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lizardo



Joined: 02 Sep 2005
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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Apr 25, 2006 11:34 pm    Post subject: Geogame - GeoPics Reply with quote

The game I am proposing is very similar to ShutterSpot offered through GPSGames.org. This is where you try to figure out the location of a picture that has been taken somewhere and visit it and log that visit. 



The difference here is that the Geopics can be pictures of unremarkable, somewhat pedestrian locations that are just significant enough to be recognizable to another area cacher.  They can then visit the site, take their own picture of the same area including their GPS and post the picture and coordinates where they think the person stood.



Here are the only guidelines:



1. The location must be within the Winnipeg and the surrounding area.



2. No tresspassing, or dangerous locations.



3. Don't make it too terribly difficult, or too easy!



When you post the picture, also post the Degrees of the location so that people can narrow it down a bit (N 49 _ _._ _ _ /W 97 _ _._ _ _)



Every week that the location remains unfound, the picture owner should publish one more number from the coordinates on the forum. This will help keep the game going.



Whoever correctly identifies the location has a week to post their own location and clue.



That's about it.  This game is not my idea.  I swiped it from TimeandSpace on the Edmonton Geocaching forum.  I have been following it for a few months and though it looked like fun.



If you are not sure how to post photos, let me know.  I can help you with the hosting as well if you like.



I'll be posting the first location shortly....



Scott   



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lizardo



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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Apr 25, 2006 11:44 pm    Post subject: RE: Geogame - GeoPics Reply with quote

So here it goes:



N49 _ _._ _ _ W097 _ _._ _ _





Hint: It is NOT the eye of Sauron. 



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winnipegk5



Joined: 12 Jun 2005
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Location: Manitoba

PostPosted: Apr 26, 2006 3:13 am    Post subject: RE: Geogame - GeoPics Reply with quote

Hey, I know where that is what do I do now ??

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winnipegk5



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PostPosted: Apr 26, 2006 3:17 am    Post subject: RE: Geogame - GeoPics Reply with quote

OK, I think makes sense now that I reread it a couple of times. I go to the site and take the same picture from the same angle tomorrow and post the coordinates back here. Is that correct ?



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lizardo



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PostPosted: Apr 26, 2006 3:20 am    Post subject: RE: Geogame - GeoPics Reply with quote

You post the coords of the spot where you think I took the picture from. You can also post a picture as well. If you are correct, then you get to post the next mystery picture. Perhaps I should have mentioned that the only prize you win here is 'bragging rights'.



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PostPosted: Apr 26, 2006 3:24 am    Post subject: RE: Geogame - GeoPics Reply with quote

Way to go Lizardo. This is a great idea for a caching game.

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TurdleEggs



Joined: 31 Jul 2005
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Location: Ste Genevieve

PostPosted: Apr 26, 2006 3:52 pm    Post subject: RE: Geogame - GeoPics Reply with quote

I like it! The game sounds like a lot of fun. I'll be watching for Winnipegk5's next picture.

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TurdleEggs



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PostPosted: Apr 26, 2006 10:52 pm    Post subject: RE: Geogame - GeoPics Reply with quote

N49 51.063 W97 03.246



We were driving home and there it was! The Turdle-femme just about crashed diving for the exit





-- Edited by TurdleEggs at 17:54, 2006-04-26

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lizardo



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PostPosted: Apr 26, 2006 11:02 pm    Post subject: RE: Geogame - GeoPics Reply with quote

Good work team Turdle. Scooping K5 was a tricky bit of gameplay. Now it's your turn to post a pic.

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winnipegk5



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PostPosted: Apr 26, 2006 11:11 pm    Post subject: RE: Geogame - GeoPics Reply with quote

Good job TurdleEggs , I can see that building from my office but I got to busy to get over and take a picture today. Maybe the next one.



 



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TurdleEggs



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PostPosted: Apr 28, 2006 3:05 am    Post subject: RE: Geogame - GeoPics Reply with quote

Here's GeoPic number 2:



N49 _ _ . _ _ _ W97 _ _ . _ _ _





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grnbrg



Joined: 27 Sep 2005
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Location: 4948.505', -9708.066'

PostPosted: Apr 28, 2006 3:51 am    Post subject: RE: Geogame - GeoPics Reply with quote

49 5X.XXX -97 0X.XXX



Or so. Google maps is your friend.



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lizardo



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PostPosted: Apr 28, 2006 4:01 am    Post subject: RE: Geogame - GeoPics Reply with quote

I had sort of envisioned the posting of a supplemental pic.  Perhaps even with the GPS.  But what do others think? I don't want the game to fizzle cuz it's too hard.



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grnbrg



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Location: 4948.505', -9708.066'

PostPosted: Apr 28, 2006 4:11 am    Post subject: RE: Geogame - GeoPics Reply with quote

Well, I'm not sure. If this doesn't count as a winner, consider it a big hint.







49° 53.867 -97° 8.425



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TurdleEggs



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PostPosted: Apr 28, 2006 12:57 pm    Post subject: RE: Geogame - GeoPics Reply with quote

Oh, I think grnbrg needs to go stand where I stood and take a snap. Ill meet you there, say 19:00? I can assist by directing: a metre to the left or a metre to the right



/Spoiler

Ill even buy you a Catfish

Spoiler/



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