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  • Slide 1
  • GPS in Education Arlington ISD, Instructional Technology Department October 21, 2006
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  • Navigation Before GPS landmarks
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  • Navigation Before GPS Land in sight
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  • Navigation Before GPS night sky
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  • Navigation Before GPS chronometer
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  • Navigation Before GPS sextant
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  • Navigation Before GPS TRANSIT satellite
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  • GPS NAVSTAR Global Positioning System
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  • GPS Manpack
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  • GPS Precision Lightweight GPS Receiver (PLGR)
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  • GPS So how does it work? http://video.howstuffworks.com/hsw/player.htm?v=gps
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  • Google Earth Free download http://earth.google.comhttp://earth.google.com Satellite Imagery KMZs
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  • Geocaching Background Started August 2000 Geo means earth/geography Cache means container 319,509 caches in 222 countries Free (once you have a GPS receiver)
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  • How it Works Geocacher searches by zip code for caches in a certain area http://www.geocaching.com Takes the GPS receiver and locates the cache Open cache, sign log book, trade items Replace as it was found Log find on the website
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  • Geocaching Rules CITO Leave no trace No food/candy Dont trade down Dont give away the hide in the logs Adhere to the creed
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  • Geocaching Lingo TFTC TNLN FTF Muggles
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  • Types of Caches Micros Regular/Small Virtual Multi-cache Wheres George Letterboxing
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  • Trackables Travel Bugs http://www.geocaching.com/track/search.aspxhttp://www.geocaching.com/track/search.aspx Geocoins White Jeeps
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  • Explorist 100 Power button on right side Allow 2 minutes for the satellites to lock on 3 solid bars Will automatically advance to next screen
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  • Explorist 100 (ctd.) Odometer tells how far youve traveled Location screen
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  • Explorist 100 (ctd.) Reading the coordinates Current PositionDesired Position 3246.143 N 3246.197 N 9704.816 W 9704.749 W In which direction do you need to travel?
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  • Explorist 100 (ctd.) Has a built-in digital compass. Compass only works when traveling at least 3 mph.

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