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Location-Based Marketing: Use a Geocache Treasure Hunt - How To...

From Map-Dynamics.com - First, create user-specific geocaches that are particular for your event. Hide them throughout your venue, preferred hotels and restaurants and in cool tourist spots throughout the city.

For the “treasures” inside these geocaches, use typical trade show swag--pens, stress balls, frisbees, etc.--and watch them become sought after prizes.

The treasures are obviously less valuable than the journey, but you can still make them extremely worth pursuing. This can be achieved most easily through a grand prize. To raffle a grand prize, write numbers on each geocache. The numbers will stand count as entries in the grand prize raffle--for the greatest treasure of all.

Since each geocache has to be replaced with something of equal or greater value, attendees will have the incentive to find the treasure with the highest number for grand prize entries. You can make this profitable by having exhibitors sponsor the geocaching event.

The higher amount the sponsor gives, the greater number of entries into the grand prize raffle--and thus, the more sought-after treasure.

In addition to user-specific geocaches, attendees can also find geocaches that are already placed within the city. Locate these geocaches and assign prizes to attendees who seek out these treasures and sign the log book. Whether the prizes are hotel deals, restaurant and retail coupons, or entries into the grand prize raffle, the likely outcome remains the same. Geocaching presents a great way to get attendees to experience the city and to make your trade show both memorable and remarkable.

For simple instructions on geocaching, check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4VFeYZTTYs&feature=player_embedded


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Jeux urbains sur smartphone La rue devient un immense jeu vidéo !

Jeux urbains sur smartphone La rue devient un immense jeu vidéo ! | Urban Gaming | Scoop.it
Sortez de chez vous et laissez tomber la manette : Les jeux vidéo deviennent de plus en plus urbains, notamment grâce au GPS.
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Location-based Games and User Retention | TriplePoint PR Blog

Location-based Games and User Retention | TriplePoint PR Blog | Urban Gaming | Scoop.it
Location-based games have had a number of notable titles over the years, as designers and developers have tried to gamify locations, or localize games, or
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What Is Geocaching?

Learn about the high-tech treasure hunting game being played around the world by adventure seekers! Learn more at http://www.geocaching.com Subscribe to this...

 

Geocaching is great way to get people outdoors, use geospatial technologies and have fun with the whole family. 

 

Tags: GPS, edtech, geospatial, technology, location.


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Shelby Porter's curator insight, November 4, 2013 10:56 AM

I have tried geocaching and it really does make you use geospatial tools. You have to know exactly where you are in reference to a map, you have to know directions in which you must travel, and you know you have to reach a certain place. While a fun activity, it is also a great geographic learning tool. 

Miles Gibson's curator insight, November 22, 2014 3:53 PM

unit 1 nature and perspectives of Geography 

This video relates to unit 1 because of its description of Geocaching, a vocab word of this unit, which is a high tech treasure hunting game where people use gps to find and identify little boxes that were hidden in the surroundings.

This relates to unit 1 because it is a defining example of globalization and helping a group of people come together in their environment. This is also an example of contagious diffusion because of the beginning spread of this invention, which spread rapidly and in an outward direction.

 

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Free All Monsters! is a location-based iPhone game for kids | Apps Playground

Free All Monsters! is a location-based iPhone game for kids | Apps Playground | Urban Gaming | Scoop.it
A location-based game for kids sounds like a worrying thing: few parents would be keen on anything that involves sharing a young child's location.

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Building a Real-Time Location-Based Urban Geofencing Game with Socket.io, Redis, Node.js and Sinatra Synchrony

Building a Real-Time Location-Based Urban Geofencing Game with Socket.io, Redis, Node.js and Sinatra Synchrony | Urban Gaming | Scoop.it

How we planned, built and tested a truly real-time location-based game with Socket.io, Redis, Node.js, and what we learned along the way.


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Top 7 Best GPS Outdoor Gaming for Smartphones to Relax | Tech Web Stuff

Top 7 Best GPS Outdoor Gaming for Smartphones to Relax | Tech Web Stuff | Urban Gaming | Scoop.it
Free best GPS outdoor games for smartphone (android, iPhone, iPad) to relax body & mind with Waymarking, Locomatrix Treasure Hunt, Geodashing, GPS Mission, Geohashing, Geocaching, Tourality

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The Journey of Location-Based Marketing in 2011 [INFOGRAPHIC ...

The Journey of Location-Based Marketing in 2011 [INFOGRAPHIC ... | Urban Gaming | Scoop.it
2011 proved to be a very exciting year as the world of Social Media integrated to present and encourage the culture of Location-Based Services and Marketing. Here's an Infographic from Silverpop and Place Punch showing ...

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La ville devient un jeu (vidéo)

La ville devient un jeu (vidéo) | Urban Gaming | Scoop.it
Avec Ingress, qui s'appuie sur les principes du jeu de rôle et de la géolocalisation, Google invente un moyen ludique de récupérer des données précieuses.
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Top 7 Best GPS Outdoor Gaming for Smartphones to Relax | Tech Web Stuff

Top 7 Best GPS Outdoor Gaming for Smartphones to Relax | Tech Web Stuff | Urban Gaming | Scoop.it
Free best GPS outdoor games for smartphone (android, iPhone, iPad) to relax body & mind with Waymarking, Locomatrix Treasure Hunt, Geodashing, GPS Mission, Geohashing, Geocaching, Tourality

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Scavenger Hunts: How social media and mobile help deliver a successful marketing campaign

Scavenger Hunts: How social media and mobile help deliver a successful marketing campaign | Urban Gaming | Scoop.it
When I was a kid, I took part in a few scavenger hunts and the one thing that stays with me is the excitement when I actually found an answer to a clue. Now, as an adult (supposedly) ...
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Location-based game - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A location-based game (or location-enabled game) is one in which the game play somehow evolves and progresses via a player's location. Thus, location-based games almost always support some kind of localization technology, for example by using satellite positioning like GPS. "Urban gaming" or "Street Games" are typically multi-player location-based games played out on city streets and built up urban environments.

Current research trends are looking to other embedded mobile technologies such as Near Field Communication, Bluetooth, and UWB. Poor technology performance in urban areas has led some location-based games to incorporate disconnectivity as a gameplay asset.

In 2006, Penn State students founded the Urban Gaming Club. The goal of the club is to provide location based games and Alternate Reality Games. Some of the games played by Penn State's UGC are Humans vs. Zombies, Manhunt, and Capture the Flag. Students at other American universities have formed similar organizations, such as the Zombie Outbreak Management Facilitation Group at Cornell College.

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IF (URBAN) LIFE IS A GAME, (SMART) CITIES ARE THE PLAYGROUNDS. GAMIFICATION, CIVIC REWARDS AND CROWDSOURCING STRATEGIES FOR CONNECTED CITIES.-

IF (URBAN) LIFE IS A GAME, (SMART) CITIES ARE THE PLAYGROUNDS. GAMIFICATION, CIVIC REWARDS AND CROWDSOURCING STRATEGIES FOR CONNECTED CITIES.- | Urban Gaming | Scoop.it
by Pablo Sánchez Chillón (Urban 360º) How can games be used for engaging citizens in urban matters? How the addition of urban game-like programs, crowd sourced initiatives in real/digital spaces an...

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Building a Real-Time Location-Based Urban Geofencing Game with Socket.io, Redis, Node.js and Sinatra Synchrony

Building a Real-Time Location-Based Urban Geofencing Game with Socket.io, Redis, Node.js and Sinatra Synchrony | Urban Gaming | Scoop.it

Over the past few months, we spent the majority our free time building a real-time game as a test for our location platform, Geoloqi. We built the first prototype of the game at a hackathon over the course of two grueling days. It’s also where Aaron and I met Kyle Drake, who is now part of the Geoloqi team.

We called the game MapAttack! due to its map-based nature. Two teams compete to capture the most points on the gameboard. The gameboard, in this case, is the city streets of the neighborhood the players are in.


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Gamorlive - Cross-platform HTML5 games - IOS, Android, Windows and Facebook Application - Trailer

✰ Your playground is everywhere ! ✰

Rediscover the pleasure of playing against your friends on great 1vs1 mobile games.
Now your playground is everywhere. With Gamorlive, conquer your favourite places, create Game Spots and become the city master winning your duels.


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---The Blue Line Challenge--------藍線大挑戰----

---The Blue Line Challenge--------藍線大挑戰---- | Urban Gaming | Scoop.it

Three hundred Taiwanese and foreign young adults participated in The Blue Line Challenge in Taipei city on Saturday, May 19, 2007. For this one afternoon Taipei city was not the usual urban environment that participants walk through in their everyday lives; instead it became the backdrop for the real world story titled ‘Superstar’.

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A great urban gaming experience. It seems like photo-challenge apps are becoming more and more popular.
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Guest Post: Resurrecting Location-Based Games

Guest Post: Resurrecting Location-Based Games | Urban Gaming | Scoop.it
Today's guest post comes to us from David Bisceglia, Founder and CEO of  The Tap Lab, a mobile game studio focusing on location-based titles.
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