There are many ways to enjoy GPS for all ages!
Check the following links for more:
- Armchair Treasure Hunt Club
- Canadian Money Tracker
Canadian Money Tracker is a fun site centered around tracking your money. The site tracks bank notes, specifically where that money has been. When someone re-enters a note that you've already entered, that's called a 'hit.' The hit might be in the same city, the same province or on the other side of the country. If you enter in any notes that you come into possession of, you'll be able to find out where they've been and where they go in the future.
Visiting an EarthCache site is a great way to learn more about our wonderful world. It can take you to many places that you would not normally visit, and teach you about why those places are special or unique. EarthCache sites can also teach you and your family important skills such as navigation and map reading. What better way to learn than to have fun exploring on this wonderful planet we call Earth!
- International Orienteering Organization
Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment.
- Get lost in the GPS Adventures Maze and learn how to find your way using GPS!
You'll learn about traditional and modern navigation, explore ways GPS is used, find out where the technology is heading in the future, and discover geocaching, a family-friendly treasure hunting game in the great outdoors.
- The Degree Confluence Project
The goal of the project is to visit each of the latitude and longitude integer degree intersections in the world, and to take pictures at each location. The pictures, and stories about the visits, will then be posted here.
- Letterboxing North America
Letterboxing is an intriguing pastime combining navigational skills and rubber stamp artistry in a charming "treasure hunt" style outdoor quest. A wide variety of adventures can be found to suit all ages and experience levels. Click on the desktop items above to explore this fast-growing hobby
Orienteering is a competitive international sport that combines racing with navigation. While there's no need to use a GNSS/GPS handset, it is a timed race in which individual participants use a specially created, highly detailed map to select routes and navigate through diverse and often unfamiliar terrain and visit control points in sequence. Courses also can be enjoyed as a walk in the woods, with difficulty levels from beginner to expert offered at most events.
- Where’s George?
- Where’s Willy?