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An Introduction to GPS

What is GPS?

A satellite sends signals to GPS receivers.

Record Type: Learning Activity

Authors: Alana Jensen

Description: A four-hour introduction to the origins and operation of the Global Positioning System (GPS), targeted to K-12 and undergraduate learners. Provides hands-on GPS field experience, as well as practice analyzing and mapping GPS data points. Lesson adapted from a presentation by Alana Jensen, ESER Program, by Hannah Roth in Feb. 2009; used with permission by creator.

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Format: ppt

Keyword: Education, GIS/Mapping