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Groundspeak Weekly Newletter – December 28, 2010

Maps Beta

Maps are at the heart of geocaching, so we are completely revamping the mapping system in multiple phases over the next several months. Version one of the Maps Beta is now live and can provide hours of entertainment as well as a range of exciting features.

Features include:

• Unlimited geocaches displayed anywhere in the world

• Larger map with full screen view

• Speedy geocache display using an innovative tiling solution

• New map types including OpenStreetMap and OpenCycleMap

When you visit the Maps Beta page, read the popup to see what features are coming soon.

You can reach the Maps Beta page from the search results by clicking “Map it” and selecting “View the new Maps Beta.”

Track Your Geocaching Stats!

How far do you travel for most of your finds? Which size of geocache container do you find the most often? The new Geocaching Statistics feature can answer those questions. Geocaching Statistics lets you visualize your geocaching activity in different ways.

Premium Members can see a range of detailed statistics in charts and tables, including finds by day of the year and the average difficulty and terrain ratings of their found caches. All members can see basic information such as what month of the year they find the most caches and a chart of finds per month.

Thank you to the mygeocachingprofile.com website, which Groundspeak recently acquired so that we could add this great information to your Geocaching.com profile. Stay tuned – we will be incorporating more statistics in future releases!

Benefits of Adding Home Coordinates

Please enter your home coordinates so we can provide information on new geocaches and geocaching events near you.