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Jun 16 2011

PiGo, the Wherigo Player for iOS devices by Pi-Soft Consulting has been updated. Now it is no longer a guessing game with Groundspeak’s site changes. The app is the official WheriGo player for iOS devices, and supports uploading unlock files to the Wherigo site. The app has even been renamed “WheriGo” on the iTunes store. Those of you who were using the app from the start might remember that was it’s original name until Groundspeak spoke up. Turns out, Groundspeak liked it so much they made it official.

What I know is that playing WheriGo cartridges on my iPhone for the last 8 months has been far more enjoyable than it was on my Garmin Colorado … mainly due to the apps ability to show me a map screen.  

This should bolster Wherigo’s appeal to Geocaching players, and keep the game going in the future – regardless of Garmin’s GPS support.

[ Wherigo for iOS ]

Jun 09 2011

Looking for geocaching plans this weekend? Remember, the  Central Ontario Geocachers are holding their annual Spring Fling Mega Event Cache . Once again it’s being held at the Tiffen Centre, less than one hour north of the Toronto Area. Apparently they have been infiltrated by some rogue element so details are scarce. They are calling for all geocachers to assist with their mission – local or otherwise.

This is Ontario’s largest annual event and will most likely see some Groundspeak “lackeys” show up as well. The main event runs on Saturday, but camping and secondary events run from Friday thru to Sunday.

This event is one you don’t want to miss, so be sure to visit the event page to view the vital information. You’ll also want to post a Will-Attend on the Geocaching.com event page.

[ Spring Fling ][ Central Ontario Geogachers ] [ Groundspeak Forum Thread ] [ GC1MGER ]

Jun 05 2011

Well it seems the Colorado has a pinch of life in it yet. After a solid week of Garmin announcements about new product lines I’m surprised to see there’s an update for my Colorado. This is mainly a BirdsEye bug fix release but still nice to see they are still taking care of us Colorado owners!

  • Increased the maximum number of supported JNX files to 250 from 200
  • Fixed shutdown that sometimes occurred while scrolling through the list of background images

You can get it via WebUpdater

[ Colorado 3.70 Firmware ]

Jun 05 2011

According to the CBC, Stephen Harper’s throne speech on Friday included a part about finally making the rumours of Rouge Park a reality. Rouge Park is set to become Canada’s first “Urban National Park” as part of Parks Canada’s 100 year anniversary.

The document said:

“In this, the 100th anniversary year of our national parks system, our government will create significant new protected areas. It will work with provincial, regional, municipal, aboriginal and community stakeholders toward establishing an urban national park in the Rouge Valley of eastern Toronto,”

So, for the geocaching part of the story – if you have a geocache in the Park, you may want to verify that it meets Parks Canada’s geocaching policy guidelines if you want it to stay in that park.

[ CBC ] [ Parks Canada ] [ Parks Canada Geocaching Policy ]