GEOG 315


Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Introduces the activity of geocaching, the fundamentals of GPS navigation and data collection. Emphasis is placed on geocaching, the history and workings of GPS and associated navigation systems, map datums and coordinate systems, and basics of GPS data management. Hands-on operating and working with GPS units in the field, through a variety of geocaching activities and assignments. Examples of the use of GPS in geographical research will be demonstrated through lectures and readings.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of GEOG 315, GEOG 391 (if taken in the same topic).


  • Minimum third-year standing.

Undergraduate course in Geography offered by the Department of Geography in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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