Geocaching Basics

Author: Nicolas R. Malloy

Table of Contents

  1. Geocaching Basics
  2. Instructions: Part 1
  3. Instructions: Part 2
  4. Changing the Position Format
  5. Improving accuracy
  6. Marking and Editing Waypoints
  7. Navigating to Your Geocaches

Geocaching is a great way to learn how to operate a GPS receiver while engaging in a casual activity with friends. While it is possible to use a smartphone during this activity, you should take the time to learn how to operate the GPS receiver. This step will ensure you have the experience necessary to complete other assignments in this course, including the final project.

Estimated time to complete this tutorial: 2 hours

Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this activity should be able to:

  • Apply concepts learned related to Global Positioning Systems
  • Practice navigation using a GPS receiver
  • Demonstrate the ability  enter and locate a waypoint using a GPS receiver
  • Document their geocache experience by writing a summary