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Does anyone know of a way to determine all of the cites where some one has found caches. does not seem to have that level of information.
in Feature requests by WanderingExplorer (6.1k points)
Project GC seems to define a city in the cache notifications. Yes, In the US, a city may only have 1 resident. And yes, cities are fluid, but the listing could simply show the nearest city. Some old challenges asked for finding twin cities.
There is a GSAK macro called Location that is supposed to return the cities, but fails with an error for me.

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That would be a tough request. City borders in certain places change regularly with annexations and such. County lines do not change, generally. Also many places have large "unincorporated" areas that are not in cities. They may appear to have a city name but are not part of that cities political subdivision. Sorting by Zip Code may be an easier request as those don't really change.
by kf4hvt (830 points)
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I think the problem here would be how does one define a City?

Countries, States, Regions etc are all defined politically in a way that is fairly easily recognisable across the world, but cities are far more fluid. In New Zealand up to 1989 a place only had to have 20,000 people to be a city. Now it's 50,000. Other countries with much higher population densities would have much higher qualifiers than NZ. Some Cities in the UK are classed as such because they have a Cathedral in them.

Too many variables that would require constant monitoring for changes to be viable.

by TwigNZ (4.7k points)
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It would indeed require all countries to define a city in the same way, which they don’t. Some use population size, which varies, others some sort of granted or legal status. Unusually, although many people believe that in the UK a city is a settlement (whatever size) which has a cathedral, it is in fact defined as a settlement which has been officially granted city status by letters patent or a royal charter. There are currently a total of 69 such cities in the UK - 51 in England, 7  in Scotland, 6 in Wales, and 5 in Northern Ireland.

by GCZ Team (21.9k points)