Legal Definitions of Geocaching
Although not law yet, geocaching would be defined legally by the South Carolina general assembly in H. 3777 as:
(1) 'Geocache' means the container that serves the purpose of providing a place to store small items or logbooks which are intentionally placed by their owners.
(2) 'Geocaching' means the activity of participants using a global positioning system (GPS) device to locate the geocache or another specific location that contains information on the geocache.
These definitions were produced in an effort by the South Carolina legislature to criminalize geocaching in cemeteries and other archeological and historical sites in that state.
The bill, if passed, would make it unlawful for a person to engage in the activity of geocaching or letterboxing in a cemetery or in an historic or archeological site or property publicly identified by an historical marker without the express written consent of the owner or entity which oversees that cemetery site or property.
--Sept1c tank 15:38, 20 May 2005 (EDT)