What is Project-GC?
Project-GC is a website that aims to provide dynamic statistics for all geocachers in the world, not just the ones that can get GSAK to work! Besides statistics there are several map tools. I find these ones particularly helpful:
- compare your finds with your friends, this is great for trip planning.
- map your uncompleted Difficultly/Terrain matrix, date placed and month placed caches.
- Statistics, there are way to many of these to even think of listing, but you name it, it’s there!
- the tool to find duplicate logs
Project -GC have a goal to ‘make the best third party geocaching site available’ and o far I think they are winning.
Why do I want to use it?
Using this website might mean you don’t need to learn how to get GSAK up and running, particularly if you have admired other geocachers pretty stats and want some of your own. There are plenty of things you can’t do on geocaching.com that you can easily do on Project-GC.
Do I really have to pay for it?
No you don’t but you do get an increased level of service and some extra functions if you do. Membership cost €18 per year and includes and heap of feature, including daily update of your own statistics, instead of weekly.
How do I get started?
Head on over to the Project-GC website. There are a few things that work without logging in, but the best features are access but clicking the Authenticate button in the top right hand corner. When you click this button, the website head off to geocaching.com and ask you to confirm that you are will ask you if you are ok with Project-GC accessing your public Geocaching.com profile. Click allow access and you will be re-directed back to the Project-GC website. Now it’s time to start playing. You can’t break it, so just click around and have fun!