For our first event, the SOCIO students were asked to locate 20 markers placed across the College Avenue campus of Rutgers University. Each group was given latitude and longitude coordinates and hints to locate each point. Using a GPS application on their smart phones, the students were able to search for the points and plot them on an interactive map using the Mappler Mobile application.
The event had an excellent turnout! Since the students were told the group that collected the most points would receive a prize, the simple task of locating the points turned into a competition to collect as many markers as possible.