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1 Ki – Yi Treasure Hunt Using GPS/GIS in the Classroom

2 GPS Receivers Hand-held unit “Digital compass” with a brain. Receives latitude and longitude data Receives time data

3 GPS Receivers – Quality Levels Survey grade Mapping grade Recreational grade <1 meter accuracy 1-2 meter accuracy 10-20 meter accuracy

4 Geographic Information System Called GIS Includes GPS Unit Computer software Database information Satellites Control stations

5 Geographic Information System

6 ArcView Software GIS programs by ESRI World leader in GIS software and data production Partnership with state of South Dakota Interactive mapping software Database information Retrieve public data Input end user data

7 ArcView Software

8 GPS/GIS Uses Military Emergency response Economic development City planning Real Estate Recreation

9 Why Teach GPS/GIS? Hands on learning Kids love to use technology SDSU Geography majors Real world application

10 GPS/GIS at WHS Attended GPS/GIS TTL summer 2003 Created a unit in World Geography course on GPS/GIS Attended GIS workshop spring 2004 in Pierre

11 GPS/GIS at WHS - Unit Covered background information 2 days GPS unit training 1 day of Ki-Yi Treasure Hunt 3 days of ArcView software training 3 days mapping our routes in WTN

12 9-12 WORLD GEOGRAPHY STANDARDS 1. use maps, globes, and other geographic tools to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective by selecting appropriate maps, map projections, and other graphic representations to analyze geographic problems; constructing maps using fundamental cartographic principles including translating narratives about places and events into graphic representations; interpreting maps and other geographic tools through the analysis of case studies and using data; and using geographic tools to represent and interpret the earth’s physical and human systems.

13 Ki-Yi Unit Objectives: After completing this unit the student will be able to understand… how to care and operate the handheld GPS units. the many real-world applications of GPS and GIS systems. how GPS/GIS have affected their world and possible uses for them in their future. how to correctly generate and use map projections of various types.

14 Ki-Yi Unit Tasks 2.Discuss misconceptions and current knowledge of GPS or GIS systems handout.handout 3.View the website GPS Uses in Everyday Life – Aerospace Corporation GPS primer and complete worksheet.GPS Uses in Everyday Life complete worksheet 4.Go over Location Review document and website World Latitude and LongitudeLocation Review documentWorld Latitude and Longitude 1. Hook – How GPS is used today. Military and civilian uses. Ambush in Iraq Laser Guided Missiles GPS Guided boat to Cuba

15 Ki-Yi Unit Tasks 5.GPS/GIS consumer uses Internet activity.Internet activity. 6.With the GPS unit in hand, read through the User Guide overview. User Guide overview. 7.Learn to set a waypoint and navigate to it. Enter ______________ as the goto point and determine what is at that location. 8.Partner up and do Ki-Yi Treasure Hunt.Ki-Yi Treasure Hunt

16 Ki – Yi Treasure Hunt


18 Setting Waypoint

19 Locating Waypoint

20 GPS/GIS Unit Tasks 9.Upload waypoints from Ki-Yi treasure hunt into your computer using OziExplorer. Ozi instructionsOzi instructions 10.Complete Mapping Our World module one in ArcView. 11.Complete Mapping Our World module five in ArcView. 12.Work with Treasure Hunt shapefile to map route and home. 13.Print map and turn in. 14.Take GPS overview quiz. 15.Complete GIS/GPS journal prompt. journal prompt

21 Base Layer

22 Treasure Hunt Waypoints

23 Treasure Hunt Route

24 City Street Layer

25 House Location

26 Route to School

27 Completed Map

28 Implementing GPS/GIS Request ArcView software Train your teachers Purchase GPS units Implement unit into curriculum Sources receiverAccuracyPreview.htm receiverAccuracyPreview.htm Questions

29 By: Paul Peterson Social Studies Teacher Watertown High School

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