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(Reassigning type IDs to a better sequence, more consistent, with the removal of Geopath FINAL. This should become the new reference.)
 
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! colspan="2" | ID
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! rowspan="2" | Type
 
! rowspan="2" | Type
 
! rowspan="2" |Usage
 
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!C<ref>Cache_type ID numbers currently in use. Duplicates and overlaps exist.</ref>
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!OCPL
!F<ref>Cache_type ID numbers;
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!OCDE
 
 
'''''Future suggested remapping to resolve duplicates and overlaps.'''''
 
</ref>
 
!{{OCSchema|PL}}
 
!{{OCSchema|DE}}
 
 
|- style="background-color:#CCFFCC"
 
|- style="background-color:#CCFFCC"
| 1
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|1
|''1''
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|'''Other/Unknown'''
| '''Unknown'''
 
 
|All
 
|All
 
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| Caches that do not fit any explicitely declared type
 
| Caches that do not fit any explicitely declared type
 
|- style="background-color:#CCFFCC"
 
|- style="background-color:#CCFFCC"
| 2
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|2
|''2''
 
 
| '''Traditional'''
 
| '''Traditional'''
 
|All
 
|All
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| Physical container at the coordinates
 
| Physical container at the coordinates
 
|- style="background-color:#CCFFCC"
 
|- style="background-color:#CCFFCC"
| 3
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|3
|''3''
 
 
| '''Multi-cache'''
 
| '''Multi-cache'''
 
|All
 
|All
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| Sequence of physical containers, each with clues leading to the next
 
| Sequence of physical containers, each with clues leading to the next
 
|- style="background-color:#CCFFCC"
 
|- style="background-color:#CCFFCC"
| 4
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|4
|''4''
 
 
| '''Virtual cache'''
 
| '''Virtual cache'''
 
|All
 
|All
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| No physical container. Must visit the place and answer questions and provide proof you visited.
 
| No physical container. Must visit the place and answer questions and provide proof you visited.
 
|- style="background-color:#CCFFCC"
 
|- style="background-color:#CCFFCC"
| 5
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|5
|''5''
 
 
| '''Webcam cache'''
 
| '''Webcam cache'''
 
|All
 
|All
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| No physical container. Must visit the place and take picture using the webcam and provide proof.
 
| No physical container. Must visit the place and take picture using the webcam and provide proof.
 
|- style="background-color:#CCFFCC"
 
|- style="background-color:#CCFFCC"
| 6
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|6
|''6''
 
 
| '''Event'''
 
| '''Event'''
 
|All
 
|All
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| No physical container. Not counted as "found". Social gathering of geocachers.
 
| No physical container. Not counted as "found". Social gathering of geocachers.
 
|- style="background-color:#CCFFCC"
 
|- style="background-color:#CCFFCC"
| 7
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|7
|''7''
 
 
| '''Quiz'''
 
| '''Quiz'''
 
|All
 
|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.
 
|- style="background-color:#CCEEFF"
 
|- style="background-color:#CCEEFF"
| 8
 
 
|8
 
|8
 
| '''Math/Physics cache'''
 
| '''Math/Physics cache'''
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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.
 
|- style="background-color:#CCFFCC"
 
|- style="background-color:#CCFFCC"
| 9
 
 
|9
 
|9
 
| '''Moving cache'''
 
| '''Moving cache'''
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| Physical container changes location after each find.
 
| Physical container changes location after each find.
 
|- style="background-color:#CCEEFF"
 
|- style="background-color:#CCEEFF"
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|10
 
|10
 
| '''Drive-in cache'''
 
| '''Drive-in cache'''
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| Physical container near parking. A.k.a. park&grab
 
| Physical container near parking. A.k.a. park&grab
 
|- style="background-color:#CCFFEE"
 
|- style="background-color:#CCFFEE"
| 10
 
 
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| 11
 
| '''Owncache'''
 
| '''Owncache'''
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| Travels with owner. Must meet owner to find.
 
| Travels with owner. Must meet owner to find.
 
|- style="background-color:#CCFFEE"
 
|- style="background-color:#CCFFEE"
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| 12
 
| 12
 
| '''BIT cache'''
 
| '''BIT cache'''
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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
 
|- style="background-color:#CCFFEE"
 
|- style="background-color:#CCFFEE"
| 10
 
 
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| 13
| '''Guestbook cache'''
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| '''Guestbook'''
 
|OCPL
 
|OCPL
 
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| Physical container is a guestbook, available to sign
 
| Physical container is a guestbook, available to sign
 
|- style="background-color:#CCFFEE"
 
|- style="background-color:#CCFFEE"
|N/A
 
 
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| 14
 
|'''Benchmark'''
 
|'''Benchmark'''
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|Geographical survey benchmark.
 
|Geographical survey benchmark.
 
|- style="background-color:#CCFFEE"
 
|- style="background-color:#CCFFEE"
|N/A
 
 
|15
 
|15
 
|'''Challenge'''
 
|'''Challenge'''

Latest revision as of 20:53, 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
OCPL OCDE
1 Other/Unknown All Caches that do not fit any explicitely declared type
2 Traditional All Physical container at the coordinates
3 Multi-cache All Sequence of physical containers, each with clues leading to the next
4 Virtual cache All No physical container. Must visit the place and answer questions and provide proof you visited.
5 Webcam cache All No physical container. Must visit the place and take picture using the webcam and provide proof.
6 Event All No physical container. Not counted as "found". Social gathering of geocachers.
7 Quiz All Physical container not at coordinates. Must solve puzzle to find it.
8 Math/Physics cache OCDE Physical container not at coordinates. Requires to solve math or physics type problem.
9 Moving cache All Physical container changes location after each find.
10 Drive-in cache OCDE Physical container near parking. A.k.a. park&grab
11 Owncache OCPL Travels with owner. Must meet owner to find.
12 BIT cache OCPL Playing card with serial number. See http://wiki.opencaching.us/index.php/BIT_Caches
13 Guestbook OCPL Physical container is a guestbook, available to sign
14 Benchmark OCPL Geographical survey benchmark.
15 Challenge OCPL Geocacher must meet the challenge requirements.

Legend:

Basic/common cache types
OCPL specific types
OCDE specific types