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Where's In A Name?
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A cache site that moves around the globe, takes two to log, but can be done from home! Crusso, founder.
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With winter approaching I decided to come up with a cache that can be located from home but requires lots of effort to log a find. This cache allows you to stay warm and dry while meeting Geocachers around the world! It will also result in a find for both cachers involved as each Geocacher will find one coord. of the two required.

In order to locate this cache you will have to make contact with another Geocacher. It just happens that about 90% of the time that Geocacher will be located in a foreign country! He may not even speak your language! Intrigued?

The way this cache works, you will first have to generate a coord whose value is based on your geocaching Username. Then you need to locate this point somewhere on the globe, contact a Geocacher in that area and have him snap a picture of his GPS at those coordinates. He will email you the picture which you will both log as a find.

Sound simple? Still intrigued? Then dig in!

Now to the logistics:

  1. Convert your Geocaching handle to a coordinate.
    Using a telephone keypad and your Username, convert your Username into numbers such that:

    A, B or C='2'

    D, E or F='3'; etc.

    If your name is five letters or shorter, you must use the entire name and can fill in the remaining values as desired or leave them "open" for your buddy to have some leeway. You must use your regular Username, no creating new ones just for this cache!

    This process will generate one coord.

    IE: my Username 'Crusso' converts to 27°87.76'. However, "87" is larger than "60" minutes which is a problem. If this happens, as it will with some names, just add "1 (one)" to the degrees and subtract 60 from the minutes. This gives me 28°27.76'. Geocaching uses the DD°MM.mmmmm' format, which is degrees, minutes.decimal minutes. No conversion is needed on the decimal portion.

    My result is 28°27.76' as one coord. I can add 0-9 to the end to space it out to seven places or leave it "open" (to allow for some variance at the cache site). That coord. can be either N/S/E or W depending on how it converts.

  2. Locate your appropriate Lat or Long line on a map or globe.
    My coord. (28°27.76'), when taken as 28 deg N goes through N. Africa & Mexico; 28 deg S goes through S. Africa, S. America & Australia; 28 deg E goes through Central Africa & Some of Europe; 28 deg W is mostly water. This gives you THOUSANDS of square miles of area to work with.

    Now comes the tricky part!

  3. Locate an area for your second coord.
    At this point you may want to visit the Geocaching forums and see what areas intersect with your line of lat. or long. and have active cachers.

  4. Now that you have an idea of an area where a possible second coord. is, attempt to make contact with a Geocacher in any area along the coord. that you created above.

    You can use whatever means necessary for contact: Geocaching forums, phone, email, personal contacts, etc.

    Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to persuade another Geocacher to get out there and take a photo of his GPSr (with the coords clearly visible) at ANY coord. (choice is his) that intersects with the coord. you created from your username above. A photo of the surrounding area would be great as well!

    A point located IN a foreign city would make a better photo then somewhere in the woods! Let's see who has the most imagination and comes up with the most interesting place.

    I must be able to translate your username and clearly see that that coord. is accurately represented in the GPS photo.

  5. Once that photo is taken, you need to get it into your possession.

    Your buddy can upload it for you to the site. He can email it for you to post. Then you need to post the log for the find with the photo and tell us where the point is located.

  6. In order for both of you to get credit for the cache, your buddy must email me stating that he took the photo and reference your Username, or put this info into his log if he posts the photo directly for you.

    This way you can both log a cache. If he does not log, or if you have someone other than a Geocacher do this for you, you will get solo credit providing you have the photo with your log.

    Dig out those globes, brush off your language dictionaries, and warm up your skills of persuasion.

    Email me if you need help with the conversions!

Instructions for Posting a Where's In A Name? Waymark:
Remember, in order to log this cache, I must have photographic proof that the Geocacher you contacted found the coordinates which resulted from the translation of your username. I need to have the coordinates your username translated to in your log as well as be able to see them in the photograph of the GPSr at those coordinates. Good Luck!
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Where's In A Name?Grahame Cookie, N47º 24.263', Soap Lake, Washington

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Grahame (Cookie) converted to 47 24.263 I checked out Tasmania, and NOT a chance, and even FAR South New Zealand was not capable of qualifying. Checked out the Northern hemisphere. So contacted Sootey, from Washington, USA. SUCCESS

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: Washington

date approved: 10/23/2014

last visited: 10/22/2014

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Where's In A Name?DocDTA, Enid, Oklahoma

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This one took some help, but here it is.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DocDTA

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 1/5/2014

last visited: never

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Where's In A Name?Sassoeur (W073° 17.638) - St-Jean, Qc

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Sassoeur se transforme en 72 77 638 = W 73° 17.638 / Sassoeur translates to 72 77 638 = W073° 17.638

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sassoeur & Cie

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 1/2/2014

last visited: 11/23/2014

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Where's In A Name?puczmeloun (W 078° 29.635) - Newtonville, Ontario, Canada

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The waypoint is located on the south side of Durham Highway 2, 100 meters west of Newtonville Road. It is near the centre of the village of Newtonville.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 11/18/2013

last visited: 12/1/2013

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Where's In A Name?Ossewa (67 73 92 or W68°13.920') Acadia National Park, Maine, USA

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The coordinates are located on Duck Brook Bridge, a car road within Acadia National Park in Maine, USA. Thanks to Acadiahiker, who went out to GZ and took the pictures.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ossewa

location: Maine

date approved: 7/1/2013

last visited: never

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Where's In A Name?Denben 336236 or N 34 02.36 - Black Canyon City, Arizona

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The coordinates are located in a nice and quiet desert landscape with cactus mountains in Black Canyon City, Arizona. Thanks to the team Cactusart Kids who took the pictures for us.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Arizona

date approved: 1/6/2013

last visited: 8/5/2014

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Where's In A Name?Denben 336236 or N 34 02.36 - Gadsden, Alabama

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The coordinates N 34° 02.365 W 086° 01.056, are just behind the elementary school where the team of geocachers BakerBunch35904's children are going.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Alabama

date approved: 1/2/2013

last visited: never

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Where's In A Name?Denben 336236 or N 34 02.36 - Broken Bow, Oklahoma

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Thanks to the team car0less for taking the pictures for us in Broken Bow, Oklahoma (2175 km from our home in Canada).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 1/1/2013

last visited: 10/8/2014

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Where's In A Name?W 087.35.672 - Orange Beach, Alabama

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Treknschmidt W087.35.672 Orange Beach, AL looks far more desirable in December than the 6 inches of snow we have here in Canada at the moment.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Treknschmidt

location: Alabama

date approved: 12/29/2012

last visited: never

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Where's In A Name?Denben 336236 or N 34 02.36 - Carolina Beach, NC

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The coordinates corresponding to our Geocaching name are located on St. Joseph street in Carolina Beach, North Carolina. Thanks to lukescasch for taking the pictures for us.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: North Carolina

date approved: 12/5/2012

last visited: never

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Where's In A Name?Flipper&co N35.47.737

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What's in a Name : Flipper&co

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member FLIPPER&CO

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 9/25/2012

last visited: 11/18/2012

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Where's In A Name?DLB67 - N 35 26.7 - Rose State College, Midwest City, Oklahoma

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Johnson Plaza at Rose State College in Midwest City, Oklahoma.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BIO-HAZRD

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 8/14/2012

last visited: 8/4/2012

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Where's In A Name?UtahSteve = 8824783 - Morris, Illinois

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Thanks to CLDISME for helping me get this waymark published.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member UtahSteve

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/30/2012

last visited: never

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Where's In A Name?Skyecat - 76 33.228

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Discovered my name translates to West 76 33.228

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Skyecat

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 4/26/2012

last visited: 8/6/2014

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Where's In A Name?DougK = (36845) or N 37 24.5 - Ulistac View, Santa Clara, CA

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This 'Where's In A Name' spot overlooks the Ulistac Natural Area in Santa Clara, California. It is near the corner of Tasman Drive and Lick Mill Boulevard

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 3/4/2012

last visited: never

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Where's In A Name?DougK = (36845) or N 37 24.5 - Monta Loma Park, Mountain View, CA

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Several 'Where's In my Name' spots can be found in Monta Loma Park in Mountain View, California. I was able to walk along the latitude line on a meadow in the park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 3/3/2012

last visited: never

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Where's In A Name?DougK = (36845) or N 37 24.5 - San Tomas-Aquino Creek Trail, Santa Clara, CA

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This 'Where's In A Name' spot is alongside the San Tomas-Aquino Creek Trail in Santa Clara, California. This is a hike-bike trail near the San Francisco Bay marshlands.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 2/29/2012

last visited: never

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Where's In A Name?Dinsdags-kind = N 35º 07.324 (Noble, Oklahoma, USA)

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My name translates to 35º 07.324. In this case it brings you to a cemetry in Oklahoma.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dinsdags-kind

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 12/29/2011

last visited: 11/4/2012

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Where's In A Name?Tprints - Where's MY name?

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Decided to find my name's coords and then visit the site myself on a cache trip across the country.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tprints

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/7/2011

last visited: 9/19/2011

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Where's In A Name?Hamquilter = 43° 07.845 (North) - New York

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The Hamquilter name translates to North coordinates of 43° 07.845. Thanks to PTCrazy for his excellent assistance in locating a spot with these coordinates.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: New York

date approved: 11/17/2011

last visited: 4/28/2012

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Where's In A Name?Rikitan = W 074°54.826 = I-80 near Blairstown, NJ

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My name's coordinates (western latitude) is crossing the I-80 highway near Blairstown in Warren county, New Jersey. Thanks to KBer for driving to this spot for me.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rikitan

location: New Jersey

date approved: 11/11/2011

last visited: never

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Where's In A Name?fishingwishing = 35º 14.464 Norman, OK

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Thanks to 99 of Max and 99 for locating, traveling to and putting together the information for this waymark!

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member fishingwishing

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 11/10/2011

last visited: 10/23/2011

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Where's In A Name?wottles = 097º 28.537 - The Margaret Annis Boys Arboretum in Edmond, Oklahoma

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Margaret Annis Boys Arboretum in Edmond, Oklahoma is the location of Wottles' converted name (9728537) Many Thanks to Max and 99 without their help this waymark wouldn't be possible to show!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member wottles

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 11/6/2011

last visited: 11/24/2011

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Where's In A Name?Northern Coords for "3l diesel"

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Have some fun with 3l diesel's "Where's in a Name" coodinates. Special thanks to Max and 99 for helping establish this waymark.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 3l diesel

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 11/6/2011

last visited: 6/20/2014

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Where's In A Name?G.I.Jared - 44º 52.733 - Salem, Oregon

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G.I.Jared converts to a coordinate that matches Padington's Pizza, a family restaurant with two locations in Salem.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member G.I.Jared

location: Oregon

date approved: 10/30/2011

last visited: 9/7/2013

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