What the heck is a GeoKret? (Trackable)

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What the heck is a GeoKret? (Trackable)

Postby RVRoadTrip » Sat Aug 14, 2010 10:32 am

For full details on trackables, visit the OC Wiki at http://wiki.opencaching.us/index.php/Trackables.

GeoKrety means "Geo Mole" in Polish. GeoKret is singular, GeoKrety is plural.
The tracking web site for Geo Moles is http://geokrety.org/
Accounts are free on the site but an account is not needed to log Geo Moles in and out.
To use the site, just provide a trackable item and tag it with the site URL and a tracking code.
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Re: What the heck is a GeoKret?

Postby glorkar » Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:02 pm

Does a tracking number (a la Travel Bug dog tag) need to be purchased? Or is this just a number GeoKrety assigns to the traveler when it is registered?
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Re: What the heck is a GeoKret?

Postby RVRoadTrip » Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:11 pm

As long as it is trackable by a unique number or number/letter combination. We do not want to force people to buy specific trackables in order to participate.
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Re: What the heck is a GeoKret?

Postby glorkar » Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:33 am

I kind of thought that was the case. Free seems to be the operative word associated with opencaching :) I might have to look into creating a GeoKret...
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Re: What the heck is a GeoKret?

Postby filips » Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:46 pm

hi,
congratulations on launching opencaching.us!

geokrety are absolutelly free. To prepare your own geokret you have to:
  1. register on the site,
  2. create a geokret (enter the name, description or goal of the geokret, you may also upload some photos;)
  3. after clicking on the "print label" you will be able to create the label in the geokret. you may also create the label yourself, but remember to put there the tracking code (visible on the geokret page)

  4. connect the label to the puppet or sth.

  5. Drop it to the cache, log in on the geokrety.org

  6. watch moves of your geokret via the www, rss or email alerts


for more information go to http://geokrety.org/help.php or ask here.

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Re: What the heck is a GeoKret?

Postby RVRoadTrip » Sat Aug 21, 2010 1:43 pm

We need the ability add US coordinates without entering negative numbers.
Most people are not familiar with this and simply want to use N and W specifications.
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filips wrote:hi,
congratulations on launching opencaching.us!

geokrety are absolutelly free. To prepare your own geokret you have to:
  1. register on the site,
  2. create a geokret (enter the name, description or goal of the geokret, you may also upload some photos;)
  3. after clicking on the "print label" you will be able to create the label in the geokret. you may also create the label yourself, but remember to put there the tracking code (visible on the geokret page)

  4. connect the label to the puppet or sth.

  5. Drop it to the cache, log in on the geokrety.org

  6. watch moves of your geokret via the www, rss or email alerts


for more information go to http://geokrety.org/help.php or ask here.

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Re: What the heck is a GeoKret?

Postby BlindTyldak » Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:46 pm

This is a wonderful idea. I have many things that I would love to send on a journey that could be engraved or otherwise marked, but attaching a bug would be nigh impossible.
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Re: What the heck is a GeoKret? (Trackable)

Postby NativTxn » Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:43 pm

I was looking into the trackables/geokrety aspect and now it looks like opencaching.COM is going to use the same site for their trackables. That could get VERY confusing!
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Re: What the heck is a GeoKret? (Trackable)

Postby DudleyGrunt » Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:56 pm

Interesting. Well, that could be used to create a geokrety trackable that could then effectively travel between OCUS, OCCUM, and GC.com caches. Maybe a nice OCUS logo item would be good to send around.
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Re: What the heck is a GeoKret? (Trackable)

Postby beacon450 » Thu May 16, 2013 4:33 am

Something related to travel bug, but its free.. A related page available on Google to provide you complete detail..
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