Where On the planet? GPS Direction For Educators By: Krissy Vaux and Imprint McBride Tri-Valley H.S. Downs, IL STARS Apr.


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At least 4 satellite signs must be gotten by the GPS unit to focus a 3-D position. GPS units can focus your scope, longitude and elevation ...
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Where In The World? GPS Instruction For Teachers By: Krissy Vaux & Mark McBride Tri-Valley H.S. Downs, IL STARS April 8, 2005

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About The GPS Satellites There are 24 unique satellites in space They circle the Earth at regular intervals in 6 distinct planes http://www.ozebiz.com.au/reference point/etrek.html

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About The GPS Satellites at least 4 satellite signs must be gotten by the GPS unit to decide a 3-D position GPS units can decide your scope, longitude and elevation

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About The GPS Satellites Most GPS units have a precision of <15 meters utilizing the 24 satellites The Garmin e Trex Legend utilizes the 24 satellites AND 25 ground stations to expand the exactness to <3 meters -This is known as the WAAS framework (Wide Area Augmentation System) http://www.garmin.com/aboutGPS/waas.html

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How Do GPS Units Work? GPS units DO NOT transmit satellite signs. They latently get them They measure the separation between the GPS unit and the satellites http://tsc.wes.army.mil/gps/dgps.htm

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Garmin e Trex Legend

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Power and Light Button Press and hold the Power Button to turn the unit on/off Press and discharge the Power Button and the light will go ahead You will see this page show up

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Page Button Press the Page Button a few times. You will see the presentation burn through the primary pages that seem as though this Satellite Page Map Page Navigation Page Trip Computer Main Menu at whatever time you can press the Page Button and come back to one of the Main Pages

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Satellite Page Press the Page Button until you see the Satellite Page The Satellite Page gives a visual of the satellites being followed The dark circles demonstrate which satellite signs are being gotten The bars at the base show signal quality -Black bars demonstrate a more grounded sign than a dim bar -4 dark bars are required for a legitimate sign

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Satellite Page For the best satellite sign you ought to… -Be outside -Have an unmistakable perspective of the sky -Hold the GPS unit level and out far from your body

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Satellite Page The base of the Satellite Page likewise demonstrates your GPS area and height (After you have 4 bars) - The N or S line indicates Latitude - The E or W line indicates Longitude

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Satellite Page what number satellites are being used?______ what number bars of sign quality do you have?____ What is the GPS area of the Buzzard Hall? (The building we were all in) _______________ _______________ What is the elevation?_______________

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Map Page Press the Page Button 1 time or until you see the Map Page The Map Page shows your developments, waypoints, scope & longitude The dark bolt demonstrates your area Press the Up & Down Buttons to zoom in and out on the guide The numbers in the lower left show the amount of range is obvious on that guide

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Map Page Zoom in until you are at 3 miles. What towns are unmistakable? _____________ __________________________________ Zoom in until you are at120ft. Stroll around. What happens?_____________________

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Navigation Page Press the Page Button 1 time or until you see the Navigation Page Walk from Buzzard Hall toward the Green House over the road How quick would you say you were walking?_______________ What course would you say you were walking?___________

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Trip Computer Page Press the Page Button 1 time or until you see the Trip Computer page Move the Click Stick up/down or left/right until the single sheet of paper in the upper right corner is highlighted and squeeze strait in ( Not the photo of a few sheets of paper )

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Trip Computer Page A screen will drop down Select Reset and squeeze strait in Select Apply and squeeze strait in Select OK and press strait in This resets your Trip Computer

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Trip Computer Page Walk around until the Moving Time peruses no less than 2 minutes What does the Trip Odometer read?______ What does the Max Speed read?_________

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Main Menu Page Press the Page Button 1 time or until you see the Main Menu Walk to a point you wish to check as a Waypoint (A Waypoint is a put away area in your GPS unit) Move the Click Stick up/down or left/right until the Mark symbol is highlighted and squeeze strait in The screen will change to the Mark Waypoint Page

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Mark Waypoint Page This page comes up when you press the Click Stick strait in on the Mark symbol You have denoted this spot as a Waypoint A Waypoint is a put away area in your GPS unit Move the Click Stick up/down or left/right until the number in the banner is highlighted and squeeze strait in

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Mark Waypoint Page When you press the snap stick strait in a letter set screen will appear Name your Waypoint by Moving the Click Stick up/down or left/right until the right letter is highlighted and squeeze strait in Do this until you have finished the name When you are done naming your Waypoint click on OK

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Mark Waypoint Page Choose no less than 3 different waypoints you might want to stamp Be certain to check and name them

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Main Menu Page: Press the Page catch until you are back to the Main Menu Page Move the Click Stick up/down or left/right until the Find symbol is highlighted and squeeze strait in The Find screen will appear Select Waypoint Select By Name What Waypoints did you list in your GPS? ________________________________________

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Main Menu Page: Returning To A Waypoint To Return to a Waypoint that you have as of now entered in your GPS unit rehash the past page of guidelines Next utilize the letter set page to sort the name of the Waypoint that you wish to come back to Press OK when completed When your Waypoint is shown, press Go To The Navigation Page will seem guiding you to the Waypoint that you chose

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Main Menu Page: Go To A Known GPS Location To go to a GPS area that you have not been to before utilize the Page catch to come back to the Main Menu page Select Mark Use the Click Stick to highlight the Location box and press the Click Stick strait being used the Alphabet page to sort in N 39 °____________ W 088°___________ Select OK

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Main Menu Page: Go To A Known GPS Location Use the Click Stick to highlight the Elevation box and press the Click Stick strait being used the Number page to sort in ______ft Select OK

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Main Menu Page: Go To A Known GPS Location Use the Click Stick to highlight the Go To box and press the Click Stick strait in The Navigation Page will appear and guide you to the area Which area did that GPS coordinate take you to? (Circle the right picture) Old Main Booth Library MLK Student Union

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Map Page kept (Measuring Distance) Press the Page catch until you are back at the Map Page Press the all over catches in favor of your GPS unit to zoom in sufficiently close on your guide to see all your waypoints

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Map Page Continued (Measuring Distance) Move the Click Stick up/down or left/right until the single sheet of paper in the upper right corner is highlighted ( Not the photo of a few sheets of paper ) and press strait in A screen will drop down Choose Measure Distance

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Map Page Continued (Measuring Distance) Use the Click Stick to move the white Reference Arrow to one of your Waypoints -When a container shows up around the name of your Waypoint, you know you are on the right spot Push the Click Stick strait into select the Waypoint (Notice that you can see the name and area of your Waypoint and you are 0.0 ft from it)

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Map Page Continued (Measuring Distance) Now move the Click Stick to a 2 nd Waypoint (Remember that you know when you are in the right area if a case conforms to the name of the Waypoint) This time DO NOT press the Click Stick strait in. (Notice that you can see the name and area of this 2 nd Waypoint and its separation and course from the primary Waypoint)

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Math Application: Area Calculation You can utilize this element to ascertain Area **For those of us who would prefer not to utilize our brains to figure ANYTHING… See the Area Calculation Via the Main Menu page**

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Area Calculation Via The Main Menu If you need to compute Area WITHOUT math… Press the Page catch to come back to the Main Menu page Move the Click Stick up/down or left/right until the Accessories symbol is highlighted and squeeze strait in Choose Area Calculator

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Area Calculation Via The Main Menu It will create the impression that you have come back to the Map Page, yet in the event that you see it is named Area Calculation page Walk to one road corner Press the Click Stick strait into Start Walk to the following corner and turn

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Area Calculation Via The Main Menu Continue doing as such until you make a complete circle around the square and wind up at the same area you started Press the Click Stick strait into Stop The zone is computed for you!!!! What is the territory of the area that square covers? _______________

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Main Menu Page Press the Page catch to come back to the Main Menu page Move the Click Stick up/down or left/right until the Find symbol is highlighted and squeeze strait in

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Main Menu Page The Find screen will appear Choose Cities Choose By Name Type for the sake of your most loved city How far is it from here? (Distance)________ What direction?________________

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