GPS - Harnessing a new technology
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1. What do the letters GPS stand for?
2. History of GPS - list 3 history facts about this technology.
5. How can GPS help those with Alzheimers disease?
6. What do you think of this example of how a GPS chip can be used?
7. Your Uncle Joe and Aunt Dot are farmers. Write a paragraph about how GPS can help them work the land.
8. The Traffic Aid system is a new way of using GPS data from cell phones. Give an example of its use.
9. Give four ways the GPS can be useful in public safety issues.
10. GPS Is Smartening Up Your Cell Phone. How does Mologogo empower people?
Census Bureau is collecting data about homes that they are keeping
a secret. Do you agree?
12. How much does an individual pay to use the GPS information?
13. GPS Privacy Concerns Hard to Navigate Listen
Watch City Buildings in Pictures David Pogue hitches a ride in A9's picture-taking, GPS-equipped S.U.V.
Listen and consider: Google Street View Captures Boston in Controversial Detail.
An engaging thing to do with a GPS receiver is geocaching.
Check out the Degree Confluence Project. What is the closest degree confluence to your home?
* The Revolutionaries - the technology inventors who have changed our lives
* Critter Quest PA explore natural diversity using gis mapping
* New York has required that all of the city's 13,000 yellow cabs install new technology, including GPS devices
* Map of public art of Washington DC. - Make a specialized map for your community
* Gap Analysis is a scientific means for assessing habitats & if native animal & plant species are being protected.
Jobs related - The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that jobs for Surveyors, cartographers, photogrammetrists, and surveying technicians grew by 21% in 2006 Much faster than average growth. Increasing demand for fast, accurate, and complete geographic information is
Geoscientists jobs grew by 22% in 2006. Much faster than average growth. The need for energy, environmental protection, and land and water management is expected to spur growth. Those with a master’s degree should have excellent opportunities, especially in the management, scientific, and technical consulting industry. Budget constraints are expected to limit opportunities in governments.
Explore The power of a map and people
2006 Cynthia J. O'Hora Users may print a hunt, exactly as it appears,
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Aligned with PA Academic Standards for Science and
3.8.4 A. Know that people select, create and use science and technology and that they are limited by social and physical restraints. Identify and describe positive and negative impacts that influence or result from new tools and techniques. Identify how physical technology (e.g., construction, manufacturing, transportation), informational technology and biotechnology are used to meet human needs. Describe how scientific discoveries and technological advancements are related. Identify interrelationships among technology, people and their world. Apply the technological design process to solve a simple problem. A. Know how human ingenuity and technological resources satisfy specific human needs and improve the quality of life. Identify and distinguish between human needs and improving the quality of life. Identify and distinguish between natural and human-made resources. Describe a technological invention and the resources that were used to develop it. A. Know the pros and cons positive and negative impacts.
3.8.7 A. Explain how sciences and technologies are limited in their effects and influences on society. Identify and describe the unavoidable constraints of technological design. Identify changes in society as a result of a technological development. Identify and explain improvements in transportation, health, sanitation and communications as a result of advancements in science and technology and how they effect our lives. B. Explain how human ingenuity and technological resources satisfy specific human needs and improve the quality of life. Identify interrelationships between systems and resources. Identify and describe the resources necessary to solve a selected problem in a community and improve the quality of life. C. Identify the pros and cons of applying technological and scientific solutions to address problems and the effect upon society.