Garmin claims:On average our units are accurate to            15 meters.  So…what does this mean for us?
Applications of GPS• Navigation (example – Driving)• Emergency Cell Location• Scientific Applications (GIS)  – Surveying, ...
GIS        Geographic Information System• Capture, store, manipulate, analyze all types  of geographically referenced data
Geocaching• An outdoor game, where a GPS receiver is  used to hide and seek containers known as  “geocaches”
Geocaching• One person ‘hides’ a container, making a note  of the location with their GPS receiver• They share this locati...
Geocaching• What do you do when  you find it??  – Sign the logbook (initials,    date)  – Trade items  – Place the cache b...
Other Geocaching Guidelines• Do no trample ANY flowers/important plants• Watch out for ‘muggles’ (non-geocachers)!• Place ...
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  1. 1. Garmin claims:On average our units are accurate to 15 meters. So…what does this mean for us?
  2. 2. Applications of GPS• Navigation (example – Driving)• Emergency Cell Location• Scientific Applications (GIS) – Surveying, tectonics, map making• Aircraft Tracking• Pet/Child Tracking• Geocaching
  3. 3. GIS Geographic Information System• Capture, store, manipulate, analyze all types of geographically referenced data
  4. 4. Geocaching• An outdoor game, where a GPS receiver is used to hide and seek containers known as “geocaches”
  5. 5. Geocaching• One person ‘hides’ a container, making a note of the location with their GPS receiver• They share this location with others, who will then go and ‘seek’ the item
  6. 6. Geocaching• What do you do when you find it?? – Sign the logbook (initials, date) – Trade items – Place the cache back EXACTLY as you found it!
  7. 7. Other Geocaching Guidelines• Do no trample ANY flowers/important plants• Watch out for ‘muggles’ (non-geocachers)!• Place the container back exactly as you found it
  8. 8. What is GPS?

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