Recreational Geocaching: The Southeast Queensland Experience
Webb, Robert M. (2001) Recreational Geocaching: The Southeast Queensland Experience. In 2001 - A Spatial Odyssey- Australian Surveying Congress - Brisbane September 2001., September 2001, Brisbane Convention Centre.
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Recreational Geocaching is a new 21st century recreation and adventure game that came about as a result of the improving accuracy of electronic Global Positioning System (GPS) devices. With improved positional accuracy, of the order of five to ten metres, hand-held GPS's now allow unskilled users the ability to find geographic locations with precision and repeatability. With this new ability, people can now place geocaches in interesting places so that others can enjoy the challenge of finding them.
In the rapidly developing sport of Recreational Geocaching, the Internet is used as a medium for the distribution of geocache locations. Web-sites have now been set up to support this new activity. The Internet allows communication between the geocacher and those searching for the geocache. Posted on the Internet along with the geographic coordinates, are clues, pictures, and other information about the geocache.
This paper describes the recent history of recreational geocaching, some basic rules of the adventure game, some inclusions and exclusions of a cache, and adventure variations. An additional description of the survey methods used to confirm positional location and repeatability is included along with some surveying experiences around the SouthEast Queensland region.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Additional Information:||This eprint contains the powerpoint slide used in the presentation.|
|Keywords:||GPS, Point Positioning, Geocache, Recreational Surveying|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > GEOMATIC ENGINEERING (090900) > Navigation and Position Fixing (090904)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > GEOMATIC ENGINEERING (090900) > Surveying (incl. Hydrographic Surveying) (090906)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > GEOMATIC ENGINEERING (090900) > Geomatic Engineering not elsewhere classified (090999)
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2001 (please consult author)|
|Deposited On:||17 May 2006|
|Last Modified:||09 Jun 2010 22:32|
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