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Gps

  1. 1. GPS: In & Out of the Classroom Presented By: Brian Smith & Kim Agar
  2. 2. GPS: Global Positioning System <ul><li>Originally set up by the military. </li></ul><ul><li>Uses satellite transmission to find location. </li></ul><ul><li>Opened up to public use in 1993, but was not accurate until 2000. </li></ul><ul><li>Needs a connection of at least 3 satelites for accurate location information. </li></ul><ul><li>Uses latitude and longitude to track location. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Uses for Handheld GPS Units <ul><li>Geocaching </li></ul><ul><li>Self Guided Tours: </li></ul><ul><li>- history </li></ul><ul><li>- geography </li></ul><ul><li>- ecological awareness concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Hiking </li></ul><ul><li>Driving directions </li></ul>
  4. 4. GPS Units Owned by HFL High School <ul><li>Garmin Geko 101 (now discontinued): </li></ul><ul><li>very basic unit </li></ul><ul><li>more time consuming to program </li></ul><ul><li>not as accurate </li></ul><ul><li>Garmin Rino 101: </li></ul><ul><li>also a two way radio </li></ul><ul><li>more options and accuracy </li></ul><ul><li>slightly easier to program and navigate </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Marking a location, or waypoint, is the function that allows you to put a specific location to be found into the GPS unit. </li></ul><ul><li>There are two ways to do this: </li></ul><ul><li>- You can mark the location when you are physically there, or </li></ul><ul><li>- You can mark a location by manually entering the coordinates (often found on a website like geocaching.com ) </li></ul>Geko Screen Rino Screen Marking a Waypoint
  6. 6. Finding the Waypoint… … the best part!
  7. 7. Finding the Waypoint <ul><li>Get to the Main Menu Page. </li></ul><ul><li>Go to Waypoints. </li></ul><ul><li>You can select either by name or nearest. </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight your waypoint choice. </li></ul><ul><li>Select Go To. </li></ul><ul><li>A compass screen will appear with distance and arrow. </li></ul><ul><li>*You must be moving for the arrow to be accurate! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Other Nifty Features <ul><li>On the Rino: </li></ul><ul><li>when you call each other, it logs your location as a waypoint </li></ul><ul><li>both units show degree of accuracy </li></ul><ul><li>during your spare time (note sarcasm) you can learn the many “moves” this guy has and what each one means! </li></ul>
  9. 9. More Nifty Features <ul><li>All four of these features can be changed. Some of the choices include: </li></ul><ul><li>- bearing </li></ul><ul><li>- heading </li></ul><ul><li>- speed </li></ul><ul><li>- zillions more… </li></ul>
  10. 10. One Last Cool Thing… <ul><li>On both units, you can: </li></ul><ul><li>Use all kinds of symbols to categorize each waypoint. </li></ul><ul><li>Name all waypoints </li></ul>
  11. 11. Enjoy!!
  12. 12. Contacting Us (like you’d want to?) <ul><li>Brian C. Smith </li></ul><ul><li>Office: (585) 383-6630 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Kim Agar </li></ul><ul><li>624-7050 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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