Lessons in Modern Cartography, #2
In Wisconsin, United States
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Ever wonder who makes those map products you use for geocaching, and how they do it? In this series, you will sample some of the steps yourself.
Lesson #2: Remote Imagery.
After the mapping area has been surveyed, images are collected remotely--usually from airplanes or satellites. The first airphotos were taken from hot-air balloons!
In order to complete this cache, you will need a cell phone and a friend who is willing to help you. Once you reach the coordinates, call your friend and have him or her go to the following website:
When your friend sees you, he or she should right-click on the image and save it. If you have mobile internet access you can do all the steps yourself.
The camera is mounted on top of the Best Western hotel. Just stand in front of the camera (the middle of the field is often shown, but sometimes it's the street; your friend will have to tell you which direction it's facing), and have your friend save your picture for you. If it's at night, try the lighted gazebo or a flashlight, just something to show me that you are indeed standing there somewhere.
When you get your picture, just upload it into the log when you log your find. Good luck!
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Last Updated: on 11/27/2015 5:08:16 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (1:08 AM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum