Not too much about the irking of Naturists in the article, but it seemed to be well written giving a very broad overview of a bunch of areas from starting geocaching.com, what GPS is and why land managers might or might not be “irked”.
A suspected bomb threat unearths a high-tech scavenger hunting subculture.
The two mysterious visitors huddled around the sign to Dunedin Cemetery, poking and snooping around.
Someone at former Dunedin Mayor John Doglione’s funeral saw the couple and called authorities.
Enter the bomb squad.
After an hour of using a robot and firing bullets at a 3-inch-long plastic canister, the squad discovered the contents: a scroll of paper scrawled with friendly greetings.
They had stumbled upon the world of geocaching – a scavenger hunt that combines technology with a love of adventure and a quirky subculture.
“We had no idea it even existed,” said Pinellas sheriff’s Sgt. Jim Bordner.
Garmin is opening a new store in Chicago on November 11. Jeremy IrishÂ founder ofÂ geocaching.com will be present. They will also be giving away a commerative Garmin geocoin.
I made the following comment on the Garmin blog (link below) but I’m not sure it will get approved. It went something like:
How much do you think the geocoins will be selling for on eBay?
Growing up, scalpers used to get people to stand in line for concert tickets they would sell for way over ticket price. In 2006, will scalpers be lining up folks to receive a free geocoin they can then sell online for a huge profit?
Maybe Garmin can take the geocoins and auction them on eBay with the proceeds going a charity of their choice. It would make more sense to me to see that then have folks that paid nothing for something make money off it.