This short version includes the essentials about making a cache. Some things that are out of scope :
Don't violate copyrights by copying texts or pictures from other
websites without permission. It could cause harm to the whole
When creating a new cache, you can save even incomplete data by
clicking the 'Save and continue' button.
When the cache is ready, press the 'Save, preview and
publish' button. On the preview page, press the '
Ready for review' button.
Mandatory fields are marked with an asterisk (*).
First you need to select the language that you'll be using in the
cache description. Please be careful because it can't be changed
Please use local language of the country where the cache is
located whenever possible or write the description in English.
Give your cache a short name that describes the cache in some
Select the cache type from the list. Routes and event caches
are described in more detail in the 'All about making a cache'
Short description tells the idea of the cache in a few words.
Don't include the cache name because the short description is
never shown without showing the cache name too.
Write about the most important things in your own words -
something personal is even better (To include a history
presentation from wikipedia, it's better to just add a link).
Here are some things to consider:
A street address is useful when using a navigation device. It may
also help a lot when no electronic equipment is used.
Please remember that the cache location (or A-point of the route)
should be at least 1km or 0.6 miles from the nearest cache (see
Recommended address format :
'Street/road name' 'address number' (No. 'road number') - For
example: Curvy Road 15 (No. 1234)
If you don't get a proper street address with the steps above,
please type the address yourself.
Getting an address or a city/area name using Google maps
Picture is not mandatory by any means but if you add a picture to
the cache page, please make sure that you have permission to use
the picture. Please don't add pictures that are copied from Google
Street View or other websites.
You can add a link to a web page that tells more about the place.
If you are making a cache about a coffee shop, museum or such,
try to find the "official pages" and link to a page that has the
You can add a link to a page that shows a route near a location or
event cache (for example link to your Google Maps route).
This link field is also used when the route of a route cache is
described externally (see the 'All about making a cache'
How difficult is the cache control question? There are three
options: 1) easy - no question 2) a multiple choice question 3)
more challenging question with written answer.
Please remember that finding the cache may not require paying for a product or service (e.g. entrance fee, food, drink...).
Multiple choice question is a good means to guide the visitor to learn more about the place. We recommend adding 3-5 answer options, which makes it possible to statistically monitor the guessing for the answers and intervene if necessary.
If you decide to go with the option 3, please note that
Check the review results. Your cache may be approved but
archived because of suggestions for improvement. The purpose
of archiving the cache in this case is that you get a chance to
make changes before publishing the cache. Once it's approved, you
can publish it whenever you want ('Edit cache' -> 'Preview and
publish' -> 'Publish').
If the cache was not approved, you can see the reasons
why the reviewers requested changes (the reasons are selected from
motocaching rules). After you have made the required changes, you
can send the cache for review again.
When your cache has been published, we hope that you also
maintain it if possible. Cache logs and especially maintenance
requests on 'Your own caches' page will let you know if something