Intercache - Campus Walkabout
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There is nothing to find at the listed cords. It is merely a starting point for you to park and/or begin your intercache experience.
Put away your GPS, and get out your smartphone. This is an interactive cache taking you on a short walkabout around the U of M campus.
Please read before you head out!
What's an intercache?
An InterCache is an interactive geocache. An intercache is a new way of creating a mystery geocache, similar to a wherigo geocache. The biggest difference is that the entire geocache can be developed, edited, and played on your mobile phone's browser with no software required to download! This software was developed by ChileHead, a dedicated geocacher from New York who has worked extensively with Bryan Roth and Jenn Seva (GC founder and program development manager) to ensure full integration with the geocaching platform.
So,how do you play?
First, make sure you have a compatible device. Go to intercaching.com on your cell phone and select the test button. I recommend doing this outside for best results. You should see your current coordinates as well as the estimated accuracy. If you see something reasonable, you'll all set! If you get an error, you may need to enable the GPS and other geolocation settings on your phone. You may also not have a compatible phone.
If your device is compatible, then head on down to the "Play an existing Inercache" link and click on it.Then select the "Campus Walkabout" link to start.
Also you can click on the "Related Webpage" link above to take you straight to the Campus Walkabout intercache page.
At each of the stages you will be shown your next stage.Select it to be guided to the next stage. There is a compass that has a red arrow pointing you the right direction as you move. You may have to walk a little bit before the arrow points in the right direction as this application doesn't have access to your phone's digital compass if it has one.
Each stage will recquire you to locate some information about the location, but you don't have to find anything physical other than the informative/historical signs until the final. . All of the stages will require that you are within a given radius of the location before you can submit the recquested information and move on. At the last stage location there is a physical cache for you log as a geocache. It is a small/medium sized container (big enough for 2 D cell batteries) with a logbook only.
•This is a new way of looking for a geocache. It hasn't been extensively tested yet, so you may encounter some problems.
•I recommend that you do NOT leave the browser during play. At minimum, don't open a new web page. I successfully switched apps while playing/testing it, but if you close the browser window, you may have to start over.
•It's safe to let your screen timeout while walking. When the screen times out, your GPS *should* go off and not waste battery. When you turn your phone screen back on, it might take a few seconds for the app to get your coordinates again.
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