Geocaching Basics

Nicolas MalloyAuthor: Nicolas R. Malloy


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.

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