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Where's In A Name?
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Description:
A cache site that moves around the globe, takes two to log, but can be done from home! Crusso, founder.
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With winter approaching I decided to come up with a cache that can be located from home but requires lots of effort to log a find. This cache allows you to stay warm and dry while meeting Geocachers around the world! (Original description above)

In order to post a waymark in this category you will have to make contact with another person. It just happens that about 90% of the time that it will be a Geocacher who is located in a foreign country! He may not even speak your language! Intrigued?

The way this waymark works, you will first have to generate a coord whose value is based on your entire geocaching/waymarking Username, without adding leading zeroes. Then you need to locate this point somewhere on the globe, contact a Geocacher or waymarker in that area and have him/her snap a picture of his GPS at those coordinates.

Sound simple? Still intrigued? Then dig in!

Now to the logistics:

  1. Convert your entire Geocaching handle to a coordinate (March 23, 2021 update: it must match the format of N 31°45.867). Do not add zeroes to the beginning.
    Using a telephone keypad and your Username, convert your entire Username into numbers such that:

    A, B or C='2'

    D, E or F='3'; etc.

    If your name is five letters or shorter, you must use the entire name and can fill in the remaining values as desired or leave them "open" for your buddy to have some leeway. You must use your regular Username, no creating new ones just for this cache!

    This process will generate one coord. The other coordinate can be anywhere.

    IE: my Username 'Crusso' converts to 27°87.76'. However, "87" is larger than "60" minutes which is a problem. If this happens, as it will with some names, just add "1 (one)" to the degrees and subtract 60 from the minutes. This gives me 28°27.76'. Geocaching uses the DD°MM.mmmmm' format, which is degrees, minutes.decimal minutes. No conversion is needed on the decimal portion.

    My result is 28°27.76' as one coord. I can add 0-9 to the end to space it out to seven places or leave it "open" (to allow for some variance at the cache site). That coord. can be either N/S/E or W depending on how it converts.

  2. Locate your appropriate Lat or Long line on a map or globe.
    My coord. (28°27.76'), when taken as 28 deg N goes through N. Africa & Mexico; 28 deg S goes through S. Africa, S. America & Australia; 28 deg E goes through Central Africa & Some of Europe; 28 deg W is mostly water. This gives you THOUSANDS of square miles of area to work with.

    Now comes the tricky part!

    Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to persuade another Geocacher or Waymarker to get out there and take a photo of his GPSr (with the coords clearly visible) at ANY coord. (choice is his) that intersects with the coord that you created from your username above. A photo of the surrounding area would be great as well!

    A point located IN a foreign city would make a better photo then somewhere in the woods! Let's see who has the most imagination and comes up with the most interesting place.

    I must be able to translate your username and clearly see that that coord. is accurately represented in the GPS photo.

  3. Once that photo is taken, you need to get it into your possession.

    Your buddy can upload it for you to the site. He can email it for you to post. You then create the waymark page with the required information. Indicate in the waymark variable who took the photo for you.

  4. Dig out those globes, brush off your language dictionaries, and warm up your skills of persuasion.

    Email me if you need help with the conversions!

Instructions for Posting a Where's In A Name? Waymark:
Remember, in order to post a waymark, I must have photographic proof that the Geocacher, Waymarker, or other person you contacted found the coordinates which resulted from the translation of your username. I need to have the coordinates your username translated to in your waymark description as well as be able to see them in the photograph of the GPSr at those coordinates.

*The category description was updated on June 29,2020, to help clarify some confusion. I added the variable to give a consistent place for credit to the person who helped you. If it was not a geocacher or waymarker, you don't have to give their full real name.

A suggestion for the title of your waymark:

Username, Coord from converted name, City, State (or country)

Good Luck!
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
A photograph is required of your GPS receiver clearly showing the coordinates and the place.

A photo showing the area would be a great addition to the waymark gallery.

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Where's In A Name?GroVicking - N48°08.425 - Cast, Finistère, Bretagne, France

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Les coordonnées pour le nom converti de GroVicking se trouvent en Bretagne en pleine campagne. Merci à Pierre "pépé29" pour avoir trouvé cet endroit / The coordinates for the converted name of GroVicking are in Brittany in the open countryside. Thanks to Pierre "pépé29" for finding this place.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GroVicking

location: Bretagne, France

date approved: 7/20/2022

last visited: never

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Where's In A Name?Walking Boots - W 92 55.464 - Kenyon, Minnesota

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These coordinates for Walking Boots' converted name can be found out in the countryside, next to Hegre Lutheran Church. A huge thank you to Max and 99 and Boreal Walker for finding this place

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Walking Boots

location: Minnesota

date approved: 7/15/2022

last visited: never

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Where's In A Name?Benchmark Blasterz - 24* 02.462 - Suomusjarvi, Finland

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A Texas-sized THANK Y'ALL to Smurffaaja and his cousin ScroogieII for this waymark!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Finland

date approved: 7/1/2022

last visited: never

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Where's In A Name?CAVinoGal - 23° 24.664 - Salo, Finland

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Thanks to Smurffaaja for finding a spot on the globe that matched my converted name!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CAVinoGal

location: Finland

date approved: 6/24/2022

last visited: 6/24/2022

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Where's In A Name?FamilieFrohne - 33° 04.543 - Hoblitzelle Park, Plano, TX

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A big "Thank you!" goes to Benchmark Blasterz, who did take the picture at the converted coordinates for us.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member FamilieFrohne

location: Texas

date approved: 5/15/2022

last visited: never

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Where's In A Name?T-Team! - 88° 32.6XX - Farmington, KY, USA

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My username is T-Team!. Converted, this gives 88.32.6XX Special thanks to cache&Carrie! for finding this spot.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T-Team!

location: Kentucky

date approved: 5/11/2022

last visited: never

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Where's In A Name?r.e.s.t.seekers - 74 18.733 - Riverdale, NJ

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The coordinates derived from my cache name can be found near Walmart in Riverside, New Jersey.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member r.e.s.t.seekers

location: New Jersey

date approved: 3/20/2022

last visited: never

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Where's In A Name?Becktracker - 23.258722 - Inkereentie, Salo, Finland

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Becktracker is located on a road east of Salo in Finland. Thanks to Smurffaaja for locating this place in Finland.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Becktracker

location: Finland

date approved: 3/23/2021

last visited: 11/24/2021

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Where's In A Name?Itamae -> 48°26.23

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Hi, my username is Itamae. Converted, this gives 48°26.23. Special thanks to Chouette28 for going to the latitude and finding a very pretty place.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Itamae

location: Centre-Val-de-Loire, France

date approved: 8/15/2020

last visited: never

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Where's In A Name?Vulture1957 - 88° 58.873' - Janesville, Wisconsin USA

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Geocacher Wenryett (Wendy) found my west longitude coordinate 88° 58.873' on the Ice Age National Scenic Trail as it goes thru Janesville, WI.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member vulture1957

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 7/12/2020

last visited: never

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Where's In A Name?8Nuts MotherGoose, W87 28.766, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

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Our name converts to W87 28.766. That put us in Alabama, USA

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose

location: Alabama

date approved: 12/9/2019

last visited: never

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Where's In A Name?Max and 99 - 63º 32.639 - Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Big thanks to Lynx Humble for taking photos for our converted name!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 12/3/2019

last visited: 10/28/2019

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Where's In A Name?N50.77058, E 'TeamYakara' (8.326925), Hauptstraße, Nazenbach, Dillenberg, Hessen, Germany

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From Kleinmeersstraat, Mal-Tongeren to Hauptstraße in Nazenbach, Dillenburg, Hessen, Germany

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member TeamYakara

location: Hessen, Germany

date approved: 7/8/2019

last visited: 7/9/2019

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Where's In A Name?Sara et Gege -W073 12.384 -Mont Saint Hilaire,Canada

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Le Chemin des Patriotes à Beloeil à Mont Saint Hilaire au Canada.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sara et gege

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 3/5/2019

last visited: 7/19/2020

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Where's In A Name?BoomersOTR N. 27 06.378

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Located in Southwest Florida not far from Interstate 75 for a quick grab and go.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BoomersOTR

location: Florida

date approved: 1/4/2019

last visited: 1/1/2019

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Where's In A Name?Tnwave - Swiss Colony, Hohenwald, TN

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Found my Geo name back in my hometown of Hohenwald, TN. Had to fly home for a Christmas visit and this waymark. That made it a sweet trip.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tnwave

location: Tennessee

date approved: 12/14/2018

last visited: 11/27/2019

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Where's In A Name?dkestrel - Territorial Jail at Geary, OK

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These coordinates for dkestrel's converted name bring you to Geary, OK at the Territorial Jail. The jail is across the street from the Canadian Rivers Historical Society Museum (100 E. Main St.). Many Thanks to maxand99 for putting this together!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dkestrel

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 9/26/2018

last visited: never

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Where's In A Name?3L diesel - at Centennial High School, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA

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3L diesel = 35° 34.373, and Vulture1957 got the coordinates to the 3rd decimal place. 1301 NE 101st St (101st and Kelley) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA . Special thanks to Vulture1957 for setting up this waymark.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 3l diesel

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/20/2018

last visited: 2/29/2020

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Where's In A Name?WistfulKate - N 35º 57.126 W 095º 18.385

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Long Bay Marina on Lake Fort Gibson in Wagoner, Oklahoma - Special thanks to maxand99 for the photos!

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WistfulKate

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/20/2018

last visited: 5/16/2018

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Where's In A Name?tofixe W 86º 34.93

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My nickname is tofixe. It is equal to 86º 34.93. Max and 99 helped me in this waymark. Thanks!!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tofixe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 6/12/2018

last visited: 5/18/2018

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Where's In A Name?Trail Blaisers - W87° 24.525'

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Out of the blue a month or so ago, Max and 99 contacted me to say they had found a beautiful location to mark my "Where's In A Name?". Thank you so much! You'll find me in Devil's Backbone State Natural Area in Tennessee.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

location: Tennessee

date approved: 6/8/2018

last visited: 5/20/2018

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Where's In A Name?elyob - N 36° 36.27

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Thank you very much to Max and 99 for all their efforts.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elyob

location: Missouri

date approved: 6/8/2018

last visited: 5/16/2018

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Where's In A Name?Vulture1957 - 88° 58.873 Starved Rock State Park, Illinois USA

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Wildcat Canyon and the Bluff Creek Trail in the Starved Rock State Park, Oglesby, Illinois. Photographed by Cldisme. The longitude goes thru many states, but I chose the state I grew up in to find someone to help me with this waymark.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member vulture1957

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/25/2018

last visited: 2/24/2018

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Where's In A Name?jonathanatpsu - 57°02.842

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My name in coordinates from Scotland

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jonathanatpsu

location: Northern Scotland, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/4/2017

last visited: 8/10/2019

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Where's In A Name?mTn_biKer65 - W 69° 02.453

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Located just West of Belfast, Maine on Belmont Avenue (ME 3)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member mTn_biKer65

location: Maine

date approved: 4/28/2017

last visited: never

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