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    Default Most caches in a given town

    I am toying with some town data that may be added to the stats at some time. Anyway, I now have in my GSAK database the towns that every cache has been placed in. I am still testing the accuracy but it does not look bad. I think one flaw is in the case with townships it is choosing the nearest town. Fletcher Field????? Never heard of it, but thanks to Mike it's a popular caching spot. And I've driven through it at least 100 times.

    I was quite surprised at the numbers and am not sure if I am happy or sad Bangor is #1.

    Here is the top 25, active caches only.

    Bangor ---- 92
    Augusta ---- 78
    Lewiston ---- 63
    Deadwater ---- 50
    Fletcher Field ---- 49
    Alewife ---- 48
    Alfred Mills ---- 47
    South Liberty ---- 44
    Hallowell ---- 36
    Pownal Center ---- 36
    South Lewiston ---- 35
    Waterville ---- 35
    Brewer ---- 34
    Eustis ---- 31
    Walnut Hill ---- 29
    West Kennebunk ---- 27
    New Auburn ---- 25
    Orono ---- 25
    Brunswick ---- 24
    East Orrington ---- 24
    Pleasant Hill ---- 24
    Riverside ---- 24
    Spang Mills ---- 24
    Berwick ---- 23
    Biddeford ---- 23
    Last edited by brdad; 06-05-2010 at 10:34 AM.
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    Portland's not even on the list?

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    Are you another one of those "Northern Maine vs Southern Maine" folks? lol

    Actually, I see Biddeford in there so I know it isn't northern vs southern but, hey, I couldn't resist.

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    Portland shows up as #29 with 23 caches. Part of the issue is we tend to think of both Portland and South Portland as one city. I think another issue may be that this data displays the closest town and not necessarily the town it is in. So a cache on the west line of Portland may be closer to the center of Westbrook and may be skewing the numbers.
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    portland by itself has well over 150 active caches thats not including south portland

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    Quote Originally Posted by team barbieri View Post
    portland by itself has well over 150 active caches thats not including south portland
    Yeah, I have the boundaries for Bangor and there are 132 active caches within those boundaries, 40 caches more than this shows.
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    And West Kennebunk is just part of Kennebunk. Most of Chadd's Star War series is in Kennebunk.
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    Yeah, some of the Bangor caches are listed as a trailer park instead of Bangor. sheesh!

    Too bad, this could produce some good stats if it worked right. I might have to try zip codes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by brdad View Post
    I am toying with some town data that may be added to the stats at some time. Anyway, I now have in my GSAK database the towns that every cache has been placed in. I am still testing the accuracy but it does not look bad. I think one flaw is in the case with townships it is choosing the nearest town. Fletcher Field????? Never heard of it, but thanks to Mike it's a popular caching spot. And I've driven through it at least 100 times.

    I was quite surprised at the numbers and am not sure if I am happy or sad Bangor is #1.

    Here is the top 25, active caches only.

    Bangor ---- 92
    Augusta ---- 78
    Lewiston ---- 63
    Deadwater ---- 50
    Fletcher Field ---- 49
    Alewife ---- 48
    Alfred Mills ---- 47
    South Liberty ---- 44
    Hallowell ---- 36
    Pownal Center ---- 36
    South Lewiston ---- 35
    Waterville ---- 35
    Brewer ---- 34
    Eustis ---- 31
    Walnut Hill ---- 29
    West Kennebunk ---- 27
    New Auburn ---- 25
    Orono ---- 25
    Brunswick ---- 24
    East Orrington ---- 24
    Pleasant Hill ---- 24
    Riverside ---- 24
    Spang Mills ---- 24
    Berwick ---- 23
    Biddeford ---- 23
    West Kennebunk is not it's own municipality. That would be like calling Biddeford Pool it's own town, or Springvale it's own town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NativeMainer View Post
    And West Kennebunk is just part of Kennebunk. Most of Chadd's Star War series is in Kennebunk.
    I think if you combined "Kennebunk" with "West Kennebunk" you'd have well over 100 caches..... this is odd that Kennebunk itself is not listed here....

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