Here's an example of a cache page: http://geocaching.com.au/cache/ga0072
The page is broken into two colums.
- Main section
This part of the cache page list the details about the cache itself and is broken into several sections
The top section lists;
- The name of the cache, along with it's location, state and country. An orange name means that the cache is has been recommended by others.
- The cache owner, date of placement and waypoint number. For Geocaching Australia caches this number has a GA prefix. Groundspeak caches have a GC prefix.
- Other geocachers who may be watching or planning to do the cache.
This section lists the following information;
- Difficulty and Terrain ratings.
- Cache type
- Cache size
- Coordinates in Lat/Lon DD MM.mmm format with WGS84 datum.
This section lists information that may be required to find the cache. It may also contain details on the history of the location, outline the theme of a themed cache or outline the specifics of game play for mystery or multi-caches.
This section may contain hints to use if you have difficulty finding the cache out in the field. Hints are Encoded in ROT 13 encoding. A Decryption Table is provided for those who cache with a print out of the cache page. A Decode button is also provided for online viewing or paperless caching.
If there are gallery items (pictures or other graphics) to be found for the cache, this section will be displayed with a link to the relevant gallery. Clicking the link displays thumbnails of all the gallery items on one page.
This section lists any public tags that may have been attributed to the cache.
This section shows the number of Ratings of each level that have been recorded by previous finders, ranking the overall experience provided by the cache.
This section lists the various logs made against the cache, grouped by month, with the most recent at the top.
This section displays a bar graph showing the number of logged Finds (in blue) and DNFs (in red) on a month-by-month basis.
This section displays a regional map (Aust, NZ & PNG) with coloured dots representing various details;
- Cyan dot - cachers' location
- White dot - event, locationless, earthcache, virtual, webcam, letterbox or other location
- Yellow dot - Moving cache or multi-cache location
- Light Green dot - Cache In Trash Out location
- Green dot - traditional location
- Dark Blue dot - unknown or mystery location
Use this section to perform the following actions on the cache;
- Log the cache
- First to find
- Drop a swaggie
- Tag the cache
- Add/Edit/Delete a Rating
Clicking the supplied links brings up the cache location in the following online applications;
- Google Maps - defaults to Map display, but can be toggled to Satellite or Hybrid modes. Cache location is displayed as an orange paddle in the centre of the screen. Clicking the paddle brings up the cache name, style and owner with links back the the relevant cache page or profile. Other nearby caches are also displayed. Maps can be scrolled around by left clicking and dragging or zoomed by use of the slider on the left.
- Multimap - links to Multimap page with cache location identified by a red circle. Various zooming and scaling options are available on the page. Maps can be panned by clicking on the border. No nearby caches are displayed. No cache info is given.
This section provides link and files for various popular software applications.
- Google Earth - Clicking creates a .kml file for use in Google Earth.
- OziExplorer - Clicking creates a .wpt file for use in OziExplorer.
- Worldwind - Clicking displays the cache location with NASA's World Wind application (Windows only)
Note that different browsers may action the links differently. For example Firefox gives the option to either save or open a .kml file, whereas Internet Explorer opens Google Earth without prompting.
This section provides a quick search feature for other caches based on the following criteria;
- Nearby - shows the 50 nearest caches (of all types) to the current cache
- Nearby standard - shows the 50 nearest non-recommended and non-hiders-choice caches to the current cache
- Nearby recommended - shows the 50 nearest recommended caches to the current cache
- Nearby Hider's Choice - shows the 50 neares Hiders choice caches to the current cache