Friday, April 22, 2005 - Techincal Difficulties

Do not adjust your set...*UPDATE* IT'S UP AGAIN (which is why you're here, right?? [May 16/05] *UPDATE*

Heh...moving right along...

Just when we think we have it all under control, the folks hosting have a technical issue with a drive upon-which lives. They have backups, we have's just a matter of time until the site comes back on line though.


Stay Tuned...and do not adjust your set.

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Saturday, April 16, 2005

What's in a cache?

Wow, what a very cool day. We spent it with about 30 of our closest (brand-new) friends....a bunch of GeoCachers from the Edmonton area.

This was a special day for more than one reason; First, it was our first CITO (Cache In, Trash Out) event. We cleaned up a small portion of Emily Murphey Park.

Second, it was the birthday of one of the coolest GeoCachers in the city...a guy with extensive bush knowledge and experience (goes by the moniker of Bush Creatures).

Third, we were able to meet up with some cool folk that we'd only bumped into we have 'social/face time' with them.

All in all, a great day. Check out a more detailed report on the GeoCaching Edmonton community website at

Source: GeoCaching Edmonton
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Thursday, April 14, 2005

Almost there...

geocachingedmonton.comA lot of our free time of late has been taken up by the creation of a new community website for GeoCaching in Edmonton. fills the need for a community based website and forum system for GeoCachers in Edmonton.

Due to the ever-present rivalry between Edmonton and Calgary, and since Calgary GeoCachers already have a very nice and robust communty forum, we felt it was time to step up.

Now, the site is, as ever, under interest as well as other external factors conspired to have us launch it a bit before we were ready, but hey, we're a friendly lot and are happy to share. So, check it out, Log into the forums and let us know what you think. to finish this puppy off and get back out and GeoCaching!

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Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Google Maps - now with more coolness!

You must admit, Google has produced a very cool tool with Google Maps. Well now they've just upped the value again - by allowing you to view satellite images of your map. This means that when you plot a route, you can switch to a satellite view and have the route overlaid on the satellite map!

Image resolution is rather spotty - Edmonton doesn't have high resolution maps yet, whist Kelowna does - go figure. But given the speed with which Google upgraded the Edmonton street map, I'm sure we can expect it pretty soon.

Source: Google Maps
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