays at the top of the catagory. i'd ask jeremy. maybe someone should ask jeremy to make the site searchable this way? oh wait, probably not since LC are going away (well maybe not away, but no new ones are coming)

 

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The name is French. It is pronounced Poo-Pay, not like the silly childrens toy.

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quote:
Why does "lovers' leap" fall under towns and citys?

 

Hmmm... no good reason I can recall. The whole process is a bit subjective icon_smile.gif

 

I guess because the caches in the Towns and Cities section mostly involved finding places with particular names (Bridge-town, Z-town, etc), so it sort of seemed to fit (since the idea with that one is to find a place named Lover's Leap). Maybe I should rename that section something more generic?

 

Or it could go in the Venues and Points of Interest section. But I'd like to keep each section under 10 entries or so, if possible. That one should probably be split into 2 sections anyway.

 

Maybe the Regional Point of Interest section? That seems like a pretty good fit, but it's not like the other caches in that section.

 

And the Interesting Sightings is just a catch-all section too.. it would be nice to break that one up.

 

Thoughts, anyone?

 

-BB

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quote:
Originally posted by BeachBuddies:

quote:
Originally posted by Huntnlady

Did you miss Yellow Jeep?


 

Actually, I could only find that one on Navicache.com. Currently the list only includes the ones from Geocaching.com.

 

I'll have an updated list shortly (a day or so). I'm indicating which ones are archived, and adding the real cache name (in some cases). I'll send you a copy.


Here's the link for Yellow Jeep Fever.

 

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I don't remember who said it but...

 

People were using old sneakers as caches.

 

I think ther're trying to tighten up the guidline for locationless caches.

 

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.

Because now I am Lost.

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Hehe...you are right! Don't know how I missed that one icon_biggrin.gif

 

It might be better to put it under Art, Sculpture, and Cultural Icons but does not really matter. I also just wanted to bump your thread cause it is pretty cool! icon_biggrin.gif

 

Thanks to your list, I just bagged 3 today! I don't know why locationless has been banned. I had so much fun trying to look for them and learned a bit about history as well. It is a nice change to TNLNSL TFTH kinda caches. They should at least allow the historical ones like the One Room Schoolhouse that I did today...even researching old train depots was pretty cool too.

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quote:
Originally posted by ChiefPig:

Well, http://www.geocaching.com/seek/nearest.aspx?tx=8F6DD7BC-FF39-4997-BD2E-225A0D2ADF9D that would list all of them in alphabetical order. I guess if you have time, you can download every page's .loc file and then combine them into a .gpx file.


Has anyone done this already or have a gpx file made some other way?? No need to re-invent the wheel, perhaps we can post it somewhere for others to use as well...

 

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Sure, just select Locationless (Reverse) Cache as the cache type in pocket queries, then GPX as the output. I had to Duh myself on this one awhile back.

 

quote:
Originally posted by Wood Smoke:

Great resource :-)

 

Does anyone know how to get all the locationless caches in a pocket query in gpx format?

 

Or any other way to get them in gpx format?

 

WoodSmoke

 

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quote:
Originally posted by Team GPSaxophone:

Just do a PQ with a distance of 99999 and only check locationless caches. That should get just about all of then (leaving out archived ones of course)


 

Doesn't work :-(

 

The search is automatically reset to 500 miles :-(

 

WoodSmoke

 

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The PQ demands a location of some sort, then it's restricted :-(

 

WoodSmoke

 

quote:
Originally posted by Wild_Bill:

Sure, just select Locationless (Reverse) Cache as the cache type in pocket queries, then GPX as the output. I had to Duh myself on this one awhile back.

 

quote:
Originally posted by Wood Smoke:

Great resource :-)

 

Does anyone know how to get all the locationless caches in a pocket query in gpx format?

 

Or any other way to get them in gpx format?

 

WoodSmoke

 

http://www.geocacheuk.com - _very_ useful resources for the UK Geocaching community


 

"Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level then beat you with experience."


 

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