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Geo Art?

Post by Yurt » 12 October 12 4:53 pm

pjmpjm pointed this one out to me today. All I can say is that I'm speechless!

http://www.geocaching.com/map/default.a ... -116.09555

Start zooming out and you will be puffing before too long!

These caches don't appear to be placed on roads or tracks either. Have a look on satellite view at the terrain!
Also note the massively long power trail south of the train and the string of mysteries to the east.

I've seen something vaguely like this before, thanks to AussieCacher over in South Dakota:

http://www.geocaching.com/map/default.a ... =-97.22208

Somewhere else I've seen a giant question mark but I can't recall where.

Anyone got any others?

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Re: Geo Art?

Post by mtbikeroz » 12 October 12 5:23 pm

A TANKENGINE - Priceless, Amazing.

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Re: Geo Art?

Post by Laighside Legends » 12 October 12 5:36 pm

mtbikeroz wrote:A TANKENGINE - Priceless, Amazing.
Technically I don't think its a tank engine since its meant to have a tender... Still pretty impressive though.

There are various giant :D s located at various places around the world.
Just here in SA we have a map of SA, a "60" and a "50"...

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Re: Geo Art?

Post by mtbikeroz » 12 October 12 5:44 pm

Laighside Legends wrote:
mtbikeroz wrote:A TANKENGINE - Priceless, Amazing.
Technically I don't think its a tank engine since its meant to have a tender... Still pretty impressive though.
Yes, but it was a tongue in cheek thing to represent Tankengine, the cacher we have here in the ACT.

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Re: Geo Art?

Post by maccamob » 12 October 12 6:51 pm

Not quite on that scale, but there's an F-16 at http://www.geocaching.com/map/default.a ... =-116.3887
that looks good too.

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Re: Geo Art?

Post by toy hunters » 12 October 12 8:13 pm

Here is one that I spotted on the maps. Next to the Route 66 PT, there is "Geo Art" next to it that was published a few months ago. It looks really cool. Here is the link:

http://www.geocaching.com/map/default.a ... -115.69777

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Re: Geo Art?

Post by Rainbow Spirit » 12 October 12 9:12 pm

No wonder those damn Yanks have such high smilie counts!

How much planning must have gone into that train?

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Re: Geo Art?

Post by Calypso62 » 12 October 12 9:57 pm

That is AMAZING!!!!!

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Re: Geo Art?

Post by Marcus Vitruvius » 12 October 12 10:54 pm

Lost for words. Almost beyond belief!

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Re: Geo Art?

Post by Richary » 12 October 12 11:53 pm

Well, I looked at one randomly and it said to claim it you have to have found 25 caches with the word "Welcome" in the cache. Do I have time to go and check my past logs for that?

Maybe the pattern would have looked better if I had zoomed out more than a few steps, otherwise wankers. Make a pretty picture if you want but why make them all challenges or mysteries. Challenges are what I don't like about caching these days.

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Re: Geo Art?

Post by Rainbow Spirit » 13 October 12 9:28 am

The ones I looked at didn't require anything extra, no ALR, and no 'welcome' requirements. Most appear to be traditionals.

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Re: Geo Art?

Post by roundcircle » 13 October 12 10:50 am

Richary wrote:Well, I looked at one randomly and it said to claim it you have to have found 25 caches with the word "Welcome" in the cache. Do I have time to go and check my past logs for that?

Maybe the pattern would have looked better if I had zoomed out more than a few steps, otherwise wankers. Make a pretty picture if you want but why make them all challenges or mysteries. Challenges are what I don't like about caching these days.
You need to zoom out. None of the train are challenge caches.

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Re: Geo Art?

Post by Zalgariath » 13 October 12 12:42 pm

The only reason they make them Puzzles or Multis are to get a different colour pixel for their designs ;)

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Re: Geo Art?

Post by Papa Bear_Left » 13 October 12 1:11 pm

There's been a few that are "puzzles" with the GZ coords in plain text. It's just someone too lazy to either find places for Trads that fit their pattern, or to make real puzzles or multis to get inaccessible bogus coords.

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