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01 April 2008 @ 09:01 am
Geocaching and Google Earth @ NSCC, Kingstec  

Jeff Wentzell, Research Associate, AGRG

 

On Tuesday,February 19th, 2008 the Applied Geomatics Research gave a workshop to students and faculty at the Kingstec Campus of the Nova Scotia Community College as part of their “Wellness Week” activities.  Ashley Lawrence, Meredith Roik, and Jeff Wentzell instructed participants on using the Garmin 76SC GPS technology for geocaching and collecting GIS data.  Since doing is a great way to learn, the group were given GPS units to navigate a geocaching exercise and instructed to collect data of features as they went on their trek.  The group finished by learning about displaying their spatial data in Google Earth.

 

These materials and presentations are part of Ashley’s and Meredith’s Directed Studies course at the Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS) in support of the Community Mapping initiative at AGRG.   The HP tablets provided us the ability to take the technology to the users.  The tablets have the software (DNR Garmin and Google Earth) and connectivity so we can concentrate on learning how to use the tools