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Global Positioning System

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View Resource Global Positioning System Primer

The Global Positioning System (GPS) Primer, created by the Aerospace Corporation, gives basic information on how a GPS works and the many ways in which it is used. Supplying straight-forward text with a few graphics and illustrations, sections range from "What is Navigation?" to "Military Uses for GPS." Includes a search option and an organized selection of links to other GPS related sites. The...

http://www.aerospace.org/research/mission-assurance/gps/
View Resource Navstar: Global Positioning Satellite

This tutorial is part of WebPhysics, a site "devoted to teaching and learning physics with World Wide Web technology." The first lesson teaches visitors about orbital mechanics. The second and third lessons delve into the theory and science that make global positioning satellites a reality. Each of the three lessons contains sections on Exploration, Application, and Theory. The clearly articulated...

http://webphysics.iupui.edu/gpnew/cp_gp0.htm
View Resource Trimble: All About GPS

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a very popular and useful tool, whether you're navigating on a long hike or just driving through an unfamiliar town. A good tutorial that introduces the basics of the technology is found on the Web site of a leading GPS company, Trimble. It starts by describing the underlying concepts of GPS and how it compares to other positioning systems. Then, the...

https://www.trimble.com/gps_tutorial/
View Resource Satellite Navigation Systems

The Global Positioning System (GPS) has been in operation for several years, and its use is continually rising. GPS is the main satellite navigation system developed by the United States. There are countless applications of this technology, and numerous international efforts are currently underway. The Topcon Positioning Systems company provides an excellent introduction to GPS technology in...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/met/2002/0830
View Resource GPS Basics

The Federal Aviation Administration maintains the graphically impressive Global Positioning System (GPS) Basics Web site. From the history of the global positioning system and how it works to governmental policy that controls its use, this site does a good job of explaining all facets of what GPS is about without being overly technical. Interested visitors can explore some of the other links that...

https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/at...
View Resource Geocaching

Geocaching is a game for users of Global Positioning Systems (GPS). The idea is that people set up caches all over the world and GPS users enter waypoints into their systems in an attempt to locate the caches. The cache may be filled with rewards that are available to the player once he or she has found the cache. Rewards include books, CDs, maps, etc. After receiving a reward, the player must...

https://www.geocaching.com/play
View Resource A Practical Guide to GPS - UTM

Don Bartlett, in association with National Resources Canada, has developed an educational instruction manual addressing many key elements of GPS units. First he describes the basic features a buyer should consider when purchasing a handheld unit. Bartlett then discusses in detail the limitations and the accuracies of the readings collected by a GPS unit. Users can learn how GPS systems work and...

http://www.dbartlett.com/
View Resource GPS Drawing

This website on GPS Drawing was created by Jeremy Wood and features his artwork and a few other GPS artists. The drawings posted in the Gallery "are of journeys captured using GPS receivers" and "were created by treating travel like a geodetic pencil or a cartographic crayon." He has created images of animals and objects through travels by foot, boat, bicycle and plane. The project is also meant...

http://www.gpsdrawing.com/