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#1 heftydude

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:50 AM

So, any ideas on maintaining an GSAK databases of the oldest caches?

I started a PQ for one and realized the following:

GC.com doesn't allow PQs for the entire country of the USA. PQs must be done on a state by state basis. Maximum search radius is 500 miles.

In GSAK, the Get Geocaches function doesn't filter by date.

I managed to get 128 caches from 2000-2001 that are within 500 miles of me. But I was more interested in getting them all from the US. The US is about 2800 miles wide x 1600 miles high and irregularly shaped. I don't really wnat to do the math to figure out how to propoerly place about 8 PQs with sufficient overlap to blanket the US landmass.

I did find this bookmark list: http://www.geocachin...55-6125f8f5a693

It's not exactly what I want, but it is a good start.

Any other ideas?
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Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:01 AM

So, any ideas on maintaining an GSAK databases of the oldest caches?

I started a PQ for one and realized the following:

GC.com doesn't allow PQs for the entire country of the USA. PQs must be done on a state by state basis. Maximum search radius is 500 miles.

In GSAK, the Get Geocaches function doesn't filter by date.

I managed to get 128 caches from 2000-2001 that are within 500 miles of me. But I was more interested in getting them all from the US. The US is about 2800 miles wide x 1600 miles high and irregularly shaped. I don't really wnat to do the math to figure out how to propoerly place about 8 PQs with sufficient overlap to blanket the US landmass.

I did find this bookmark list: http://www.geocachin...55-6125f8f5a693

It's not exactly what I want, but it is a good start.

Any other ideas?


When building the PQ, hold down the control key and you can select multiple states. I built a PQ selecting all countries thus the PQ includes older caches in all countries.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:07 AM

Here is another one.
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Posted 28 December 2012 - 12:25 PM

http://coord.info/GC126 Trussville Civitan-Alabama's First Cache placed 01/02/2001.

http://coord.info/GC1HTTN Daylight Saving Time Machine is NOT the oldest, or even one of the oldest, in Alabama. Placed date is listed as 05/03/2000 which one can tell that is not correct by the GC number. (It was actually placed and published in 2008 and is one of those caches which had a noncaching ALR before those were banned in 2009.)

How many do you want from each state? I have a database for caches in several states which I could filter to get some information for you.

Once you get the database complete, you can use various functions of GSAK to keep it updated.
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Posted 28 December 2012 - 12:37 PM

What is the oldest in SETX? The one in Armand Bayou?

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:50 PM

What is the oldest in SETX? The one in Armand Bayou?


Yep: Houstons First

I still have not gotten there during park hours to grab that one. But, I also don't need that Month/Year on my Jasmer either, so it hasn't exactly pushed me to go get it.
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Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:51 PM

Here is another one.


Thanks.
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Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:57 PM

http://coord.info/GC126 Trussville Civitan-Alabama's First Cache placed 01/02/2001.

http://coord.info/GC1HTTN Daylight Saving Time Machine is NOT the oldest, or even one of the oldest, in Alabama. Placed date is listed as 05/03/2000 which one can tell that is not correct by the GC number. (It was actually placed and published in 2008 and is one of those caches which had a noncaching ALR before those were banned in 2009.)

How many do you want from each state? I have a database for caches in several states which I could filter to get some information for you.

Once you get the database complete, you can use various functions of GSAK to keep it updated.


The Time Machine is quite interesting. Does it show up in your GSAK logs that way?

My original intent was to just get a database of year 2000-2001 caches going just to see where they were. Everybody knows Mingo and Original Stash, but what was placed in Dec 2000 or Jan 2001? Those are the questions I was trying to riddle. I've finished D/T and Calendar, so wanted to focus on Jasmer and just see what it would take to complete.
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Posted 28 December 2012 - 06:23 PM

You might find this link useful, heftydude. Although it does not include 2001 caches. Perhaps I should work on that...Also it's not something you can easily dump in GSAK. It is a list I refer to all the time, though, which is why I compiled it on my blog in the first place!


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Posted 28 December 2012 - 06:30 PM

You might find this link useful, heftydude. Although it does not include 2001 caches. Perhaps I should work on that...Also it's not something you can easily dump in GSAK. It is a list I refer to all the time, though, which is why I compiled it on my blog in the first place!


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Thanks. I might manually transfer into my GSAK database. But, I have no plans to visit Australia or New Zealand anytime soon!
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Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:11 PM

http://coord.info/GC126 Trussville Civitan-Alabama's First Cache placed 01/02/2001.

http://coord.info/GC1HTTN Daylight Saving Time Machine is NOT the oldest, or even one of the oldest, in Alabama. Placed date is listed as 05/03/2000 which one can tell that is not correct by the GC number. (It was actually placed and published in 2008 and is one of those caches which had a noncaching ALR before those were banned in 2009.)

How many do you want from each state? I have a database for caches in several states which I could filter to get some information for you.

Once you get the database complete, you can use various functions of GSAK to keep it updated.


I found Trussville Civitan-Alabama's First Cache placed 01/02/2001 last year when i was in Birmingham on business. It ended up being my first cache in Alabama. I dropped about 15 TB's in it. I liked Birmingham. Had a lot of fun.
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Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:19 PM


http://coord.info/GC126 Trussville Civitan-Alabama's First Cache placed 01/02/2001.

http://coord.info/GC1HTTN Daylight Saving Time Machine is NOT the oldest, or even one of the oldest, in Alabama. Placed date is listed as 05/03/2000 which one can tell that is not correct by the GC number. (It was actually placed and published in 2008 and is one of those caches which had a noncaching ALR before those were banned in 2009.)

How many do you want from each state? I have a database for caches in several states which I could filter to get some information for you.

Once you get the database complete, you can use various functions of GSAK to keep it updated.


The Time Machine is quite interesting. Does it show up in your GSAK logs that way?

My original intent was to just get a database of year 2000-2001 caches going just to see where they were. Everybody knows Mingo and Original Stash, but what was placed in Dec 2000 or Jan 2001? Those are the questions I was trying to riddle. I've finished D/T and Calendar, so wanted to focus on Jasmer and just see what it would take to complete.


It shows up that way in its original version. I have basically put it on ignore because I don't want it to mess up my date stats and don't want to edit it in GSAK.

I have a database of 1740 caches placed in 2000 and 2001. It mostly covers the eastern half of the US, part of Canada and one virtual in the Caymans. I haven't updated it since August and I don't know if I have them all but it could be a start for you if you are interested.
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