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agencies, geocachers--how can we all work together

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about technical professions?

 
 
 
Geomate, Jr. is Getting Kids Hooked on Geocaching

New technology is making it more and more easy to introduce kids to the fun of geocaching. Read how your six-year-old can find caches without your help.
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BACK TO SCHOOL-IT'S NOT JUST FOR KIDS

Do the words Large Scale Topographic Map in 3D get you excited and want to learn more? Read on to parlay your geocaching skills into a career in land surveying!
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PROJECT: GEOCACHING

Resort managers John and Sue Altschwager wanted to add an ammenity for their guests that would stimulate interest among families to persue geocaching. Read how they created their own "cache course..."
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POP QUIZ: Geocaching Basics

It's exam time! How much do you really know about geocaching? Hurry and take our pop quiz--before your palms begin to sweat!
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FalconLoader's Lessons Learned

Washington D.C. area geocacher, FalconLoader, learned a thing or two on a recent geocaching trip. Here's are his top ten lessons learned...
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Caching Now goes International

Every three years, my father’s side of the family comes together at Charleston Lake Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada for a week of fun, food, and frivolity. This year, I was looking forward to introducing my cousins to something new: a geocaching excursion around the lake.
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Geocache Entices Future Surveyors

How is OIT getting the word out to encourage the profession of land surveying? And, follow the roving OIT ambassador -"Rob the Plumb Bob".
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Minnesota Geocaching History Challenge

If you live in Minnesota or plan to visit this summer, cache in on the Geocaching History Challenge.
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EarthCaches: Let the Earth Be Your Teacher

How did that rock come to be like it is? Why does a river exist here? How old are these fossils? EarthCaches let you find -- and find out more about -- geological processes and phenomena around the world.
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Spectacular opportunities to enjoy our public lands!

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is responsible for the management and conservation of about 13% of the total land surface of the United States and more than 40% of all land managed by the Federal government. Most of these lands are located in the western United States and Alaska. If you are fortunate to live near any of these areas, or have the opportunity to visit them, you may be wondering “Can I geocache on BLM land?”
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Geocaching: It Can Be Fun, Educational, Hazardous--and Even Profitable

It was the Northern Lakes Chapter's turn to host the annual summer meeting of the Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors, and with that assignment came the responsibility of planning the program. Their planning committee, led by Devon Vanden Heuvel, was pretty sure that the standard events would remain the same: a golf outing, trap shooting, a pacing and estimating contest, a seminar, a banquet, a membership meeting, and a board meeting. But since one of the latest crazes (worldwide!) appears to be geocaching, the chapter decided to give it a try. Eleven teams participated in the August 3 event, with all destinations within five miles of The Waters of Minocqua meeting facility.
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NSPS Geocaching Project

Being a surveyor – it’s a life that has brought me lots of rewards. I have seen beautiful landscapes, wildlife in action, been to interesting locations, and get to use that grey wrinkled muscle in my head. Experiences in surveying keep me from the mindless monotony of a mediocre lifestyle. When I hear about someone who is looking to choose a career field, I hope they consider the career of a surveyor. To help that along, the National Society of Professional Surveyors has recently set in motion the NSPS Geocaching Project.
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