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.
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
|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.|
|Basic/common cache types|
|OCPL specific types|
|OCDE specific types|