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Geography -- Global positioning systems (GPS)
NOS Geodesy Discovery Kits
Defines geodesy and introduces the National Geodetic Survey. View a tutorial on the history, elements and modern methods of geodesy. Applications of mapping are illustrated: determining land boundaries and shorelines;...
Southern California Integrated GPS Network (SCIGN)
The Southern California Integrated GPS Network (SCIGN), which operates a network of 250 continuously-operating Global Positioning System (GPS) stations, provides access to a variety of high-level GPS data products,...
What Is a Rate?
This lesson plan, beginning with background information and helpful equations, is about vectors, with an application to GPS, and would be appropriate for use in a high school mathematics classroom. Knowledge of basic...
Overview of How the Global Positioning System (GPS) is Used to Study Earthquakes
This module allows students to interactively explore the use of the Southern California Integrated GPS Network (SCIGN) and its data in earthquake studies. The four major sections, Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, Global...
Global Positioning System Tutorial: 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...
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