TAG :: Toronto Area Geocachers » Garmin’s OpenCaching.com launches Virtual Caches

While the debate continues at Groundspeak over Virtuals, Waymarks and how or if they should bring back virtual caches, Garmin has gone ahead and launched the feature on their competing service, OpenCaching. From their blog post:

Since OpenCaching.com launched four months ago we’ve been listening to the community and using your feedback to build features you’ve requested.  Along with our continously improving peer review system for new geocaches; saved searches with email alerts for new caches; and email alerts when someone logs a visit to your cache; today we’re excited to bring virtual caches to the OpenCaching.com community!

What is virtual caching?  This type of caching is perfect for areas where physical caches are not allowed or unfeasible, but where a cool “search or do” activities can still be done.  These often have educational, outdoors, or human interest components that tap into geocachers’ natural instincts to explore and learn.

Starting today, geocachers can publish their virtual caches in accordance with our updated guidelines.  Keep in mind that in the US & UK, your submission can get you entered to win a chirp geocaching beacon, but the contestends soon, so get your entries in before the end of April!

[ OpenCaching.com ]