What is GeoCheckpointing
GeoCheckpointing is an outdoor game where participants use a GPS device or a map to find control points called GeoCheckpoints. The goal of every GeoCheckpoint is to show you some interesting place. Some GeoCheckpoints are placed in a beautiful nature while others can be found in charming corners of cities.
These 6 x 8-centimetre control points contain a three-letter code. Your task is to find the GeoCheckpoint, note the code and use it to log your visit at our website.
You can enjoy GeoCheckpointing any time and anywhere in the world. Check out member's section of our website for GeoCheckpoints in the area which you are going to visit, note the GPS coordinates or GeoCheckpoint's position on the map and start the hunt. Every user can also place new GeoCheckpoints for others.
Geocheckpointing is great activity for both individuals and groups. You can search GeoCheckpoints alone, with friends or with your family. Everything you need to start is a free account at GeoCheckpointing.com.
Difference from Other GPS Games
At first glance, GeoCheckpointing may look similar to some other GPS games. However, as soon as you find your first GeoCheckpoint, you will see a big difference.
GeoCheckpointing requires significantly less time spent on the computer, when seeking the GeoCheckpoints and when logging your finds. Also placing new GeoCheckpoints is much easier.
You will enjoy another searching experience. You will still need to invest some effort to find GeoCheckpoints, but you will discover them sooner then the search becomes boring. Seeking for GeoCheckpoints requires using your eyes, not digging in the earth, damaging walls or climbing up a tree. When you find a GeoCheckpoint, simply note the three-letter code and you are ready to continue to another one. It takes only a few seconds. Find multiple GeoCheckpoints, instead of seeking one for a long time, and visit more interesting places during a single trip.
When you come back from your trip, logging every visit will require no more than a few seconds. Just log in to your account, type the GeoCheckpoint's number, the three-letter code and select the rating. You need only to type a few characters and make four mouse clicks to log your visit. In other words, spend more time outdoors and less time with the computer.
You can enjoy this game no matter what kind of equipment you own. Use handheld GPS or GPS enabled smartphone with any operating system (there is no need to be online). Search even without GPS -- many people successfully search using a map provided in the members section.
If you are competitive you may like the players ranking based on the number of found GeoCheckpoints. If not, simply do not care and have a fun.
Placing new GeoCheckpoints is really user-friendly. Create one or more as described in the guide and take them always with you. Any time you find some interesting place, you can put a GeoCheckpoint there. It will take no more than three minutes.
If any GeoCheckpoint requires maintenance or is stolen, it can be quickly and easily replaced. Any user (not only the GeoCheckpoint founder) can replace it. Therefore you can place GeoCheckpoints anywhere, even to places you do not plan to visit again. This way, users can help to keep all GeoCheckpoints available most of the time.
Since GeoCheckpoints are clearly visible, users do not attract unwanted attention. Even a GeoCheckpoint placed in a busy street can be found without waiting for the right moment. Do not wait for ages -- simply go to the GeoCheckpoint, remember the code and write it down the next moment.
GeoCheckpoint founders can use a zip tie to make it difficult to steal the GeoCheckpoint. Check out example hides to learn more.