GeoArt Geocache Type (Coming Soon)

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GeoArt Geocache Type (Coming Soon)

Post by caughtatwork » 11 May 20 11:32 am

GeoArt
GeoArt is a form of art work created on the surface of the Earth using geocache locations to outline or create the art works.

GeoArt Geocache
The GeoArt geocache type allows you to create GeoArt at the Geocaching Australia website without having to resort to multi-cache offsets or mystery / puzzle geocaches to manipulate the desired map location. Simply create a GeoArt geocache, add in the GeoArt map co-ordinates and your GeoArt will be presented on the map.

Use
Using a GeoArt geocache type, the geocache listing owner has two sets of coordinates that they will enter.
The first set of co-ordinates is the location of the geocache container. This means the geocache would be a traditional geocache style hide where the published co-ordinates are the location of the geocache itself.
The second set of co-ordinates known as the GeoArt co-ordinates or location is the location where the GeoArt icon will appear on the map marking out the GeoArt.

Map
A GeoArt geocacher will appear on your map in two locations.
The first is where the listed co-ordinates have been published and the icon will change colour depending on whether your a find, DNF, archived, unavailable, etc, in the standard fashion of Geocaching Australia map icons.
The second will be a mirror image of the GeoArt icon and will have an orange background to visually distinguish it from the standard icons.
This also means that before, during and after you have found all components of the GeoArt, you will still be able to see the GeoArt mapped out.

Technical
A GeoArt geocache does not have the ability to use codewords or GeoCheckers.
A GeoArt geocache will show up on your GPS as a traditional geocache type.
A GeoArt geocache will show up as a GeoArt geocache on your mobile phone app.

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Re: GeoArt Geocache Type (Coming Soon)

Post by mattyrx » 11 May 20 11:11 pm

Great idea, I’m looking forward to hiding a series! Having the caches visible in both locations on the map, especially after finding the cache is excellent.

Will there be a way to group a set of GeoArt caches (other than using a tag)? It would be nice to keep them all in a ‘collection’ so to speak. Something like the way Tours work? I really like how the main page of a Tour shows a map of all the associated caches and allows a description of the overall series. The mechanics of how tours work might also work with GeoArt.

Looking forward to checking out some GeoArt creations!

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Re: GeoArt Geocache Type (Coming Soon)

Post by caughtatwork » 12 May 20 9:40 am

There is currently no plan to have GeoArt geocaches grouped together other than the tags that can be applied to any set of geocaches.

The reasons behind this are time and effort. I don't want to have to spend a lot of time creating capability that doesn't get widely used. So for now, group by tag and if in the future there are enough GeoArt geocache groups tro warrant it, we can look at getting it done.

I have added it to the development list so the request is not lost.

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