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GBHS tech students put GPS tools to use in the field

James Huntley and Braden Jewel find a waypoint on the scavenger hunt list. The clue, “Don’t shoot,” brought the students to a spot in front of one of the tanks located at the National Guard Armory adjacent to Brit Spaugh Park.

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Students in Jake Hoflinger’s Introduction to Blueprint Production class took advantage of nice weather earlier this week, and headed over to Brit Spaugh Park to complete a scavenger hunt.  
“The class learned about global positioning systems, or GPS, to mark and track waypoints,” Hoflinger said.  Using the handheld devices, they found their speed, elevation, latitude, longitude, estimated time of arrival, bearing and time of sunset for the location.
While students leave the class knowing how to read blueprints, they learn a lot more.  Hofflinger uses hands-on exercises like this to give students a chance to put principles they learn ...

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