Monday, June 21, 2010

GIS for Geocaching

If you geocache with students or youth group members, take a look at a new one-page flier "7 Ways To Use GIS for Geocaching".  A GIS, or Geographic Information System, is a powerful digital mapping tool that for the geocacher can allow for the exploration or discovery of new caches.  For those managing a geocaching course or even just a large number of caches, a GIS can also help.

For students and youth, a GIS like ArcGIS Explorer desktop can be used to create a multimedia maps that serves as a "report out" the geocaching adventure.

If you have suggestions for enhancing the flier, please let us know.

As an aside, If you need a set of GPS receivers to use for a school or club project, consider the GSA's GPS loaner program operated by GISetc.   The loaners are free but shipping and insurance must be covered.

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