View Full Version : Just some fun facts!
02-11-2005, 08:46 AM
As many of you know I'm am crazy for numbers, so this will come as no surprise that I've compiled these numbers just for your information:
Status of Cache 932
Not Active 39 = Down for maintenance, or some other reason
Type of Cache 932
Size of Cache Container 932
Cachers Placing 249
1 131 => means 131 cachers have placed 1 cache
2 42 => means 42 cachers have placed 2 caches
60 2 => Can you guess who?
Not found since 932
Not found 15
These, of course, are only in AR. What can I say, someone else can look at the other states. I'm an Arkie and I think Arkie.
Anyway, doesn't mean anything. Numbers just interest me.
02-11-2005, 10:33 AM
Great statistics! I also find these types of things interesting.
I don't think there is anything too out of the ordinary here. It looks like Arkansas has a good mix of caches.
02-11-2005, 11:11 AM
As an old supervisor of mine once said..."someone has entirely too much time on their hands."
02-11-2005, 12:03 PM
I just have some really great software to work with.
02-11-2005, 06:25 PM
Wouldnt it be cool if the Count on sesame street helped you count them LE...hehe just kidding. So what kind of software is it? I 've been crunching numbers too but that's cause its park budget time... 8O
So what do these numbers mean exactly? Im confuzzed......
02-11-2005, 09:01 PM
LE where did you get the numbers?
02-11-2005, 11:26 PM
From GC. Where else?
02-12-2005, 08:53 AM
I figured that SMARTBUTT. Did you do a query for them and use GSAK or what?
02-12-2005, 02:01 PM
I did a loc of point for each page, there were 47 pages. Then I opened each page in excel and joined the data into one spreadsheet. I then had to gather the data for log date, found date, type, size and status. I then loaded it into arcview and did a conversion into the correct projection. Now I have a very accurate map of each point which I can lay over an infrered photo and know exactly where the cache is (trust me that is very detailed photo). You can see cars, people, trees and other details that you really didn't know you could see. Arcview ran a script and told me exactly which county each cache is in, so now I can give a very accurate number of caches per county without having to manually count and keeping all information up todate is extremely easy, except last found. Last found is hard because you have to go to each cache and update it or do a new loc and start all over again. No thank you for that. If a new cache is added you just do a new loc only on the new ones and append it to the data. It's really cool.
02-12-2005, 07:05 PM
Why not use GSAK for all of the sorting?
02-13-2005, 11:28 PM
I told you LE...too much time on your hands haha...
02-14-2005, 08:14 AM
I agree with ASD. A pocket query (or two) imported into GSAK will save you a lot of time. I bet just going through and exporting 47 pages of .LOC files took forever. Then going back and updating the last found for all of them.
02-14-2005, 05:37 PM
2 PQ's (I'd find a the date of the 500th active geocache - use the date of the first cache and the date of the 500th cache to sort Arkansas caches in the first one, then the date of 501 to present for the second) will give you EVERYTHING on a cache including the last 5 logs.
You can set them up in a few minutes and they'll be emailed to you whenever you want them.
I get the PQ's for MS several times a week - plus many other custom PQ's for other purposes.
If you're not a premium member - check it out.
I personally use Clayjar's Watcher and GPSBabel - but many people prefer GSAK (which is built on top of GPSBabel). They're all good programs.
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