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A multi-cache is that takes you to more than one location before reaching the final destination.
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A multi-cache is a cache that takes you to more than one location before reaching the final destination.
  
 
Some multi-caches have a container at each stage. Each container but the final one holds information (e.g., coordinates) that you need to find the final container.
 
Some multi-caches have a container at each stage. Each container but the final one holds information (e.g., coordinates) that you need to find the final container.
  
Other multi-caches (e.g., offset caches) use stages without containers. The location of the final stage is determined from information found on existing objects (e.g., monuments, plaques, public art).
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Other multi-caches (e.g., offset caches) use "virtual" stages without containers. The location of the final stage is determined from information found on existing objects (e.g., monuments, plaques, public art).
  
Also, multi-caches with more than two stages can be either "serial" (only the location of the first stage is known, and each stage provides the location of the next) or "parallel" (the locations of all stages but the final are known, and each stage provides part of the information needed to find the final).
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Also, multi-caches with more than two stages can be either "serial" or "parallel". With serial caches, only the location of the first stage is published, and each stage provides the location of the next. With parallel caches, the locations of all stages but the final are published, and each of these stages provides part of the information needed to find the final.
  
 
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Revision as of 18:39, 27 September 2006

A multi-cache is a cache that takes you to more than one location before reaching the final destination.

Some multi-caches have a container at each stage. Each container but the final one holds information (e.g., coordinates) that you need to find the final container.

Other multi-caches (e.g., offset caches) use "virtual" stages without containers. The location of the final stage is determined from information found on existing objects (e.g., monuments, plaques, public art).

Also, multi-caches with more than two stages can be either "serial" or "parallel". With serial caches, only the location of the first stage is published, and each stage provides the location of the next. With parallel caches, the locations of all stages but the final are published, and each of these stages provides part of the information needed to find the final.


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