Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Fun With a GPS Receiver

On Saturday, we presented at the South Carolina Geographic Alliance's Geofest 42.  Before meeting the teachers in the computer lab, we took our GPS receiver and walked across the street to the top of the parking garage.  Our mission was to walk a specific route with the GPS receiver's track feature turned on thereby creating a piece of art.  Our message was quite simple, but its creation was not without incident.  The campus police, likely called by someone observing from a nearby tall building, stopped by to see if I was in need of any help.  "No, thank you. We're hosting a geography workshop and I'm doing some geography."  The officer said, "Well have a nice day."...and we did!

Penn State University has posted a video series (episode one) entitled Geospatial Revolution that discusses some of what we covered in our presentation and what we can provided as part of the education program at the Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest.

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