Geocaching Favorites is a simple way to track and share the caches that you enjoyed the most. For every 10 caches that you have found, you will be able to Favorite 1 exceptional cache in your find history. The Favorites accumulated by a cache are displayed in search results and on the cache page so everyone can see which caches stand above the rest.
Premium Members can earn and spend Favorite Points, and sort search results by the most Favorited caches within a radius of your search. Basic Members also benefit by seeing how many Favorites a cache has earned in search results and on the individual cache pages.
New in Phase 2
Click the ribbon in search results to view the percentage of Premium Member finds to Favorites.
…and on the cache page by clicking the down arrow on the Favorites total.
We have other plans in the works for further modifying this number so that it accurately reflects the quality of a cache when other factors such as age and cache accessibility are taken into account.
In addition we have made it easier to Favorite a cache both before and after composing a Find log for it.
Visit your profile to see how many Favorite Points you have accumulated, or the Knowledge Base to learn more about Favorites.
Geocaching Maps Beta
Give it a test drive!
Take one look and this new map speaks for itself. The fundamental engineering of the maps has been completely revamped to utilize a tiling system that generates and stores map tile images on the fly. Once an area has been generated the data is cached briefly so subsequent visits to that area appear almost instantaneously. No more waiting, and no more 500 cache limit!
New in Phase 2
- Display your cache finds and hides
- Remove your cache finds and hides (Premium)
- Filter by cache type (Premium)
- Added My Topo mapping
What was your biggest caching day of all time? Geocaching Statistics lets you visualize your geocaching activity in different ways, and serves as a checklist of challenges to tackle in the process of becoming a well-rounded geocacher.
View your caching activity in regions around the world with these new interactive maps. Scroll over a country to view the number of caches found within a region.
You can now display your major geocaching milestones in a separate tab of your public statistics. Allow the site to generate the milestones on your behalf, or make individual corrections in your Account Details.
Displaying your Statistics
In this release we offer you more control over which statistics you wish to display to the world. Edit your statistics settings.
What else is new?
24681: Allow users to hide found caches
All users can now see Found caches on the Beta maps, Premium Members can hide them from view
24683: Add Topographic Layer
Added [MyTopo] layer to Beta Maps
24684: Allow filters for cache type (PMO)
Added filters to remove various cache types from the Beta Maps view
25119: Mark caches as found and hidden on the new maps
Caches you have found and hidden now appear on the Beta Maps
24710: Toggle On/Off Geocaching Statistics Individually
Added settings page in Account Settings to allow users to select which stats they want to display
24719: Allow Users to View Home Location Statistics in Kilometers if they prefer Metric System
Units will be determined and displayed based on the user's account preferences
24720: Add [MyGeocachingProfile] Milestone Stats to Geocaching Statistics Page
Added milestones to statistics
24651: Display ratio of finds per favorite points in search results
Added percentage favorited to search results (on click) and on the cache page (in the favorites menu)
24570: Favorites: Add Favoriting feature to find log post and confirmation page
Added ability to favorite a cache before and after posting a log
22985: Updating Send to Phone to link to mobile index page (/live)
Cleanup up sendtophone.aspx and added link to /live
24277: Rewrite Your Membership Details page
Updated text describing Premium Member benefits on /my/subscription.aspx
24949: Mobile app index page
Added new page at geocaching.com/live to host information related to Live-enabled applications and API
24599: display Needs Maintenance attribute in search results
Added needs maintenance attribute to "info" column in search results
25144: Update Field Notes page
Consolidated text on the Field Notes page
25166: Update twitter page link/text
Added link to /live on the Twitter connect page
25175: Add tutorial link to mobile app landing pages
Added tutorials to individual mobile app pages
25161: Update Guide to Buying GPS device page text
Added link to /live
25167: Update software page text/links
Added link to /live
22918: Activation Code Retrieval Tool: Make it easier to find
Added link to retrieval tool in the activation wizard
25328: Remove Amazon ads from search results page
Removed advertising from search results for all member levels
25251: Beta Map doesn't show new caches
New caches will now appear on the map within 15 minutes
25261: Bug in Top Favorites for States
Fixed bug which redirected user back to the advanced search page when sorting by favorites
24496: Do not send souvenir notifications to users who opt out
Fixed souvenirs notifications to honor account settings
23409: Order of Souvenirs Appears to be Random
The order of souvenirs in the profile is now fixed
25345: '404 Not found' for cache note in Serbian
То је сада фиксно
25464: Directional arrow on "Next" link on paged cache searches points wrong way in German translation
Fixed localization bug
24749: Statistics don't show if user doesn't have a home location
24844: Umlauts in username prevent user from being given a gift membership
25053: User's favoriting of specific cache fails to stick
25136: Change Live Map Url to Bing Map Url
Updated bing maps URL format on cache pages
24596: Editing found log to other log type does not correct number of points needed to next Favorite point
Made point generation and awarding consistent when modifying logs
25037: Addition to Geocoin Manufacturers & Resellers list
Added geokes.cz to vendor list
24718: Owned caches missing from list in IE8
Cache names with double quotes no longer disappear in IE
24321: Valid email getting rejected by site
Fixed account creation for email addresses with a dash preceding the snabel
a/papaki/at/arobase/chiocciola/Klammeraffe/apenstaartje etc. symbol
24601: Set GPS Adventures Maze as an event cache
Changed Adventures Maze cache from a traditional to an event
24086: "CITO" missing from instant notifications menu
Added CITO caches to the instant notifications
24904: List of additional caches to add to the traveling/armchair cache list
Added a number of traveling caches to the exclusion list for stats and souvenirs
25402: Need to add User Name to friend request email template
Friend request notifications now contain the username of the recipient
25391: Remove Lat/Lon song link from glossary
Sadly, the download expired. Download here for a limited time.
25006: Can Not Add Fav. Points to Archived Locationless cache
24928: Shop Groundspeak: New Distributor
Added worldcaching.com, wherethecacheis.com, serenitybydesign.ca, kiwicachers.co.nz, pulse72geocaching.co.uk
24866: Shop Groundspeak: Distributor Updates
Corrected phone number format for UK distributors
25397: Fix Update Statistics Button to Immediately Update Stats
Button to regenerate statistics forces update immediately
24963: February 2011 Calendar/Desktop Background
Added February goodies
24861: Statistics: convert finds per month line chart to bar graph
Converted the graph style in this section of the statistics
Where do we go from here?
Except for small tweaks here and there, Maps, Stats and Favorites are now in a good state to let the community get to know the features and offer feedback for improvement. But don’t worry, we’re headed back in the lab to develop some exciting new Geocaching toys.
This post has been edited by OpinioNate: 01 February 2011 - 12:08 PM