Are GPS devices making us overly dependent on technology at the expense of learning about and orienting within our surroundings? Studies say they are. They also may be partially responsible for Nature Disconnect around the developing world.
There are positive aspects to GPS and other positioning devices. They have created a surge of popularity for geocaching and scavenger hunts, activities that are reinforcing map and compass skills and are getting people out in nature to have fun.
Read more about the trends in GPS use and map reading and find resources for both on my blog, Slow Family Online.