High-tech hunting in new global game

  • 2003-05-15
  • Aleksei Gunter
TALLINNWhen U.S. President Bill Clinton lifted restrictions on the use of the Global Positioning System for nonmilitary purposes, little did he know that the move would quickly give rise to a new and rather elaborate sport.Just two days after Clinton's announcement on May 1, 2000, someone planted the first geocache near Portland, Oregon.GPS stash hunting - or geocaching - is a game for GPS users who set up caches and share the locations via the Web to enable others to find them. A cache usually contains nothing of real value - just knickknacks. The thrill is simply in finding the cache. Ea...
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