If you are looking for Geocache listing sites, there are quite a few out there, but this article is not about those! This is a compilation of some very useful and helpful geocaching websites, that will help you with things like mapping, statistics, travel bug tracking, coordinate checking and much more.
We hope this will be a work in progress, and if YOU have a favorite helpful geocaching website, please leave a comment or email us directly.
Please note that some of these websites may not be completely up to date, but we think you'll still find them very useful.
Statistics, Maps, Tools and MORE:
Project Geocaching is a site with the goal to provide dynamically generated statistics as well as maps and tools for all the geocachers in the world. It uses the Groundspeak Geocaching Live API and requires you to authenticate with your Geocaching.com account.
An online utility that creates maps and profiles from geographic data. It is free and easy to use, yet powerful and extremely customizable. Input can be in the form of GPS data (tracks and waypoints), driving routes, street addresses, or simple coordinates.
Travel Bug® Sites:
Travel Bug Rescue
A place to submit a rescue request and ask other geocachers for help in moving your travel bug along. For the rescue teams, there is a map to see the TBs that need help. Additionally, as a rescuer you can register to watch an area and be informed as soon as a new TB in your territory needs help.
A site for Travel Bug Races, brought to you by the owners of the TB Rescue site. You can join a race or start your own.
Another site for Travel Bug Races, where you can join a race or start your own.
A Travel Bug tracking website with interactive maps & statistics for geocaching travel bugs, geocoins and all your trackable items.
CacherStats - lists of top ranked players
Zinnware List - Geocachers with the most finds or with over 100 caches hidden
Geocaching Rank Stat Bar - register to get a Stat Bar that shows your rank in the world
Downloads and Printables:
Geocacher University - an older site, but it has some good downloads and printables
GClogbuch - A log sheet collection with about 150 logbooks in various sizes in different languages (most in German and English)
Coordinate Checker sites:
Use these tools to validate coordinates for puzzle caches
Search & Shortcuts:
GizmoGuy411’s Geocaching Hints and Shortcuts
A wealth of information on how to use Geocaching.com in interesting ways
Geocaching Quick Search (mobile friendly)
A powerful and flexible search engine for caches & trackables
A site which aims to improve the accessibility of Geocaching for disabled people all over the world with a simple rating system for caches, as well as tools and resources for disabled geocachers.
An extension for www.geocaching.com that enables you to rate the quality of caches. You add your vote with a single click and it displays the average of all quality votes received for any geocache.
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