Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2004

Publication Title

The Technology Teacher

Volume

63

Issue

6

Pages

17-20

Abstract

Geospatial technology refers to a system that is used to acquire, store, analyze, and output data in two or three dimensions. Geospatial technology refers to a system that is used to acquire, store, analyze, and output data in two or three dimensions. This data is referenced to the earth by some type of coordinate system, such as a map projection. Geospatial systems include thematic mapping, the Global Positioning System, remote sensing, telemetry, and Geographic Information Systems. The science of mapmaking, cartography, has been around for centuries, and no one is sure of its true beginnings. Each of the above subsystems are elaborate fields unto themselves, however, researchers are linking them together to better understand the world in which we live. Learning about these systems will help students to address an important component of technological literacy.

Comments

© 2004 International Technology Education Association

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Original Publication Citation

Reed, P., & Ritz, J. (2004). Geospatial technology. The Technology Teacher, 63(6), 17-20.

ORCID

0000-0002-9323-5217 (Reed)

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