Final Project Idea

For my final project I would like to do a spin off of what we did with our GPS units. However, I want to take it a step further and talk more about the technology behind GPS and then our culminating project will be to develop an iOS app that can do the calculations we did with three tree. While Dr. Hammond has already provided the equations, my students will discover those on their own.

A rough outline will look like this:

1. What is GPS and how does it work

2. Using GPS (finding points)

3. Using GPS to find distance

4. Using Google Earth to calculate distances

5. Equations for calculating distances and height

6. App development brainstorm session

7. App layout

8. Coding

9. Testing and debugging.