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    nutshell, it is the use of a GPS device, along with GPS coordinates, to locate hidden containers called caches. Before geocaching people would participate in scavenger hunts and letterboxing events. Scavenger hunts are events where each participant or group is provided with a list of items to gather. The first person or group to collect all the items is the winner. In letterboxing, participants are provided with a series of clues or puzzles, when solved they lead participants from location to location. The final destination holds a box containing a log book and a hand carved stamp. Participants stamp their personal log book with the site stamp and then stamp the letterbox log with their own personal stamp. The acronym GPS stands for Global Positioning Service. The Global Positioning Service is a U.S. owned utility that is operated and maintained by the U.S. Air Force. Citizen access to this service was extremely limited until the year 2000, when selective availability restrictions were removed. The removal of these restrictions allowed citizens access to accurate, real-time positioning data. In celebration of this, Dave Ulmer placed the first official cache on May 3, 2000. On September 2, 2000 the geocaching.com web site was launched with 75 indexed caches worldwide, and by December 31, 2007 there were over 500,000 active sites. According to geocaching.com there are now more than 2,000,000 sites. To get started geocaching you need to obtain a GPS device. You can purchase one…

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    After being used exclusively for military purposes, global positioning systems (GPS) are now available for civil use. GPS technology has become a part of today's life so it is not regarded as some kind of a miracle any more, but rather as a useful tool for navigation in unknown places and getting from point A to point B with less pain. GPS units are cool navigational tools for private car owners, but when it concerns the owners of entire fleets of cars and trucks, GPS tracking systems can be of…

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    Walking GPS

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    of a Walking GPS A walking GPS is a great device to be able to get you from Point A to Point B no matter where you are traveling by foot. You can use it to give your morning run a new route, a way to walk around a crowded city without getting lost or to be able to travel to new locations across the country and always know where to find everything. Walking is a great form of exercise and when you can get turn by turn directions instead of pulling out a map, a walking GPS can be a tremendous…

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    someone whom has bought the mailed item and /or items to the receiver by way of horseback, as well as had to have their journey planned by some sought of guided route, that reference mapping by directional route to complete their delivery to the intended person and/or persons. Today devices could precisely place you there before physically arriving there in person by use of GPS services. Today GPS application software not only give your positioning service, it could also lessen the…

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    My Artifact: GPS

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    a) My artifact is GPS which is very important to our daily life. There’s many kinds of GPS in the current word, each of them has a different but powerful effect or function. 1..high positioning accuracy: GPS relative positioning accuracy in 50KM up to 10-71000KM up to 10-6100-500KM up to 10-9. In the precise positioning of the 300-1500m engineering, more than 1 hour observation of the solution of the plane the plane position error is less than 1mm. 2.hort observation time:…

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    Gps Research Paper

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    Positioning System (GPS) also called NAVSTAR is a satellite-based navigation system made up of at least 24 satellites. The U.S. Department of Defense (USDOD) originally put the satellites into space for military use, yet they were made accessible for civilian use in the 1980s. It is comprised of satellites, ground stations, and receivers. These satellites can tell the exact location where someone is situated. GPS works in any climate conditions, anyplace on the planet, with no subscription fees…

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    Effects of GPS Technology in Navigation Since the beginning of mankind humans have used navigation to travel. Whether it’s walking long distances to hunt and gather or sailing out to sea beyond the sight of land to catch bigger fish, man has relied on navigation techniques to return home. Since then, navigation has relatively remained the same without drastic improvement and up until 10 – 15 years ago we were still relying on the map and compass to land navigate. We now primarily use the…

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    A Golf GPS Unit Can Help You With Your Game A golfer's most challenging aspect of the game is judging the distances of various parts of the golf course. In addition to the importance of knowing how far you are from the hole, it is also important to know the distances of different parts of a fairway are as well as managing your game effectively. A golf GPS unit can give you an advantage in in this regard. Fοr inѕtance, іf you аre standing in tһe middle οf а fairway, you mаy seө а marĸer that…

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    GPS devices have long gone from luxurious and expensive object to commonplace business accessories. GPS technology has been an advantage to the transportation industry in terms of finding efficient routes and tracking cars and make sense for any business with a moving component. Moving employees can use GPS devices to get to their intended stops on time, avoid traffic tangles and find the best gas prices. On-time customer service crates happy customers. Equipping business cars with GPS can lift…

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    Gps Application Narrative

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    scenario for the other half to come into as “first responders” and practice the steps in accessing and acting inside of the scenario. I remember the instructor for the wiring class being the kind of instructor that nearly put me to sleep. He spoke in monotone and was very unexpressive; however, by some miracle, I still managed to pay attention enough to pass the class. Our final test for this class was to find the wiring errors in a false wall and fix them. Some of my teammates had difficulty…

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