Wednesday, December 15, 2010 Acquired by Groundspeak!

Great news for lovers of geocaching statistics! Groundspeak has acquired the site and will be moving the statistics, charts, and maps into the website! They have already begun an initial transfer of several profile sections into a new "Stats" tab in your geocaching profile and they plan to move over more sections in the near future. Look for the new "Stats" profile tab in the upcoming release next week!

The website will continue to be available in its current form so cachers can take advantage of any existing sections that haven't yet been incorporated into the main site. We'll also be passing along all of your fantastic development suggestions to the Groundspeak team so that they can continue providing new statistics and maps directly on

Thanks to all of our users for your tremendous support and thanks to Groundspeak for bringing these fun features to the geocaching community!

Happy caching!

Cameron and Jan (Brainzane & Yossface)

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Minor Updates to Maps and Little Quest

Some minor updates/fixes have been made to the site:

  • The Canadian Map has been updated to work with the latest version of the Google Charts API. You'll notice a larger map with a much better land projection.

  • The European and World maps have been fixed so that Moldova will properly shade with finds.

  • Isle of Man has been added to the UK and Ireland Counties map. Although the Isle of Man technically isn't part of the UK, it seems strange to leave it off the map.

  • The Little Quest section has been updated to count some county replacement caches that are now part of the challenge.

  • Finally, per the GSA, Earthcache finds in United Kingdom counties now count the same as finds in U.S. states towards the Earthcache Masters Badge.

Contact us with any questions or problems! Thanks!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

UK and Ireland County Map

The first version of our United Kingdom and Ireland Counties map is now live! Upload your My Finds PQ to see the new image on the Build My Profile page. If you want to include the map in your profile, remember to export your HTML code that includes this new section over to There have been many sets of counties in the UK over the years, but we hope the map we present will make the most people happy. Feel free to send us your comments and of course let us know if you see any problems.

We've also upgraded the European Country map to the latest version of the Google Chart API. The map is larger now and should have the latest boundaries for all countries. However, we may still tinker with the style - stay tuned! As always, upload your My Finds PQ and then refresh your profile page to see the newest image.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Check out My Geocaching Profile on the Geocaching Podcast! was featured on the most recent episode of the Geocaching Podcast. You can listen to the interview here.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Major Site Upgrade

We've made a major upgrade to the site that improves many of the existing features and increases our ability to support a growing number of new users. Here are the main changes:

  • Some existing profile sections like the My Caching Chronology section and My GeoAchievement Badges section have been split up into multiple images so that you can selectively include or exclude parts of the section in your profile. This gives you more control over how your profile looks, but also requires that all users do a one-time copy/paste of their profile HTML over to after their next upload. This will ensure that the HTML on is correct and will update going forward. Please remember to do this on your next upload.
  • The main website pages "My Account" and "My Profile" have been renamed to Upload My Finds Pocket Query and Build My Profile to better reflect their purpose. There is also another option on the navigation menu for Preview/Export My Profile. This page generates the HTML code for your profile based on your settings.
  • The settings for the Introduction section of your profile now show any caches that you've logged more than once. Oftentimes, these double loggings are a mistake and are hard to pinpoint.
  • The Build My Profile page now has links to each profile section at the top of the page so you can easily jump to a section and review your settings.
  • The Lost/Found event and Groundspeak Headquarters cache type counts recently broke due to a Groundspeak change. This has been fixed and you should see the proper stats on the next upload.
  • We've added two new donation methods - Google Checkout and Check/Money Order. Also, your donations now unlock a new "MGP Contributor" GeoAchievement Badge. The site is still entirely free. This bonus badge is just a way to thank everyone who contributes to the site and helps us keep doing what we're doing.

If you have any questions or problems, please Contact Us. Thanks!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

New Cache Types

Groundspeak has added a couple of new one-off cache types to the game - The Groundspeak HQ cache type is reserved for GCK25B located at none other than...the Groundspeak Headquarters in Seattle, Washington! The new Lost and Found Event cache type is being used for the Lost & Found Celebration (GC24GYW) hosted by Groundspeak. These new cache types have been added to the main profile section. They also appear as options in the Well-Rounded Cacher section. You'll see them in your profile the next time you upload your "My Finds" PQ and refresh your stats.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

A Number of Small Upgrades

We've made a number of small upgrades to the site that should address some lingering issues.

1) The My Profile page now has a timezone setting. Select your timezone and then re-upload your "My Finds" PQ. The timezone will be factored into your cache find dates which can help fix some issues with GeoStreaks and other chronology stats.

2) The US Counties Map has a new look. After the next upload, refresh your My Profile page and you should see the new larger map.

3) The pocket query analysis now runs much faster, especially when chugging away at the US County maps.

4) Finally, we've addressed some issues with our hosting site that sometimes caused your upload/analysis to randomly fail half-way through. Expect a more stable experience!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Track Your Progress on the Pennsylvania and Washington DeLorme Challenges

We've added profile sections for tracking your progress on two new DeLorme Challenges: PA and WA. Upload your latest My Finds pocket query file on the My Account page to have these new images generated. Remember, since these are brand new sections, if you want them to appear in your profile, you'll need to also export your profile to HTML and copy/paste it into If you have any questions, feel free to contact us!

Monday, June 14, 2010

New Profile Section - United States County Map

We've added a new profile section to the site - a map of the United States showing each state county that you've found a cache in! In addition to the map, the section also displays how many counties you've cached in compared to the total counties in each state. It's quite a challenge to get all 3141 counties, but we're sure someone out there is working on it!

As with all new profile sections, you'll need to 1) upload your "My Finds" pocket query to generate the profile image and 2) re-export your HTML code and re-paste it into your profile if you'd like to show off your stats. The "My Finds" upload/analysis will take a bit longer now to create this new image, but remember, you can always upload your file to start the analysis and come back to the page later to see your progress. You don't have to "sit" on the page while your file is analyzed!

If you have any questions or problems with the new feature - Contact Us!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Two Improvements

Two improvements to the site: 1) Country, state and DeLorme maps now exclude moving/traveling caches. Since a unique "traveling cache" type doesn't exist with, we've created an exception list that serves as a master list of all moving caches. If you see any missing, please let us know so we can add them. And 2) The pocket query analysis now runs much faster! This should save some time for cachers with lots of finds to process.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Automatic FTF Detection!

When you upload your "My Finds" pocket query, the site can now look in your "Found It" logs for a specific phrase such as "{*FTF*}" and then automatically add these caches to your FTF list. This makes it easier to keep track of your FTFs without having to continually add them to the list. If you'd like to use this feature, make sure it's enabled on the My Profile page and then specify the phrase you use in your logs to indicate a FTF.

Monday, May 24, 2010

New Well Rounded Cacher Option

The Well Rounded Cacher Challenge feature allows you to customize the requirements of a well rounded cacher challenge and then generate an image showing your progress. We've just added a new option so you can specify that your challenge requires that caches have been published after a specific date.

Moving Caches Excluded From Caching Radius Stats

Moving or traveling caches change location with each new finder. The finder takes the cache with them, rehides it and updates the coordinates on the cache homepage. These caches don't have a unique type on, but the cache page usually explains their behavior.

Since you might have found a moving cache in your hometown and now it's half way across the world, we've started to exclude these caches from the new "My Caching Radius" section. Please see our bookmark list of moving caches to find out which are excluded. If we're missing any, feel free to Contact Us and we'll add them to the list!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

New Profile Section - My Caching Radius!

We've added a new profile section called "My Caching Radius!" The new section lets you set your home coordinates on a map and then shows your nearest and farthest cache finds; your most northern, southern, eastern and western caches; and graphs analyzing the distance of all your cache finds from your home. To enable the feature, go to the My Profile page, scroll down to the new My Caching Radius section, set your home coordinates on the map and then upload your latest "My Finds" pocket query. Since this is a new section, you'll also need to export your HTML code and re-paste it into your profile to display the new images. If you have any problems or questions, Contact Us!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Track your Progress on the Minnesota DeLorme Challenge

We've added a profile section for tracking your progress on the Minnesota DeLorme Challenge. Upload your latest My Finds pocket query file on the My Account page to try it out.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Happy 10th Anniversary, Geocaching!

Geocaching celebrates its 10th anniversary today! You may have heard of, or even attended, some of the special "10 Years!" events that took place over the last few days. We've added the icons for this event type to the Cache Types I've Found and Well Rounded Cacher criteria. Remember, in order to see the changes, you need to upload your latest My Finds pocket query.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Track your Progress on the Missouri DeLorme Challenge

We've added a profile section for tracking your progress on the Missouri DeLorme Challenge. Upload your latest My Finds pocket query file on the My Account page to try it out.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Site Issues (FIXED)

These issues have been resolved.

Our web hosting provider is having some glitches today that are affecting the site. You may notice that your profile images are not updating after you upload your pocket query. You may also have some issues seeing your profile images. We hope to have this sorted out very soon. Thanks.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Problem With Uploading Pocket Query

For about a week (roughly 3/6 to 3/10), the "My Finds" pocket queries from were sent out with an incorrect format. These broken queries won't work with the site and your upload/processing will freeze while reading the file. If this has happened to you, please get a new "My Finds" pocket query from They've now fixed the problem. Thanks!

Friday, February 26, 2010

New Chronology Chart - Finds Each Day of Year

We've added a new chart to the My Caching Chronology section that shows a grid of how many finds you've made on each day of the year. How many more days do you need to complete this challenge? Remember, leap day counts!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Canadian Province Map and Nebraska DeLorme

Your Canadian finds are now displayed on a map with provinces/territories shaded based on the number of finds. We've also added a profile section for tracking your progress on the Nebraska DeLorme Challenge. Upload your latest My Finds pocket query file on the My Account page to try it out.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Track your Progress on the Arizona DeLorme Challenge

We've added a profile section for tracking your progress on the Arizona DeLorme Challenge. Upload your latest My Finds pocket query file on the My Account page to try it out.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Lone Cacher or Group Cacher?

The My Profile page now lets you specify if your caching name reflects just one cacher or a group of cachers. This information will change your profile so it shows "Our" progress instead of "My" progress. After changing and saving this setting, remember to re-upload your pocket query. The first time you use the new labels you'll also need to re-export the HTML for your profile and re-paste it into your profile

Friday, January 1, 2010

Track Your Progress on the Kentucky DeLorme Challenge

We've added a profile section for tracking your progress on the Kentucky DeLorme Challenge. Upload your latest My Finds pocket query file on the My Account page to try it out.