During the preparation for last year's Tevis, I learned about the Sweep Riders of the Sierra. They use GPS handhelds as well as amateur radios to navigate and keep in contact with net control. The GPS helps when specific coordinates are needed to get emergency services to an area quickly. I thought that was cool, and thought someday I would like to be a member of the Sweep Riders. Somehow I found that American River College had classes in Geographic Information Systems. The first class I took was learning how to use GPS. The college has a certificate program that is one of the best known and respected in the US. Last semester I took the introduction to Geographic Information Systems. I will be starting class again on August 19th and am taking GEOG 350 Data Acquisition. It will be a slow go since I can only handle one class at a time since I work all day, but it has been fun so far.
Interested in GeoCaching? Here's an FAQ.