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A geocache may be of several types
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A geocache may be of several types. Each type incurrs specific characteristics and/or rules that may apply to searching, finding and logging that type of cache.
  
 
This document describes the existing cache types across Opencaching sites.
 
This document describes the existing cache types across Opencaching sites.
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! rowspan="2" | Type
 
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! rowspan="2" |Usage
 
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!{{OCSchema|PL}}
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!{{OCSchema|DE}}
 
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| '''Unknown'''
 
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|All
 
|All
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| '''Traditional'''
 
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|All
 
|All
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| '''Multi-cache'''
 
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|All
 
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| '''Virtual cache'''
 
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|All
 
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| '''Webcam cache'''
 
| '''Webcam cache'''
 
|All
 
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| '''Event'''
 
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|All
 
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| '''Quiz'''
 
| '''Quiz'''
 
|All
 
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| Physical container not at coordinates. Must solve puzzle to find it.
 
| Physical container not at coordinates. Must solve puzzle to find it.
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| '''Moving cache'''
 
|OCPL
 
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| Physical container changes location after each find.
 
 
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| '''Math/Physics cache'''
 
| '''Math/Physics cache'''
 
|OCDE
 
|OCDE
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| Physical container not at coordinates. Requires to solve math or physics type problem.
 
| Physical container not at coordinates. Requires to solve math or physics type problem.
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| '''Geopath final cache'''
 
|OCPL
 
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| Bonus cache as GeoPath final. (FIXME)
 
Still defined as "Podcache", needs fixing.
 
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| '''<s>MP3 cache</s>'''
 
|<s>OCUS</s>
 
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|<s>Physical container not at coordinates. Must use clues in audio file to locate.</s>
 
|- style="background-color:#CCEEFF"
 
 
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| '''Moving cache'''
 
| '''Moving cache'''
|OCDE
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| '''Owncache'''
 
| '''Owncache'''
 
|OCPL
 
|OCPL
 
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| Travels with owner. Must meet owner to find.
| Travels with owner. Must meet owner to find. (FIXME)
 
 
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| '''Drive-in cache'''
 
| '''Drive-in cache'''
 
|OCDE
 
|OCDE
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| Physical container near parking. A.k.a. park&grab
 
| Physical container near parking. A.k.a. park&grab
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| '''<s>Educache</s>'''
 
|<s>OCUK</s>
 
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| <s>No physical container. Requires research about subject, questions to answer, proof of visiting the area (similar to "earthcache")</s>No longer in use after OCUK migration to OCPL-current. See history of OCUK.
 
 
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| '''Guestbook cache'''
 
| '''Guestbook cache'''
 
|OCPL
 
|OCPL
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| Physical container is a guestbook, available to sign
 
| Physical container is a guestbook, available to sign
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| '''<s>USB cache</s>'''
 
|<s>OCUS</s>
 
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| <s>Physical container is a USB flash drive. Log is a digital file.</s>
 
Will be dropped by OCUS
 
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| '''BIT cache'''
 
| '''BIT cache'''
 
|OCPL
 
|OCPL
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| Playing card with serial number. See http://wiki.opencaching.us/index.php/BIT_Caches
 
| Playing card with serial number. See http://wiki.opencaching.us/index.php/BIT_Caches
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| '''<s>Letterbox cache</s>'''
 
|<s>OCUS</s>
 
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| <s>Similar to multi or mystery field puzzle, with final container additionally having a rubber stamp.</s>
 
Will be dropped by OCUS
 
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|N/A
 
|N/A
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|'''Benchmark'''
 
|'''Benchmark'''
 
|OCPL
 
|OCPL
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|Geographical survey benchmark.
 
|Geographical survey benchmark.
''New type by OCUS''
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|N/A
 
|N/A
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|'''Challenge'''
 
|'''Challenge'''
 
|OCPL
 
|OCPL
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|Geocacher must meet the challenge requirements.
 
|Geocacher must meet the challenge requirements.
''New type by OCUS''
 
 
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'''Legend:'''
 
'''Legend:'''
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|OCDE specific types
 
|OCDE specific types
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|To be redesigned
 
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|Removed cache types
 
 
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Revision as of 20:47, 4 July 2019


NOTE: WORK IN PROGRESS.


IMPORTANT!!! As of 2019-07-01 the matrix below describes next generation cache type mappings, which is a work in progress implementation.
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A geocache may be of several types. Each type incurrs specific characteristics and/or rules that may apply to searching, finding and logging that type of cache.

This document describes the existing cache types across Opencaching sites.

Cache types matrix

ID Type Usage Image Notes
C[1] F[2] OCPL[3] OCDE[4]
1 1 Unknown All Caches that do not fit any explicitely declared type
2 2 Traditional All Physical container at the coordinates
3 3 Multi-cache All Sequence of physical containers, each with clues leading to the next
4 4 Virtual cache All No physical container. Must visit the place and answer questions and provide proof you visited.
5 5 Webcam cache All No physical container. Must visit the place and take picture using the webcam and provide proof.
6 6 Event All No physical container. Not counted as "found". Social gathering of geocachers.
7 7 Quiz All Physical container not at coordinates. Must solve puzzle to find it.
8 8 Math/Physics cache OCDE Physical container not at coordinates. Requires to solve math or physics type problem.
9 9 Moving cache All Physical container changes location after each find.
10 11 Owncache OCPL Travels with owner. Must meet owner to find.
10 10 Drive-in cache OCDE Physical container near parking. A.k.a. park&grab
10 12 Guestbook cache OCPL Physical container is a guestbook, available to sign
12 13 BIT cache OCPL Playing card with serial number. See http://wiki.opencaching.us/index.php/BIT_Caches
N/A 14 Benchmark OCPL Geographical survey benchmark.
N/A 15 Challenge OCPL Geocacher must meet the challenge requirements.

Legend:

Basic/common cache types
OCPL specific types
OCDE specific types
  1. Cache_type ID numbers currently in use. Duplicates and overlaps exist.
  2. Cache_type ID numbers; Future suggested remapping to resolve duplicates and overlaps.
  3. OCPL-current; Sites updated live from Github project repository; Member sites: OCPL, OCNL, OCRO, OCUK.
  4. OCDE running a single instance, multi-view, installation of OpencachingDeutschland/oc-server3 code. Member sites: OCDE, OCES, OCFR, OCIT