Resources & Links

Tools, resources, info and more for all aspects of geocaching!

Geocaching Sites

Geocaching.com - http://geocaching.com
Geocaching.com is the main listing service for geocaches around the world. This is the central site for cache listings, forums, community and more. If you have an interest in geocaching this is the place to start!

EarthCache - http://earthcache.org
The most exciting way to learn about the Earth and its processes is to get into the outdoors and experience it first-hand. Visiting an Earthcache site is a great outdoor activity the whole family can enjoy. The Geological Society of America (GSA) administers the listing of EarthCache sites around the world.

Handicaching - http://www.handicaching.com
Handicaching aims to improve the accessibility of geocaching for disabled people all over the world. By rating caches, disabled geocachers can quickly find the caches they are able to do. Site also offers news, articles, forums, links and more!

Letterboxing North America - http://www.letterboxing.org
Letterboxing is an intriguing pastime combining navigational skills and rubber stamp artistry in a charming "treasure hunt" style outdoor quest. A wide variety of adventures can be found to suit all ages and experience levels.

NaviCache - http://www.navicache.com
Geocaching with Navicache provides a world-wide geocache listing service and other resources for Geocaching enthusiasts.

OpenCaching - http://www.opencaching.com
OpenCaching is Garmin's free and open community website for geocachers.

TerraCaching - http://www.terracaching.com
TerraCaching is an alternative flavor of Geocaching. What makes TerraCaching different from other Geocaching games are its competitive spirit and its decentralized community-enforced effort to ensure quality. It also features locationless caches.

tb-rescue.com - http://www.tb-rescue.com
At tb-rescue.com you can submit a rescue request and ask other geocachers for help. Additionally, as a rescuer you can register to watch an area and be informed as soon as a new TB in your territory needs help.

Wherigo - http://www.wherigo.com
Wherigo is a toolset for creating and playing location based adventures in the real world. You can take and use virtual items, interact with characters and solve puzzles. The experience combines physical and virtual elements, overlaying engaging storylines onto a real-world background. You can build and play an exciting adventure game, a tour guide, or anything you can imagine -- the only limit is your own creativity.

Software & Online Tools

CacheCam - http://www.cachecam.com
Caught at a Geocaching webcam without anyone to grab the image? With CacheCam, it's a cinch for you to get the image yourself! Give CacheCam a try the next time you're out webcam Geocaching! It's easy and it's free!

CacheStats - http://www.logicweave.com/cachestats.html
A tool to organize your geocaching statistics.

Cipher Tools - http://rumkin.com/tools/cipher/
Decoder for many types of codes and ciphers.

Convert for Windows - http://joshmadison.com/convert-for-windows/
Free and easy to use unit conversion program that will convert the most popular units of distance, temperature, volume, time, speed, mass, power, density, pressure, energy and many others, including the ability to create custom conversions

FizzyCalc - http://www.fizzymagic.net/Geocaching/FizzyCalc/
Windows application that does coordinate conversion, distance, projection, datum conversion, GCWaypoint Number, and checksums.

Geocaching Swiss Army Knife (GSAK) - http://gsak.net
GSAK is the all in one Geocaching and waypoint management tool.

GSAK Introduction and Tips - http://tnvalleygeocachers.com/docs/GSAK_Introduction_and_Tips.pdf
As a follow-up to the above GSAK listing, this is a GREAT GSAK reference found by Wascally Wabbit.

GeoCheck - http://www.geocheck.org/
Place a link in your cache description on GC, which will allow users to check whether their coordinates are correct. You can even include a counter in your cache-listing displaying how many correct and incorrect attempts your cache has generated.

GeoChecker - http://www.geochecker.com
Online tool to check coordinates for Geocaching puzzle caches. It's completely free, and it's very easy to use!

GPSBabel - http://www.gpsbabel.org
Converts waypoints, tracks, and routes between popular GPS receivers and mapping programs. It also has powerful manipulation tools for such data.

GPS Latitude and Longitude Converter - http://www.csgnetwork.com/gpscoordconv.html
For converting coordinates into various formats: decimal degrees, degrees minutes seconds, UTM, etc.

KML Files Based on DeLorme State Atlases - https://sites.google.com/site/rowd0001/delorme-kml-files
Use the KML Files linked at the bottom of the page in Google Earth to view polygon overlays indicating the DeLorme Atlas pages for each state.

Latitude and Longitude of a Point - http://www.itouchmap.com/latlong.html
Find the latitude and longitude of a point using Google Maps.

Morse Code Translator - http://morsecode.scphillips.com/jtranslator.html
An online translator for Morse Code. Comes in handy for deciphering hints that are in code!

My Geocaching Profile - http://www.mygeocachingprofile.com
Analyzes your geocaching history and produces statistics, graphs and maps of your caching adventures. Your personalized profile can then be exported and added to your profile on geocaching.com so others can see your progress.

Information

CacherStats - http://www.cacherstats.com
Rankings for Geocachers with 200 or more finds.

Geo-Art Tutorial - http://youtu.be/DcznhmOhgZI
Tutorial on how to create a Geocache series in a specific pattern to reveal an image when viewed on the map on Geocaching.com.

Geocacher University - http://geocacher-u.com
This site presents the basics of geocaching and is a great source of information on paperless caching as well.

Geocaching 101 (@ Geocaching.com) - http://www.geocaching.com/guide/
Everything you need to know to get started in the game from Geocaching.com.

Geocaching 101 - http://www.geocaching-101.com
A site dedicated to providing helpful resources for novice and expert geocachers. Inside you will find how-to guides, discussions about various aspects of geocaching, reviews of geocaching-related products, and more!

GPS and Geocaching 101 - http://www.teletracnavman.com/gps-fleet-tracking-education/gps-geocaching-101
A brief primer providing helpful resources for new geocachers and caching families. Loaded with some brief info and links to basics and guides.

Guide to Hiding Geocaches in Tennessee State Parks

PDF with the rules and submission form for placing caches in Tennessee state parks.

Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geocaching
An interesting article on Geocaching from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

World Geocaching Leaders - http://boulter.com/geocaching/leaders/?groupID=3&sort=totalFound
This site lists the leaders in any category by clicking on the header. Note what happens when you click on the "E" (earth caches) in the found section. Recognize anyone?

Podcasts, Blogs & Zines

Cache-A-Maniacs - http://www.cacheamaniacs.com
Podcast features recorded interviews with geocachers. Some video episodes.

The Cachebug - http://cachebug.blogspot.com/index.html
Cachegame, from Boise, Idaho, operates this regularly updated blog which covers the latest about GeoCoins.

Caching Now - http://www.cachingnow.com
Online magazine for GPS-based pastimes created to bring professionals and amateurs together to learn more about the exciting hobbies of Geocaching and bench mark hunting.

FTF Geocacher Magazine - http://ftfgeocacher.com
The PRINT Magazine for Geocachers.

Geocaching Podcast - http://www.geocachingpodcast.com
Weekly audio show recorded live on Wednesday nights at 9:30 PM EST. We talk about all the latest news tips and tricks that have to do with Geocaching. The Podcast is hosted by XpunkX, Darrylw4, and HeadHardHat.

Geocaching World with Andy HeadHardHat Smith - http://geocaching-world.blogspot.com
Geocaching World is one of the many wonderful Internet TV shows seen on RVNN.tv. Host Andy "HeadHardHat" Smith shares his enthusiasm and love of this great, international, hobby known as Geocaching. Geocaching is ideal for RVers and GW shows the way.

Icenrye's Geocaching Videozine - http://www.icenrye.com/new/
Icenrye is exploring the world one ammo can at a time with his regular video broadcast about Geocaching. It's great TV, watch it!

NewGeocoins.com - http://newgeocoins.blogspot.com/
This blog was created for the sole purpose of letting all of you collectors see all the new coins out there. It is updated daily to help you stay on top of the overwhelming and exciting Geocoin world!

The Online Geocacher - http://www.onlinegeocacher.com
Devoted to giving Geocachers around the world a free easy-to-use family-friendly publishing capability for their Geocaching stories! You are invited to submit any article that is related to Geocaching.

PodCacher - http://www.podcacher.com
Offers a weekly podcast about Geocaching as well as a written journal of our Geocaching experiences, musings, rants, raves and opinions.

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