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Groundspeak’s Official Geocaching App got an update this morning to handle a peculiar bug introduced when geocachers updated to iOS 4.2.1.

When I upgraded my iPhone 4 to iOS 4.2.1, I experienced this issue myself. You’d search for a cache, and when you selected “Navigate to Geocache” it would initially route to N/S0.0 E/W0.0, which is off the coast of Africa. There was a workaround, where you pick the cache again on the map and “Set as Target”. Apparently, Apple quietly changed something in the location APIs and this was not something Groundspeak could have anticipated.

Geocachers in Toronto found themselves 9,100km from the closest geocache.

This has been fixed in the 4.2.1 update from Groundspeak. Also, 4.2 added Retina display support for iPhone 4 owners, and allowed the map screen to track you as you approach the geocache.

iPhone App 4.2 Release Notes (on Groundspeak’s site)