Introduction Created in the USA after the discontinued use of “Selective Availability” within the Global Positioning System (GPS), geocaching can be explained as a modern treasure hunting that mixes handled GPS, tablets or smartphones, WEB2.0 wiki features and a community of over 6.000.000 geocachers worldwide. At the present time there are over 2.350.000 active caches, hidden within all environments from the hydrothermal vents to the highest mountains around the world. Taking advantage of internet features and web-GIS technology this activity is organized by an official website (www.geocaching.com), several national web-forums and discussion groups. Each cache is registered as well as each individual log or comment, being used to decide which cache should be done next time, or if there’s a cache nearby that deserves a visit.
Original languageUnknown
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Monitoring and Management of Visitors in Recreational and Protected Areas.
Place of PublicationTallinn, Estonia
PublisherTallinn University
ISBN (Print)978-9949-29-162-5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

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