Welcome to the homepage of the Maryland Geocaching Society!
Thanks to everyone who joined in making this year’s MGS Holiday Swap such a fun event. Delicious food, wonderful gifts, terrific company — what more could anyone ask for? (“CAM coins!” shouted a distant voice. “Quiet in the back!” I responded.) Speaking of CAM coins, the FedEx tracker says we’re still on target for a Thursday, Dec 7th delivery. We will post in the CAM forum thread when they arrive. Heck, I’ll probably hire a marching band when they arrive.
*** UPDATE 12/7:
The coins have arrived! Read this post for more info.
The MGS 15th Anniversary Geocoin is now available for pre-order. Please visit the forum thread for pricing and ordering information.
A formal announcement will be made on January 1st, but if you can’t wait till then to learn who next year’s MGS officers will be, visit the election thread.
Don’t forget to nominate your favorite caches and cachers for the 2017 MGS Awards. Visit the Awards Nominations thread for instructions on how to nominate. Nominations will close on December 31st, and voting will begin on January 1st. The award certificates will be presented at the Meet the Officers event in January. A current list of nominees can be viewed here.
Welcome to the homepage of the Maryland Geocaching Society.
Thanks to all who joined in making the Fall Picnic weekend such a fun time. Our next MGS event will be the 2017 MGS Geocaching Trivia Party held on Saturday, November 4th, at the Desert Rose Sweet Shop in Williamsport, MD, from 1 to 4pm. The event will feature pub-style trivia with Maryland- and geocaching-themed questions. You do not need to participate in the trivia contest to attend, and teams can be formed on the spot before trivia begins. Food and drink will be available for purchase. If you haven’t already done so, please log your will-attend so we can get a rough idea of how many folks to expect.
MGS LICENSE PLATES:
The latest batch of MGS specialty plates is now available for purchase! Add a shiny new set of MGS tags to your geomobile to show off your favorite hobby and to notify other FTF seekers that they are too late. Please visit the MGS License Plate page for instructions.
UPCOMING MGS EVENTS:
• Geocaching Trivia Party – November 4th – Williamsport
• Holiday Swap – December 2nd – Glen Burnie
RayDarLLC is pleased to announce version 1.33 of GeoNiche — the premier geocaching software available for PalmOS based handhelds.
Mapopolis has delivered an amzing utlity to geocachers! It has been a long standing dream of mapopolis users such as myself to be able to import gpx files into the program to use when caching. The idea is this would work much the same way ms pushpin files do. After several cachers myself included emailed Mapopolis requesting this feature they responded!
The first copy of this conversion utilty is now available! With the addition of the ability to import cache info via gpx files / pocket querries Mapopolis is now pherhaps the ultimate geocaching tool ever created!
You can download the utlity along with a how – to guide here
If you own a pocket pc or even a palm based PDA you owe it to yourself to at least download the demo and give it a shot!! I will be posting a full guide on using mapopolis to cache shortly,
For more information on Mapopolis please visit www.mapopolis.com
Just wanted to give you guys a heads up on two GREAT deals at Costco. 1st they have an awesome deal on two Motorola T5710 FRS/GMRS radios. The kit includes the radios, rechargeable batteries and charger, new faceplates, and hands free kits. The set is currently only 49.99
Second they also have AWESOME deals on both Compact Flash and SD memory cards. 256 meg sd cards are 55 bux after a 10.00 coupon. Compact Flash cards are even cheaper at 49. These are the best prices I’ve seen in some time.