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An Introductory Workshop on how to use a GPS and how they function.

An Introductory Workshop on how to use a GPS and how they function.

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  • 1. Introduction to GPS Technology Vince DiNoto Co-PI National GeoTech Center [email_address] Funded by National Science Foundation DUE 0801893
  • 2. National Geospatial Technology Center of Excellence Empowering colleges to expand the geospatial workforce. Vince DiNoto Dean of College and Systemic Initiatives [email_address] Funded by National Science Foundation DUE 0801893
  • 3. Spatial Thinking vs Jobs
    • What are the educational requirements?
    • Where are the jobs?
    • What are the tasks?
    • What is spatial literacy?
  • 4. What is the GeoTech Center
    • An NSF funded ATE National Center of Excellence
    • Single point of contact for two year colleges
    • A Geospatial curriculum repository
    • A data warehouse (data, static maps, dynamic maps)
    • A best practice in Geospatial
  • 5. GeoTech Center Players
  • 6. Contacting Us
    • Vince DiNoto
    • [email_address]
    • 502-213-7280
    • http://Techcenter.jefferson.kctcs.edu/gis/
    • http://Techcenter.jefferson.kctcs.edu/rs/
    • http://geotechcenter.org
  • 7. Resources
    • GPS Information http://techcenter.jefferson.kctcs.edu/RS/topics/GPS/Pages/default.aspx
    • Geospatial Information http://techcenter.jefferson.kctcs.edu/GIS/Pages/default.aspx
  • 8. What is a Global Position Device (GPS)
    • It is a device which receives
    • information from satellites
    • The device is a receiver only,
    • some devices have transmitters
    • associated with them, but only
    • to a cell phone type connection.
    • Some devices have a GPS like function from Cell Phone Towers.
    • There are ground based GPS Stations
  • 9. How does a GPS Work
    • 24 GPS Satellites orbit the
    • earth every 12 hours.
    • ~11,000 miles above the earth
    • Each satellite has an atomic
    • clock
    • Each satellite sends out a time signal at speed of light
    • The difference in the time reading can determine the distance to the satellite
  • 10. How does a GPS Work (cont.)
    • If you can determine the
    • distance to the satellite you
    • can determine your position
    • on earth
    • The more satellites better the accuracy
    • Can do three dimensional positioning
    • Ground based stations increase accuracy
    • Clear days better signals and better accuracy
  • 11. Wide Area Augmentation System WAAS
    • Ground based positions
    • Only North America
    • Local Ground based stations
  • 12. Data Collection
    • Waypoints
      • A location recorded either on the GPS or placed into the GPS
      • Naming points use a notebook instead trying to write a name on the GPS
      • Photograph point
      • Adding Geotags to your pictures
  • 13. Types
    • Handheld
      • May or may not have a map screen
    • Car Mounted
      • Map Screen
    • Computer Connected
      • Maps on Computer Display
    • Cell Phones
    • PDA
    • Kindle
      • Cell Phone position
    • Camera Connection
  • 14. Interface
    • Serial – many computers do not have a Serial connection any longer. Cable can be purchased to go into USB port
    • USB – best solution
    • Bluetooth – wireless solution
    • Software
      • Purchase
      • Free
        • http://www.gpsu.co.uk/
        • Google Earth
  • 15. Uses
    • Agriculture
    • Travel
    • GeoCaching
      • http://www.geocaching.com/Default.aspx
      • http://www.waymarking.com/
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geocaching
    • History
    • Environmental Studies
    • Energy Studies

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