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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2004 11:10 am    Post subject: Metro Cache Density? Reply with quote

I was doing my usual lurking in the #geocache IRC channel and they were discussing cache dense areas... Apparently they were talking about this thread on the geocaching.com Forum...

Marky's suggestion was to take the total number of caches in a 4 mile radius around your zipcode and divide the total by 100. Double the result and you will "get the average number of caches per square mile".

Within four miles of 55337 there are 37 caches / 100 = .37, doubled = .74.
Within four miles of my home coordinates (N 44 47.470 W 093 14.725) there are 39 caches / 100 = .39, doubled = .78.

Knowing KB's home coordinates (give or take a few feet of center Wink) I calculated his area's cache density Wink

Within four miles of N 45 03.092 W 093 15.403 there are 49 caches / 100 = .49, doubled - .98. I was expecting more out of the King Very Happy

What do you guys find around the metro?
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Kitch
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2004 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmmm OK i'll do the math...

From my zip code 55075.
35 so that means... .35 doubled is .70

not enough if you ask me....
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2004 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Up at the cabin. 54830 Danbury WI.
3 for .03 double that to .06 Crying or Very sad
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King Boreas
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2004 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, let's see what's available:

LaBelle Park, McKenna Park, Mathaire Park, Gauvitte Park, Ostrander Park, Keyes Park, Huset Park (East), Hart Lake

That's just Columbia Heights.

Expand a bit and these would still be under 4 miles:

Waite Park, Driftwood Park, Commons Park, Community Park, Central Park, Silver Oaks Park, Emerald Park, Hansen Park, Southwest Park, Deming Heights Park

and that's not even going across the river.
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pto
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2004 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From 55103 = 49

So .98

Not nearly as dense as I often thought

My cabin is near a border of twnshp's as well as counties, so depending on who you ask, either zip can be correct- even though we are not in either Clam Falls or Luck.
54837 & 54853

2 (both mine) =.04 & 0/0.00

I have to get busy!
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2004 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm more than four miles from my zip code center. From my home (not a cabin): .08

If it weren't for team-deadhead: .02

Thanks team-deadhead!
Thanks Thomasina and Marksman!

Edit: That's kind of scary that KB can rattle off 18 parks without crossing the river??


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TwentySeven
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2004 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a .06 before I put my 2 out. Now its at .10. Let's see what L.A. has. Mmmm... 90038 is a .88. And there are litteraly 100 zippcodes in the LA area! WOW!
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2004 3:36 pm    Post subject: cache density Reply with quote

out here in 55045 it is .08 and at 55731 in Ely it is .1
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2004 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what's memphis??
from 38103 "amtrak" location...is 26
.26 double =.52
here I thought memphis was the hotbed?? not in this little spot.
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2004 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

White Bear Lake 55110= .30
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2004 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

55426 - near RJ Land has 73 caches = 1.46
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2004 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

98008=1.8 (home of Geocaching.com)
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Moe the Sleaze
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2004 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From "Oxbow Park", the closest cache to my home in Champlin:

33 caches = .66 caches per sq mi.

This is a little misleading, however, since many of them are across the Mississippi River and much more than 4 miles to get to by any mode other than helicopter.
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2004 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moe the Sleaze wrote:
This is a little misleading, however, since many of them are across the Mississippi River and much more than 4 miles to get to by any mode other than helicopter.

You're a geo-stud. You can just use your Moejo to get over there in a single bound, right? Smile
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2004 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rickrich wrote:
55426 - near RJ Land has 73 caches = 1.46

Thanks for doing the math for me richrich! That's a whole lotta caches! Very Happy
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