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When [[hiding a cache]], there are several methods used by [[geocacher]]s to record the [[coordinates]] of thier newly hidden [[cache]]. Whatever method you use will depend upon your personal preference and your equipment.
 
When [[hiding a cache]], there are several methods used by [[geocacher]]s to record the [[coordinates]] of thier newly hidden [[cache]]. Whatever method you use will depend upon your personal preference and your equipment.
  
There are several techniques available:
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There are several techniques available:<BR>
# [http://geocaching.com.au/cacher/dak's+Emu+Mob dak's Emu Mob] created this file detailing the steps necessary to gain accurate, reliable co-ordinates which can be used in conjunction with the following tips. [http://www.caughtatwork.net/geocaching/accurate_reliable_coordinates.pdf Accurate Reliable Co-ordinates PDF 2MB] [http://www.caughtatwork.net/geocaching/accurate_reliable_coordinates.zip Accurate Reliable Co-ordinates ZIP 900KB]
 
# Leave the gps at [[ground zero]] for a few minutes then take a [[waypoint]].
 
# Use the 'Average Waypoint' function within your [[GPS]] to automatically average the position.  Some [[GPS receiver]]s do this automatically when stationary.
 
# Take several [[waypoint]]s at [[ground zero]] over a period of time, then manually average the [[waypoint]]s.
 
# Take a [[waypoint]] at [[ground zero]], walk away 15m or so then return and take another [[waypoint]].  Repeat this process in several diffrent directions wherever possible.
 
# Take a [[waypoint]] on several different days and average them - this allows you to take readings with under significantly different [[GPS constellation|satellite constellations]].
 
  
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* [http://geocaching.com.au/cacher/dak's+Emu+Mob dak's Emu Mob] created this file detailing the steps necessary to gain accurate, reliable co-ordinates which can be used in conjunction with the following tips.
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** [http://www.caughtatwork.net/geocaching/accurate_reliable_coordinates.pdf Accurate Reliable Co-ordinates PDF 2MB]
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** [http://www.caughtatwork.net/geocaching/accurate_reliable_coordinates.zip Accurate Reliable Co-ordinates ZIP 900KB]
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* Leave the [[GPS_receiver|GPS]] at [[ground zero]] for a few minutes then take a [[waypoint]].
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* Use the '''Average Waypoint''' function within your [[GPS_receiver|GPS]] to automatically average the position.  Some [[GPS receiver]]s do this automatically when stationary.
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* Take several [[waypoint]]s at [[ground zero]] over a period of time, then manually average the [[waypoint]]s.
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* Take a [[waypoint]] at [[ground zero]], walk away 15m or so then return and take another [[waypoint]].  Repeat this process in several diffrent directions wherever possible.
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* Take a [[waypoint]] on several different days and average them - this allows you to take readings with under significantly different [[GPS constellation|satellite constellations]].
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Some further benefits may be provided by using an external antenna if you have access to one.
 
Some further benefits may be provided by using an external antenna if you have access to one.

Latest revision as of 11:38, 17 September 2015

When hiding a cache, there are several methods used by geocachers to record the coordinates of thier newly hidden cache. Whatever method you use will depend upon your personal preference and your equipment.

There are several techniques available:


Some further benefits may be provided by using an external antenna if you have access to one.