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Shark Tracker

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 16, 2013 10:02 PM

This is a project sponsored by OCEARCH (Ocean Reseach) that helps to track the journeys of individual sharks to better understand their migratory patterns.  This data also helps to establish maps of the spatial extend of Shark habitat.  This is in essence another fantastic practical application of GPS technology.


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Al Picozzi's comment, July 16, 2013 11:51 PM
its just never safe to get back intot he water is it. guess Im just showing my age with that movie reference. Saw Jaws at the Route 44 Drive in the Rustic full the the metal speaker that hung on your window...so much fun
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YouTube: ESRI Education's Channel

YouTube: ESRI Education's Channel | AP Human Geography Education | Scoop.it

This links you to the video "Drawing with GPS, Mapping with GIS."  How and why to draw shapes and letters with your GPS track function and map them in educational contexts. It can be a fun outdoor activity that can get students to spatially reconsider their campus, neighborhood and local environment.  Also, it will link you to the YouTube channel with many other ideas and tips.   


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Create QR Codes for GPS Coordinates to Create Scavenger Hunts

Create QR Codes for GPS Coordinates to Create Scavenger Hunts | AP Human Geography Education | Scoop.it
Create QR Codes for GPS Coordinates to Create Scavenger Hunts...

 

Not everyone was access to a full class set of GPS units.  As more students have smart phone capabilities, this is just one idea on how to leverage that technology. 


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