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1 GIS & GPS Technology Introduction To Technology Integration in Science and Social Studies

2 Is Technology Important? The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives. Robert M. Hutchins


4 The goal of the OVERspace project is to develop and implement for Virginias educators, a state-wide professional development program and network for using remotely sensed data, GIS, and GPS as effective teaching and learning tools.

5 GIS is a System of computer software, hardware and data, and personnel to help manipulate, analyze and present information that is tied to a spatial location – spatial location – usually a geographic location information – visualization of analysis of data system - linking software, hardware, data personnel – a thinking explorer who is key to the power of GIS - Geographic Information Systems A Definition of GIS

6 Newport News City GIS Site

7 Some Ways GIS is Used Emergency Services Environmental Natural Disasters Education Government Medical Industry, Businesses Defense

8 1.Upper Roanoke River Watershed-A Learning Adventure 2.Nifty Fifty! – (Studies of VA provinces and regions) 3.Water, Water Everywhere, But not a Drop to Drink! (Water supply issues) 4.Medical Geography- Vaccination in the U.S. -( Mapping disease spread) 5.Colonial Economics and Immigration- (Mapping historic sites & battles) 6.Living Life on the Edge! -(GIS uses in natural disasters ) 7.Light My Fire! -(Studies of controlled burns and wildfires & satellite data)) 8.A Birds EyeView -( Studies of the NASA SATS aircraft with GPS) 9.Its Raining, Its Pouring! -( Studies of precipitation and its impacts) 10.Virginia Physiography -( A study of the specific provinces of VA) 11.MicroClimates - (Student data collection and analysis of climate types) 12.Healthy Chesapeake? -(Studies of Virginias watersheds) 12 OVERspace GIS related lesson plans in development include:

9 Science ES.1, ES.2, ES.3, ES.9 Social Studies Computer Technology Math skills English (communications) 8.5, 9.2, 9.6, 10.1, 10.7, 10.9 Geographic Information Systems GIS @ your school


11 GIS helps learners of any age think critically, learn in an integrated fashion, and exercise multiple intelligences. The infinite variations possible in topic of study, scale of exploration, data engaged, analyses used, and questions asked help teachers model the importance of being a lifelong learner.

12 3D Mine with Well Data

13 Combining Various Display Methods

14 The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a satellite-based navigation system made up of a network of 24 satellites placed into orbit by the U.S. department of Defense. GPS was originally intended for military applications, but in the 1980s, the government made the system available for civilian use. GPS works in any weather conditions, anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day. There are no subscription fees or setup charges to use GPS.

15 Some Ways GPS is Used Fishing Hiking Sailing/Boating Automobile Cell Phones Pilots Biking Education


17 What is Geo-Caching? Treasure hunt with GPS unit to find locations Database of locations kept online Its all about the trek What is in the cache: Logbook Treasure (can be anything) Clues One rule: Take from the cache and leave something of your own (FAQs)

18 Ragged Island Geocache

19 Ragged Island Track Cache

20 Ragged Island Cache

21 Geocache Found

22 Geo Cache Contents

23 Deer Park Geocache

24 Geocache Website

25 Deer Park Geocache

26 GPS & GIS Resources

27 . eTrex

28 5 Main Pages

29 Menu Page

30 Installing Batteries

31 . Left Side View

32 . Right Side View

33 Clearing Tracks Select the Main Menu Select TRACKS Use the up/down button to Select Clear Next, select yes Then Page button to return to Menu

34 Menu Page Delete Tracks

35 Clear Tracks

36 Deleting Waypoints Return to the Menu Page Select Waypoints Select Delete all

37 WayPoints Page Deleting WayPoints

38 SkyView Page

39 Satellite Page

40 5 Main Pages

41 Map Page

42 Trip Computer Page

43 Menu Page

44 Menu Page- Select Waypoints

45 Geocaching - Entering Location

46 Entering Location (Geocache)

47 Waypoints Page-Goto 1.Press Enter 2.Select 001

48 Entering Location (Geocache)


50 Edit Location Latitude & Longitude Hardest step

51 Menchville Geocaches A. N37 05.808 W76 31.734 B. N37 05.805 W76 31.790 C. N37 05.811 W76 31.832 D. N37 05.852 W76 31.814 E. N37 05.881 W76 31.748 F. N37 05.843 W76 31.679 G. N37 05.810 W76 31.670 H. N37 05.895 W76 31.777

52 Waypoint Page 001

53 Pointer Page

54 Follow The Pointer

55 Review Waypoint- GOTO

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