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Most countries in a day

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For the "Most countries in a day" statistic on the Project-GC profile, can anyone help me out on a few details involving time zones and what actually might constitute the "same day"?

I'm planning to leave Rome (UCT+1) early morning and bag both Italy and Vatican City around 8AM before leaving.  Flight connections in Germany and USA before arriving home in Cayman Islands on the same day around 9:30PM (UTC-5).  So, according to local time, each cache will be logged on the same day.

There will be a total time difference between first and last cache of approx 20hrs given the six hour time difference but I wondered if for some reason that would fall into two separate dates if the stats are based on UTC equivalents?

Any thoughts?

I'm not likely to change the travel plans, it's enough effort to do the trip in itself, but if I can get 5 countries in a day, that's a nice little earner too.  I guess I'll find out when I'm back and all logs are in anyway.

asked Sep 5 in Support and help by Geo_Bro (300 points)
This may work indeed but I am not sure really. What I would expect to help is the total time difference is only 20 hrs. Staying in Europe, however, it should be easy to grab 5 or 6 (CH - F- LUX- B - NL - D) countries in a single day if you don't mind some driving.

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I'm sure the "Most countries in a day" stat is based on the date the cache is logged. In fact, the logs don't have any details about time, just the date. If you feel comfortable with using the local date for logging (some people may not), it should show up on that statistic.
answered Sep 6 by sumbloke (Expert) (29,920 points)
I would expect the logs still have the time included as well, it is just hidden, and not visible. If several people log a cache the same day, logs are shown in the correct order (when entered into the GPS, that means.) Until a few years ago I also saw the time when writing my log which was helpful to check I had the right photo attached (as this also showed the time).