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The KB Challenge: Geo Earth Art

A cache by King Boreas Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 12/3/2008
In Minnesota, United States
2 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

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Numbers. We are fascinated by them.  We love to celebrate milestones and goals met of various numbers but numbers are not everything.  Creating Earth Art can be a great way to "relax" and gives us a sense of accomplishment.


The Challenge is to create a virtual "connect the dots" art image on Earth with the caches that you have found.  The image can be of any readily recognizable object.  Some examples include:  Smiley Face, Star, Dog, Stick Figure, Pine Tree, the possibilities are endless!! 


Below are a few additional stipulations:

  • FTF will be for the first cacher to POST a valid picture of their artwork.

  • You must utilize a minimum of 15 caches as the "dots" in your artwork.

  • In an attempt to even out the playing field a little... At least seven ( 7) of your "dots" must be for caches found on or after 8/1/08.

  • The caches used can be of any type.

  • Use only the "Posted" coordinates for Mystery and Multi caches.  Use of puzzle solutions or subsequent stages of multi stages will not be permitted as it will give away the cache location.

  • The caches utilized must be active at the time of claiming your find. (With the exception of Event & CITO caches, they can be archived but must have been held on or after the date of 8/1/08)

  • You can use caches found anywhere in the world.  The scope of your art project is only limited to the size of the globe.

To complete this Challenge cache, do the following:

  1. First and foremost, you must locate and sign the log for the container for this challenge once you have completed your Earth Art.

  2. Keeping in mind the requirements stated above, locate your Artwork and share it with the world by creating a screenshot of your project.  (Basic Sample Directions below)  Post this picture with your log.  There will be many ways to obtain this artwork to post.  Google Earth, the GC Map, literally taking a map and marking dots on it, whatever works to document your artwork.

  3. List the caches that you used in your artwork including the GC# in your log.  Mark the ones that you found for your image after 8/1/08.  This will help others see where on Earth your artwork is located.

  4. Specify what you image is supposed to be as some of these may be a little abstract.

How to create a screenshot of your artwork:

  1. GSAK & Google Earth:  Utilizing an export macro from GSAK send your list of finds to Google Earth.  You can add your "connect the dots" line using the "Add Path" function.  From there select from the menu File/Save/Save Image... to save a jpg file to your computer.  You should open the file using a photo editor and downsize it to about 500 pixels wide before uploading with your log.  The default file is usually pretty big.

  2. Screen shot method:  Useful with the Geocaching Map.  Open your map and center your artwork on the screen.  Each of your found caches should be a little Smiley face.  Hold the "Ctrl" key and press the "PrtScr" key on your keyboard.  This will create a screenshot copy in your computers memory or clipboard.  Open any of a multitude of image editors and create a new picture file.  In your picture editor select "Paste" or use the shortcut "Ctrl and V" to paste the image to the editor.  Crop and resize the image as necessary, add your "Connect the dot" lines and save.  Upload to the file to your log.

** This cache IS at the listed coordinates **


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108 Logged Visits

Found it 59     Didn't find it 28     Write note 16     Temporarily Disable Listing 1     Enable Listing 1     Publish Listing 1     Owner Maintenance 2     

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Last Updated: on 10/10/2017 2:28:21 PM Pacific Daylight Time (9:28 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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