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Steal Your Cache
02-26-2013, 04:22 PM
i have been working painlessly on a database on the caches in Arkansas and it is almost complete. this process has become alot bigger than i had expected. i finally got all the caches in the database but i am in the process of updating the cache data which is adding all the logs and other info. not sure how much longer this will take as i hit the max download of 6000 everyday for 2 weeks now and i have no idea how much more it will take.

i will be making this database available to everyone. i think the best way to keep the data base current is work it at the end or beginning of every month. that way you can pull a query for the month and add the new caches from the month. as for the logs i don't know if i will ever have it completely up to date.

i want to use this to have a GSAK class for beginners including me. Date to be determined soon.

let me know if you are interested in a copy of the database and once it is current i will get you a copy. it will be up to you to keep it current.

SYC
Michael

drmo913
02-28-2013, 07:05 AM
That's awesome! And yes, I would love to have a copy

arkfiremedic
02-28-2013, 10:45 PM
Not sure what I could do with the data as I have satisfied all the state wide challenges I'm aware of, but I would sure be interested in a GSAK class if and when one is put together.

Jffok
03-01-2013, 06:48 PM
I would be interested in any class related to gsak. I use the system and know (what I feel like is a lot about it ) but I know it will do much more than I know about it.

TnT
03-03-2013, 08:30 PM
Not sure if it still is, but sharing this info used to be a violation of groundspeaks terms of use.

idratherbehiking
03-03-2013, 09:25 PM
Not sure if it still is, but sharing this info used to be a violation of groundspeaks terms of use.

Yes, this would fall under the Terms Of Use Agreement (http://www.geocaching.com/about/termsofuse.aspx), specifically the part underlined below:

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Steal Your Cache
03-04-2013, 08:46 AM
i have submitted an approval request for sharing the data base. will let you know when i hear from them.

drmo913
03-05-2013, 06:49 AM
i have submitted an approval request for sharing the data base. will let you know when i hear from them.

I could see that response going either way. If the information is shared with another premium member, I don't think there would be a problem since we have the same type of access. However, if the information is shared with a non-premium member, it could be considered denial of revenue for Groundspeak.

Hopefully, they will respond in such a way that will allow you to share the information.

Steal Your Cache
03-05-2013, 09:36 AM
just a wait and see now. last time i emailed them it took a week to hear from them.

Steal Your Cache
03-07-2013, 04:39 PM
response from ground speak. looks like we are a go!

Hello Michael,
Thank you for contacting us. That should not be a problem -- thanks for checking in!
Best regards,

Katie

thefab5willisclan
03-07-2013, 10:34 PM
Woohoo!!!

drmo913
03-13-2013, 05:37 AM
Awesome!!!!
That's better than I would have hoped for!