March 13th 2017
When I established the forums in 2005 it was to offer a more richer web experience and greater functionality than the platform where we started this social adventure in 2003, Yahoo Groups. The forums were once a busy hive of activity and provided locals and visitors with a wealth of information just like the Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group
on Facebook today.
It was a time where we didn't have the many social media platforms we have today, and it was a different time in terms of mobility and technology. There was no instant access to information, no Google Maps and a very limited base map on your GPSr. Mobile connectivity for me was a 9600bps Infrared connection from a Nokia to a laptop and in later times to a PDA using WAP.
As we moved into the social media era so did our forums users. Geocaching Ireland moved there too, and we have a thriving community on the Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group
on Facebook. As a result, forum activity isn't what it used to be and I have taken the decision to disable new registrations to the forums and to make the forums read only so any information there can still be accessed.
The discussion hasn't ended, it has just moved. Join us on the Facebook Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group
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thomasvm wrote:I recon the camera will come in handy when taking photos of found caches - as it records the coordinates where the photo was taken
This is Geotagging.
If you do not have this feature on your GPS, it works very successfully if the time in your phone/camera is the same as your GPSr.
The timestamps in the tracklog on the GPSr 'align' with timestamp on the photos you have taken.
Google 'Geotagging photos' or similar.
Often you can't set the time on your camera to be exactly the same as your GPS.
Best way is to record the time offset is to get your camera to take a picture of the time on your gps.
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