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Trimble Outdoors Co-Sponsors Cache In Trash Out Day
Groundspeak, Trimble and the Worldwide Geocaching Community Help Clean the Environment
SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 14, 2005 -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it is co-sponsoring the third annual International Cache In Trash Out Day on April 16, 2005, with Groundspeak, Inc. This year's event is an opportunity for geocachers and their families to help clean up parks and other cache friendly places throughout the world.
Geocaching is a modern day scavenger hunt where participants use Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates on the Internet to seek hidden containers loaded with trinkets. GPS is then used to navigate to the cache location. Geocachers celebrated the First International Cache In Trash Out Day in April 2003 with 67 cleanup events in 5 countries and 28 states. In 2004, geocachers from around the world held more than 160 clean up events in 10 countries and 41 U.S. states.
As part of its support for Cache In Trash Out activities, Trimble Outdoors is promoting the event through its Web site at http://www.trimbleoutdoors.com/cacheintrashout.aspx and has initiated a contest for the best Cache In Trash Out trip. Three winners of this contest will receive prizes provided by Trimble.
Trimble is also offering free use of its Adventure Planner mapping and trip planning software for 90 days to all geocachers participating in Cache In Trash Out activities.
With the Trimble Adventure Planner software users can:
"Event volunteers help preserve the natural beauty of our outdoor resources," said Rich Rudow Managing Director of Trimble Outdoors. "Working with Groundspeak and the Geocaching.com community allows Trimble to support the Cache In Trash Out Day and to applaud the environmentally conscious efforts of geocachers everywhere."
Groundspeak, Inc. creates the toolset for building location-based adventures in the real world using a unique combination of technology and the Internet. Groundspeak owns and operates Geocaching.com, the Global Headquarters for the sport of Geocaching. Geocaching is the first hobby that combines GPS technology and the Internet for real-world treasure hunting. For more information about Groundspeak, Inc. visit Groundspeak's Web site at http://www.groundspeak.com.
About Trimble Outdoors
Trimble Outdoors service allows consumers to use their Nextel cell phone in place of a conventional GPS for outdoor recreation activities including hiking, backpacking, biking, boating, hunting, skiing, flying, geocaching, and more. The Trimble Outdoors experience allows consumers to plan trips using the Trimble Adventure Planner software application, send trips wirelessly to their Nextel phone, document trips with photos and notes via their Nextel phone, and share trips online with friends and family through the Trimble Outdoors web site at www.TrimbleOutdoors.com.
Trimble is a leading innovator of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. In addition to providing advanced GPS components, Trimble augments GPS with other positioning technologies as well as wireless communications and software to create complete customer solutions. Trimble's worldwide presence and unique capabilities position the Company for growth in emerging applications including surveying, automobile navigation, machine guidance, asset tracking, wireless platforms, and telecommunications infrastructure. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Trimble has more than 2,000 employees in more than 20 countries worldwide.
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