This summer global leader in satellite navigation Garmin, together with Geocaching.com and Frontier Canada, is encouraging people to put down their remote controls and get into the great outdoors.
The growing popularity of geocaching as a family activity has led to a spin-off game known as ‘snap-caching’, this is where you seek out your geocache and then photograph or ‘snap’ a beautiful view close-by, tagging it to help others locate the view in future.
Garmin is promoting this new form of geocaching by running a county caching competition this summer. You can even win a trip to Canada and a brand new Oregon 550 touchscreen handheld GPS system with built-in 3.2 Mega pixel camera.
Andrew Silver Garmin’s Outdoor Product Manager said: “A major part of geocaching is experiencing the outdoors and sharing places with others ¬– taking digital photographs and geotagging them fits in well with this experience, as it lets the photographer share his best images with an audience.
“Snap-caching is the best of both worlds allowing people to share their geocaching adventures and their favourite pictures at the same time.”
There are hundreds of geocaches to find across counties in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales – all you have to do is go to www.geocaching.com/garminphoto and find your nearest cache. Once you have plugged it into your GPS and trekked to your final destination, take a quick photo and upload it to the website. The best photograph will win the trip to Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada and a Garmin Oregon 550.
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