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Geocaching Activities

 
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GIS Day Geocaching Challenge  2013 Updates soon

The Geocaching Club at IU will host a GIS Day Geocaching Challenge on the Indiana University Bloomington campus November 5-16, 2012. This event is open to the general public of all ages. Players may start the challenge at any time during the event. No pre-registration is required.

Players have 11 days to find 7 caches hidden at various spots on campus. Players who find all 7 caches will be entered into a drawing for a $50 VISA gift card provided by the challenge event sponsor, 39 Degrees North.

GIS Day Geocaching Booth - Nov 14, 2012

Come learn more about geocaching and meet some IU Geocaching Club members as well as members of the community wide Bloomington Geocachers group at our display at the GIS Day event in the Wells Library. If you need some hints on the GIS Day Geocaching Challenge, this would be a good opportunity to gain some insights from experienced geocachers. Stop by at any point during the day!

What is Geocaching?

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Anyone with a GPS device can locate a geocache. There are more than 200 geocaches in Bloomington, 12,000 in Indiana and over a million around the world. They can be found in cities, neighborhoods, and in most parks. Participation in geocaching encourages teamwork, leadership skills, problem solving, and exercise. Participants gain new familiarity with their community as they visit obscure, but notable sites within their communities.

What if I don't have a GPS?

The Club offers GPS kits to all IU students and staff for check-out year-round from the second floor of the Wells Library. Another option is to use a map or geocaching app on your personal smartphone. To learn more about using GPS units and smartphones, visit the Geocaching Club’s website.