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Highest elevation list is completely wrong. Is there a bug?

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I have found at least a dozen caches above 1000 m, in Norway, Finland and on Iceland. But the highest listed is the higest elevation cache I found in the US, at just above 500 m.
I have checked the list for some of my friends, and they also lack their highest elevation caches. The only exception I found is one who had all his highest caches in the US.
The caches are not missing, e.g. my first FTF was 1200 m up,and it still is there. It is just that the high elevation list is wrong.
Looks like a bug.
asked Nov 11, 2017 in Bug reports by Y? O! (580 points)

4 Answers

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Maybe the bug is from maps or geocaching.com and not at PGC. When I compare the height data from my GPS and geocaching.com it both data are not the same.

Mabey you found here an answer

(Translated with Google)

answered Nov 11, 2017 by capoaira (6,870 points)
I noticed the problem of Shetland, and I think there may be a connection, yes. When I e.g. search for top elevation caches in Norway, a lot is missing. When I check my local region there are no caches above 497 m, even though there should be more than a dozen above 1000 m.
But how do I check elevation statistics by geocaching.com? They don't seem to be there any more?
Oh, I use the PGC-Greasemonkey add-on (https://project-gc.com/Home/UserScript), with the script you can see the elevation in the Cache-Listings
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Looks like lot of the highest caches i had also is gone in the list, all of these caches is now archived, maybe thats the problem.
answered Nov 12, 2017 by Team Karlsen (4,170 points)
No, that is definitely not the case. I have checked some of mine, and none of them are archived.
And will a cache registration be lost when a cache is archived?
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Oh, today I saw that my highest found no longer Finse Stasjon is (actually 1100 m high) but Orrabenken (350 m high) is...
When I look on the Cache-Listing the height is 0 m...
Ok, there is a bug, but a few weeks ago, it still worked
answered Nov 12, 2017 by capoaira (6,870 points)
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I experience the same. I use to have GC34B74 Hovärken Mellantoppen as my highest. >1000 above sea level. But now i have: 487 m, Gamla riksgränsen anno 1644 GC36D2T as my highest. So yes there is something not working as it should. GC34B74 is a live cache, (not archived)

answered Nov 15, 2017 by SE81293 (1,340 points)
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