GPS/GIS

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"GPS/GIS" is a PowerPoint for primary and secondary students that provides an overview of Global Positioning and Geographic Information Systems and their many uses. Additionally, this lesson can be paired with 1 of 4 activities: GPS and GIS worksheet, GPS handheld devices, Google Earth activity or Ladar Guns.

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GPS/GIS

  1. 1. • GPS • Global Positioning System • GIS • Geographic Information System
  2. 2. • GPS • Tells us where we are • Tells us where other people are • Tracking… • GIS • Make maps • Make information easy to understand
  3. 3. • Go from this…
  4. 4. • To this…
  5. 5. • Create new routes for emergency services • Determine locations of new stores, hospitals, schools, etc. • Make maps that tell people • Where to… • Live • Work • Play
  6. 6. • Data collection • Travel time studies • Marking locations of interest • Speed and acceleration • Search and Rescue operations • Guidance • Know where your customers are (to better serve them)
  7. 7. 0 2000 4000 6000 8000 10000 12000 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 Distance(ft) Time (sec) AM Peak EB Travel Time

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