Why are maps important?

Maps represent the real world on a much smaller scale. They help you travel from one location to another. They help you organize information. They help you figure out where you are and how to get where you want to …

What is a topographic map?

A topographic map shows the physical features of Earth. These features can be mountains, rivers, lakes, valleys, craters, and more. Man-made features such as roads may also be included.

In addition to physical features, a topographic map shows the …

What is a map?

A map is designed to represent a variety of information. Some maps show where roads are located. Others show the location of tourist attractions or local landmarks. Other maps show weather patterns.  

The objects on a map are indicated by …

What is geocaching?

Geocaching is a worldwide treasure-hunting game. In geocaching, people hide a cache (pronounced like “cash”) for others to find. Remember that geo means Earth, and caching is the process of hiding a cache.

A cache …

What is engineering?

According to the National Academy of Engineering: “Engineering has been defined in many ways. It is often referred to as the ‘application of science’ because engineers take abstract ideas and build tangible products from them. Another definition is ‘design under …

What is GPS?

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a navigation and precise-positioning tool. Developed by the Department of Defense in 1973 with the first satellite being lanched in 1978, GPS was originally designed to assist soldiers and military vehicles, planes, and ships …

What is technology?

Technology is a broad concept that refers to use and knowledge of tools and crafts, and how these tools and crafts affect our ability to control and adapt to the environment. In human society today, technology is a result of …