Garmin bought Opencaching.com

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Re: Garmin bought Opencaching.com

Post by DudleyGrunt » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:33 pm

ijeep wrote:You can upload your finds from other sites too. I uploaded an old gc PQ. Now I have 1300 finds on a site with only 800 listings. It does not seem to accept TC.com gpx data though.
Yeah, I had no luck with mine. There goes the one thing I was really hoping would work.
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Re: Garmin bought Opencaching.com

Post by Cav Scout » Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:45 pm

This is great news! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by DudleyGrunt » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:26 pm

Cav Scout wrote:This is great news! :lol: :lol: :lol:
Welcome, Cav! Have your ears been burning, today? You and your caches have been the topic of converstion on NoVAGO, today.
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Re: Garmin bought Opencaching.com

Post by RVRoadTrip » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:27 pm

Free and open? From their ToS:

The content contained on the Website, such as documents, data points, text, graphics, images, drawings, audio, video and other material, as well as the domain names, tagline, organization and user look-and-feel (collectively, the "Content"), is protected by copyright, trademark and other such laws in the United States and foreign countries, and is owned or controlled by Garmin or by third parties that have licensed their Content to Garmin. The Content may include, but is not limited to, geocaching information, records, geocaching data coordinates, and related geocaching information (collectively, the "Geocaching Data"), as well as User Forum Submissions (defined below).

Sounds like GroundSpeak. Users submit the data but Garmin owns it once you submit it. Way to butcher the opencaching concept...

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Re: Garmin bought Opencaching.com

Post by glorkar » Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:59 pm

Garmin has finally announced opencaching.com:

http://garmin.blogs.com/my_weblog/2010/ ... in+Blog%29

What really gets me is that they claim OpenCaching is new. I mean, seriously? That takes balls.
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Post by DudleyGrunt » Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:58 pm

Yeah, I tried to post a comment to that yesterday and they've not approved it, yet. Actually, there are not comments posted. I have to think others have submitted them, guess they're just not processing them.

From Geocaching Podcast via Twitter:
gcpodcast Geocaching Podcast
join us tonight at 9:30 PM as we talk with jake from garmin about opencaching.com
http://geocachingpodcast.com/live
The podcast is recorded live. I hope folks here will join. Generally, you can comment via their chatroom or by calling in.

If you won't be by your computer, you can dial into 724-444-7444 (Call ID: 7525).
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Re: Garmin bought Opencaching.com

Post by nighthawk700 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:19 pm

I haven't joined the live podcasts yet, but will try to get to this one (if I make it home from the kids' school play in time). Thanks for the info, Dave.

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Re: Garmin bought Opencaching.com

Post by glorkar » Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:42 pm

What time zone is that in? It just says 9:30. Eastern? Central? East Central? Inquiring minds want to know :p
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Re: Garmin bought Opencaching.com

Post by DudleyGrunt » Wed Dec 08, 2010 5:20 pm

Sorry, 9:30 ET.
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Re: Garmin bought Opencaching.com

Post by RVRoadTrip » Wed Dec 08, 2010 5:53 pm

Oh that's a squirrel. I thought that was Pedobear!

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