WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Some local kids tried their hands at a 21st century scavenger hunt at Purdue University this weekend.
Purdue has been hosting a geocaching event leading up to Geographic Information Systems Day. Saturday novice geocachers attended a session introducing the activity.
It was a high-tech scavenger hunt using GPS devices to find specific locations and prizes. Participants were able to practice geocaching by searching for prizes in the Hicks undergraduate library.
"It is really just to get the word out and let people become more aware of how location and geospatial information is mainstreaming. It is becoming bigger bigger part of our lives," said GIS Librarian Chris Miller.
Purdue's event includes a geocaching competition going on until GIS Day on November 9. For the contest details and prizes, go to http://gisdaypurdue.org .
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