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Title: Global Positioning System Tutorial: All About GPS
Url: http://www.trimble.com/gps/
Publisher: Trimble Navigation Ltd.
Description: 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 principle of satellite triangulation is explained with as little technical jargon as possible. A large section of the tutorial covers differential GPS, a developing technology with profound implications. Lastly, some applications that use GPS are mentioned, and a glossary clarifies a few special terms.
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Geography (General) -- Study and teaching. Research
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Geography (General) -- Study and teaching. Research -- Audiovisual aids
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Geography (General) -- Tables. Distances, geographical positions, etc. -- Global Positioning System
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Technology
Science -- Earth science
Social studies
Science -- Space sciences
Social studies -- Geography
Key Concept: Geography -- Global positioning systems (GPS)
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Auto-Instructional Aids
Demonstrations
Instructional Materials
InteractiveResource (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Mathematical Models
Science Materials
Text (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Format: html
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Audience: All
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Postgrad
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: Trimble Navigation Limited
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2007-03-06 03:00:01 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-08-10 12:02:00 (W3C-DTF)
Source: Scout Archives  Scout Archives
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Full Record Views: 202
Resource URL Clicks: 28
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