GPS and Arduino

Hi, I'm learning about Arduino and i make a project where i have to activate the GPS every 5 minutes in diferent locations when this is not connected to the computer. But i don't know if it is possible. Do i have to leave the arduino and the GPS connected all the time?
Thanks for the help!

I am not sure that I understand your question. Do you mean, does the Arduino with a GPS module have to be connected to a PC to record data every 5 minutes? If that is your question, The a answer is no. You could record readings to a SD card that is also connected to the Arduino. Then remove the SD card and use the PC to get the data from the card.