Outdoor GPS-based games are all the rage right now. From Australia to Zimbabwe, enthusiasts are getting outside and finding new locations using their GPS devices.
GeoCheckpointing is the latest GPS-based game to launch. If you've ever tried Waymarking, GeoCheckpointing will sound familiar. The simple concept is why GPS-based games are steadily gaining in popularity. As with many of these games, a player simply needs a handheld GPS that can accept latitude and longitude coordinates and an internet connection to participate.
Located mostly in Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, GeoCheckpoints are mainly found near major cities within the aforementioned European countries. Players can find a point using GeoCheckpointing's website and then load it onto their handheld GPS to begin the adventure.
To keep track, GeoCheckpoints are catalogued by a three-digit code, which is used to log both the points and the visits online. The code is found at the GeoCheckpoint location and is usually enclosed in a waterproof container to protect it from outside elements.
GeoCheckpointing accounts are free so there's no time like the present to start out on a GeoCheckpointing expedition! For those without a GPS, rentals are available at some outdoor gear retailers and community libraries.