The Beta Maps introduced before the winter holidays continue to perform well under load. Soon we'll begin more closely integrating them into the rest of the site, as well as add a few more tools to make them even more useful. Thank you for all the feedback so far!
For over a year the Groundspeak video crew has traveled far and wide to create dozens of entertaining and engaging videos. Check out the new videos page, share it with friends, and go geocaching vicariously while the boss isn't looking*.
Where did the benchmark link go?
If you're looking for the benchmark navigation link, fear not. It's been repositioned in the footer of every page. All links to nearby benchmarks on cache pages remain, and the stats appear in your profile as always.
Introduction to Geocaching Presentation
Groundspeak's Introduction to Geocaching is a PowerPoint presentation designed to teach first timers about geocaching. It explains geocaching basics, including what's in a cache, cache types, Trackables and more. If you wish, you can co-brand the presentation by adding your organization or company logo in the white rectangle at the bottom of each slide. Download the presentation package here.
What Else is New?
Added new Video page and link in left-hand navigation
23911: Adding Norwegian Bokmal to geocaching.com
24829: Adding Estonian Language to geocaching.com
25140: Default map view is home location, if set
Beta map will now default to home coordinates or Seattle if not chosen
25229: Remove inactive PQ limitation from PQ Page
Increased maximum saved PQs to 1000
23026: Addition of "Intro to Geocaching" Presentation to Resources Section
Download a slide presentation for use when teaching others about Geocaching
25244: Create Counties for Hungary
Added 19 counties including the capitol
23745: Upload of large image to cache or log produces server error
Increased allowable image size to prevent server error
23599: Activation Code Retrieval - request exceeded error received
Resolved throttling issue with activation code retrieval tool
25409: When a Travel Bug has 100+ cache visits, the 3-digit stop number exceeds the width of the marker on the TB map
25793: Extra, unneeded blank line below disclaimer on cache pages
25533: Need to provide "-Search All-" option to states list for France
25568: Open "About Favorites" in New Tab
No longer loading "about favorites" in the same tab when viewing favorites dropdown on cache page
25716: Table borders in HTML are removed from printer friendly pages
25720: Archived find logs appear to be counted when figuring ratio of Favorites/Premium Finds
25721: Paging control for favorites shows "Total Records 1 - 0 of 0" when no results
25154: JPG uploads being converted to PNGs
Images uploaded by the cache owner are no longer converted to PNG
25889: Hover text on distances is wrong
Fixed hovertext for distances in search results
25552: "Pending field notes" message box continues to display on account page after Field Notes all removed
25571: Link to sender's profile in emails sent through site uses old style link rather than coord.info link
Now linking to user profiles using coord.info short URL
25791: When log is edited, edit time displayed is server time and is not identified as such
Edit time is now displayed in UTC
26151: "Afrikaans" misspelled as "Afrikaan" in list of cache notes on Hide & Seek page
25538: Watchlist Box should disappear if no watches
Box will now collapse if no one is watching the cache
19822: Text Change: Use of "enabled" and "disabled" on geocaching.com
In PQ creation, changed "is active" and "is not active" to "is enabled" and "is disabled"
24291: Should bold row and column with most total finds on "Finds for Each Day of the Year" table
Added bolding for the highest count (day and month) in profile statistics
23785: Remove country that does not exist from search dropdown
25759: Text of deletion confirmation dialog for deleting Bookmark list does not match button optioins
Changed text to match the actual options "OK" and "Cancel"
25427: Footer cuts off in German and other languages
Fixed styling issue on page footers to text no longer overlaps
16670: line breaks not honored in Short Description
No longer stripping line breaks from cache short descriptions
25702: Text change: Twitter text on /my/
Updated wording to include all Live-enabled applications
25923: Shop Groundspeak: New Distributor
Added distributors: deine-dose.de, cache-corner.de, geo.scientiakonsult.se, geocacher.sk, debbiedoesdecals.com, stores.geowyrm.com,
24737: Archive and Unarchive notes should be automatically deleted when a cache is published.
25578: "People's Democratic Republic of Yemen" has typo in abbreviation: "People Den Rep Yemen"
Removed duplicate, now only Yemen is offered as a country option
25672: Flag and country name not appearing for some countries on statistics maps
25649: Stat bars don't line up
Fixed styling of "finds per month" stats
25550: "Hotels" link on cache details page present but not functional in several countries
*Groundspeak in no way advocates loafing, dilly-dallying, or slothful behavior when you should be working. However, if you must goof-off it may as well be constructive. Cache on!