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Mapping Our World<br />Using Maps and Mapping Tools<br />to Help Us Understand our World<br />GIS & GPS<br />
Wonderful, Useful Maps!<br />Maps have always been used by people, even in<br />ancient times, to study the heavens, earth...
Wonderful, Useful Maps!<br />Maps are used to show the location of a place or thing.<br />
Wonderful, Useful Maps!<br />Some maps show changes of a place over time.<br />
Wonderful, Useful Maps!<br />There are maps used to compare informationfrom different place to show their differences and ...
Wonderful, Useful Maps!<br />And some maps tell stories or record journeys that people have taken. <br />
Wonderful, Useful Maps!<br />Then there are maps whose main purpose is to show us the beauty of the world around us.<br />...
Today’s Activities!<br />How do GPS Units work with satellites in space to gather information about the location of things...
Important Parts of a Map<br />Legend<br />North Arrow<br />Scale Bar<br />
Tools for Mapping<br />Global <br />Positioning <br />Systems<br />GPS<br />Unit we use to gather information about our wo...
Tools for Mapping<br />Geographic <br />Information <br />Systems<br />GIS<br />Computer mapping program <br />
Can you find your school?<br />
Scavenger Hunt!<br />
Mahalo!!<br />Have fun making maps!!<br />
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GIS and GPS - Presentation to 4th graders at King Kaumualii Elementary School

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GIS, GPS presentation to 4th graders at King Kaumualii Elementary School, Lihue, Kauai

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GIS and GPS - Presentation to 4th graders at King Kaumualii Elementary School

  1. 1. Mapping Our World<br />Using Maps and Mapping Tools<br />to Help Us Understand our World<br />GIS & GPS<br />
  2. 2. Wonderful, Useful Maps!<br />Maps have always been used by people, even in<br />ancient times, to study the heavens, earth and daily life. <br />There are even maps of the solar system and of <br />the known Universe!<br />
  3. 3. Wonderful, Useful Maps!<br />Maps are used to show the location of a place or thing.<br />
  4. 4. Wonderful, Useful Maps!<br />Some maps show changes of a place over time.<br />
  5. 5. Wonderful, Useful Maps!<br />There are maps used to compare informationfrom different place to show their differences and similarities.<br />
  6. 6. Wonderful, Useful Maps!<br />And some maps tell stories or record journeys that people have taken. <br />
  7. 7. Wonderful, Useful Maps!<br />Then there are maps whose main purpose is to show us the beauty of the world around us.<br />Malaspina Glacier, Alaska<br />Florida Everglades<br />
  8. 8. Today’s Activities!<br />How do GPS Units work with satellites in space to gather information about the location of things.<br />2. Scavenger hunt<br />But first, a little about maps…<br />
  9. 9. Important Parts of a Map<br />Legend<br />North Arrow<br />Scale Bar<br />
  10. 10. Tools for Mapping<br />Global <br />Positioning <br />Systems<br />GPS<br />Unit we use to gather information about our world that we put into the GIS program. <br />
  11. 11. Tools for Mapping<br />Geographic <br />Information <br />Systems<br />GIS<br />Computer mapping program <br />
  12. 12. Can you find your school?<br />
  13. 13. Scavenger Hunt!<br />
  14. 14. Mahalo!!<br />Have fun making maps!!<br />

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