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Geocaching API

Geocaching is a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game. The Geocaching API enables users to access the data sets and feeds from Geocaching.com. The API operates using the REST protocol and OAuth. In order to use the API, the terms of service must be accepted and a formal request must be submitted to gain access. Advanced developer support is available in the API forum.

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Geocaching: Highlights

Summary
Geocaching Data Set and Feed Service
Category
Games
Tags
Protocols
REST
Data Formats
API home
http://www.geocaching.com/live/apidevelopers/ 

Geocaching: Specifications

Functionality

Client Install Required
 

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
Formal Request with Application  
Developer Key Required
Yes  
Account Required
Yes  
Commercial Licensing
 
Provider
www.geocaching.com  
Non-Commercial Lic.
 
Data Licensing
 
Usage Fees
 
Program Fees
 
Certification Program
 
Usage Limits
The limits on calls per user per method will be made available using the API call: GetApiLimits. 
Terms of Service
www.geocaching.com/live/api_license_agreement.aspx 

Security

Authentication Model
OAuth 
SSL Support
 
Read-only Without Login
No 

Support

Vendor API Kits
 
Community API Kits
 
API Blog
 
Site Blog
blog.geocaching.com/ 
API Forum
forums.groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showforum=92 
Developer Support
 
Console URL
 

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