Those of you that have been following my blog for awhile, know that I quite often use geocaching to enhance my RV adventures. Geocaching (geocaching.com) takes you to places you would most likely never venture on your own. Recently I discovered that Ground Speak, the parent company of Geocaching.com, operates another website called http://www.waymarking.com/ .
The website lists the following basics of waymarking:
“What is waymarking?
Waymarking is a way to mark unique locations on the planet and give them a voice. While GPS technology allows us to pinpoint any location on the planet, mark the location, and share it with others, waymarking is the toolset for categorizing and adding unique information for that location. Groundspeak’s slogan is “The Language of Location” and our goal is to give people the tools to help others share and discover unique and interesting locations on the planet. We invite you to share your part of the world with us through Waymarking.com.
What is a waymark?
A waymark is a physical location on the planet marked by coordinates (latitude/longitude) and contains unique information defined by its waymark category. An outdoor maze category, for example, could contain information like price of admission and days of operation, while a statue category may describe the artist’s medium and date of dedication.”
A few examples of what you are likely to see listed on the site are:
With subcategories such as Historical Markers, Register of Historic Places, Highways and Byways, WPA projects, Ghost Towns and more.
With subcategories such as Final Resting Places, Pony Express Monuments, Statues, Memorial Sites and more.
With subcategories such as Places of Geologic Significance, Ranger Stations, Civilian Conservation Corps, National Landmarks and more.
By clicking on any of the listings and entering an area you would like to explore you will be presented with a list of places fitting that category along with the name and a short description of the place. Clicking on the item of interest will provide the coordinates for the site, more in depth information along with other information. It is then just a matter of entering the coordinates in your GPS and heading off.
Wayfinding, a whole new adventure in RVing. Stay tuned!
Monuments and Other Points of Interest.
Dave Helgeson’s many roles in the RV industry started before he even had a driver’s license. His grandparents and father owned an RV dealership before the term “RV” had been coined, and Dave played a pivotal role in nearly every position of an RV dealership. He and his wife Cheri launched their own RV dealership in the Pacific Northwest. The duo also spent 29 years overseeing regional RV shows. Dave has also served as President of a local chapter of the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA), worked on the board of advisors for the RV Technician Program of a local technical college, and served as a board member of the Manufactured Home and RV Association. Dave’s reputation earned him the title of “The foremost expert on boondocking,” bestowed by RV industry icon, the late Gary Bunzer (The RV Doctor). When he’s not out boondocking, you’ll find Dave in the spotlight at RV shows across the country, giving seminars about all things RVing. He and Cheri currently roam in their fifth travel trailer, with Dave doing all the service, repair and modifications to his own unit.