Vom Entwurf zum Souvenir: Die Künstlerin hinter den versteckten Kreaturen

Grafikdesignerin Roxxy ist seit acht Jahren eine Hälfte der kreativen Kreaturen, die beim Geocaching HQ im Design-Team arbeiten. Seit 2010 entwirft sie Souvenirs, Geocoins, Bildmaterialien und mehr. Ihr neuestes Werk sind die mythischen Wesen der versteckten Kreaturen. Wir haben uns mit Roxxy unterhalten und haben erfahren, wie sie die Geocaching-Souvenirs zum Leben erweckt!

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Changes to the Geocaching HQ Newsletter

Earlier this year we sent you a survey to learn more about your preferences around the Geocaching HQ Newsletter. Afterall, our goal with the newsletter is to send you valuable content that you can use to improve your geocaching experiences. Based on the feedback received, we are making the following changes to the newsletter:

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Bedanke Dich heute bei einem freiwilligen Helfer!

Egal, ob Du bereits lange ein Teil der Geocaching-Gemeinschaft bist oder gerade erst Deinen ersten Geocache gefunden hast, heute ist ein großartiger Tag, um sich bei einem freiwilligen Helfer zu bedanken. Wenn Du einen Cache gefunden oder versteckt hast, die Foren benutzt hast oder die Geocaching-Webseite oder App in einer anderen Sprache als Englisch benutzt, hast du von der wunderbaren Leistung der Community-Volunteers profitiert.

Es gibt mehr als 400 passionierte und engagierte Mitglieder der Geocaching-Gemeinschaft, welche hinter den Kulissen freiwillig mithelfen. Dies beinhaltet Reviewer, EarthCache-Reviewer, Übersetzer und Moderatoren, die alles dafür tun, das Spiel weltweit in Bewegung zu halten!

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HQ GeoTour completed: Souvenir earned

This blog post was written by geocaching veteran, Geocaching HQ employee and purple enthusiast, MissJenn.

Are you one of the people who recently received a souvenir for completing the HQ GeoTour? Congratulations! We hope you enjoyed the surprise. Do you have questions? We have answers.

First things first:
Souvenirs are virtual pieces of art displayed on your public profile. GeoTours combine geocaching and travel to uplevel your vacations. With this latest update, we’ve combined them for a WIN-WIN-WIN combination!

On May 8, 2018 Geocaching HQ is testing the process of awarding a digital souvenir for the completion of a GeoTour. Before we roll this out globally, we are testing it locally. Our own HQ GeoTour in Seattle, Washington, gives us the critical mass needed within just one small GeoTour composed of nine caches.

GeoTours are official collections of geocaches that serve as self-guided, themed tours around historic sites, parks, cities, and more. They are often sponsored by local tourism boards, historical associations, or national park systems. Local experts pick out the best places to visit. Players using the official Geocaching app while on location enjoy the dedicated section that makes GeoTour completion easy to track (see image above).

The HQ GeoTour takes players through the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, in and around the habitat of this momma and baby apatosaurus.

How did I qualify for the HQ GeoTour souvenir?
You found all the caches on the HQ GeoTour at some point in the past. Woohoo!

Do I get to keep the HQ GeoTour souvenir?
Yes! You’ve worked hard to earn it so it’s yours to keep.

One of the caches on the GeoTour was disabled when I was there. Do I still get the souvenir?
Sorry, but no. You have not completed the GeoTour. You’ll have to try the cache when it can be found again. We understand that a return trip to Seattle may be very difficult.

Do you plan to expand souvenirs to other GeoTours?
Our goal is to offer a souvenir for the completion of every GeoTour. The results of this test will determine how attainable that goal is. Our fingers are crossed for good luck. Are your fingers crossed, too?

How would I qualify for future GeoTour souvenirs if they were to become available?
Find all active caches on a GeoTour to earn their unique souvenir. Archived caches would not be part of the requirement. However, temporarily disabled caches are active cache listings, so you would need to find them once they are available.

What is the “acquired on” date?
The “acquired on” date is when you receive any digital souvenir. Although you completed the HQ GeoTour sometime between 2013 and May 8, 2018, the “acquired on” date will display as May 8, 2018 and cannot be adjusted. If we keep this test feature, the “acquired on” date will be the actual date that you completed the GeoTour.

What about the numbers?
The total number of caches on a GeoTour may increase or decrease over time. Your friend who completes the GeoTour at a different time than you may earn the same souvenir by finding a different number of caches. You’d both get the same completion souvenir.

What about the physical prizes?
Some GeoTours offer geocoins and/or other prizes. Those are unrelated to the completion souvenir.

Did you know?
Both Basic and Premium members can find and log GeoTour geocaches of all types and difficulty and terrain ratings! See the Premium vs. Basic membership features chart.












The HQ GeoTour souvenir became available to geocachers on May 8th. The square image will be used as the preview where a smaller version is needed.

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