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  • 1. Garmin claims:On average our units are accurate to 15 meters. So…what does this mean for us?
  • 2. Applications of GPS• Navigation (example – Driving)• Emergency Cell Location• Scientific Applications (GIS) – Surveying, tectonics, map making• Aircraft Tracking• Pet/Child Tracking• Geocaching
  • 3. GIS Geographic Information System• Capture, store, manipulate, analyze all types of geographically referenced data
  • 4. Geocaching• An outdoor game, where a GPS receiver is used to hide and seek containers known as “geocaches”
  • 5. Geocaching• One person ‘hides’ a container, making a note of the location with their GPS receiver• They share this location with others, who will then go and ‘seek’ the item
  • 6. Geocaching• What do you do when you find it?? – Sign the logbook (initials, date) – Trade items – Place the cache back EXACTLY as you found it!
  • 7. Other Geocaching Guidelines• Do no trample ANY flowers/important plants• Watch out for ‘muggles’ (non-geocachers)!• Place the container back exactly as you found it
  • 8. What is GPS?