Re: The all new National Parks 'Creature Cache'
I gotta say i like the idea of new cache types, i agree with most that this is basically a virtual... but one designed to let the user know that its a special place and that its also protected so be respectful! I've often thought a 'Campsite' cache would be great, as i am always looking for campsites but my cache data doesn't help me with that at the moment
I am not too sure of using the meta data for confirming a site visit, for a start its very rare to have a camera with a GPS embedded in it (except new ones) and if you are using a computer to merge a photo and a gpz file to append the meta data, the camera and gps clock needs to be almost exactly the same. Out by 5 minutes can make the distance errors massive at 100 kms per hour. Its also dead easy to edit and modify exif data back at home, so it seems a little bit redundant to me. I am mainly concerned that having a georeferenced photo might be unachievable to most.
An alternative option could be to make it mandatory to add a photo to a log when logging this type of cache and give owners the power to delete logs that do not comply, maybe?
BTW, dibbs on having my GPS as my signiture item... anything else and i would forget about it and never be able to log these caches