ESRI Press, 2005, 152 pp.
Millions of people love their GPS (global positioning system) devices but don't know they can use this amazing technology to do more--much more--than simply calculate location. The dozens of illustrated examples in this lively guide show how GPS devices can be attached to just about anything (or anyone), including dogsleds, race cars, hot-air balloons, sailboats, windsurfers, ski racers, hockey players, even animals. Each example includes maps and photographs to inspire hobbyists, airline passengers, athletes, animal lovers, drivers, teachers, and students to track and map their activities. The book also discusses ways to incorporate GPS technology in the classroom to reinforce science, math, and geography curricula, provide groundwork for project-based learning, and show students that their schoolwork is important and relevant.
About the author:
Donald Cooke is a coauthor of The History of Geographic Information Systems. He is the founder of Geographic Data Technology, Inc. (GDT), recently acquired by Tele Atlas, as well as a past member of the National Academy of Science Mapping Science Committee and a member of the National Consortium for Remote Sensing in Transportation Steering Committee. Cooke played a central role in the creation of TIGER, the Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing database of the U.S. Census Bureau. He lives in Lyme, New Hampshire.