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  1. The NYGPS mail group now has 995 members. Most are K-12 and college educators. We started in 2001. NYGPS - Using GPS & GIS in Education http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nygps/ Anyone interested in the use of GPS and GIS in education is invited to join. You can post information, ask questions, and give advice. Share lessons and student activities. Invite other teachers to join your class for a project. So come join the group. Let's make it 1,000 members this fall. It's free! Anton Ninno, owner NYGPS mail group
  2. That's right. We've now got 944 members. Help us make it 1,000. The group was created in back in 2001, when geocaching was a new idea. We hope to make it to 1,000 members this year. Want to join? Click the link below. NYGPS http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nygps/ The NYGPS mail group, created in 2001, was originally intended for New York State educators who are exploring the use of GPS (Global Positioning System) and the Internet for math, science, and social studies instruction. We later expanded to include all teachers, college faculty, and professional GPS users who are interested in this topic. Our goal is to create meaningful learning activities for students. We will work to build a community of educators who are integrating the use of GPS and mapping technology into their state curriculums for math, science and social studies. The learning activities that result will inherently address many national and NYS learning standards. We intend that through the use of GPS and mapping technology, students will practice the vital language arts and communication skills they will need to complete hands-on, inquiry-based, collaborative projects involving higher order thinking skills. We know that students who learn to use GPS and mapping technology will gain a set of highly desirable skills for future employment in business, industry, and government. We hope that through the use of these important analytical tools our students will become productive, successful citizens who know how to ask questions, solve problems, communicate effectively, and inform themselves about the local and global issues that affect their lives. Note: After you complete the process to "Join This Group", please use the lefthand index areas to share lesson plans, activities, handouts, photos, and links. Anton, NYGPS owner Syracuse, NY
  3. That's right. We've now got 944 members. We hope to make it 1,000 in 2008. Want to join? Click the link below. NYGPS http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nygps/ The NYGPS mail group, created in 2001, was originally intended for New York State educators who are exploring the use of GPS (Global Positioning System) and the Internet for math, science, and social studies instruction. We later expanded to include all teachers, college faculty, and professional GPS users who are interested in this topic. Our goal is to create meaningful learning activities for students. We will work to build a community of educators who are integrating the use of GPS and mapping technology into their state curriculums for math, science and social studies. The learning activities that result will inherently address many national and NYS learning standards. We intend that through the use of GPS and mapping technology, students will practice the vital language arts and communication skills they will need to complete hands-on, inquiry-based, collaborative projects involving higher order thinking skills. We know that students who learn to use GPS and mapping technology will gain a set of highly desirable skills for future employment in business, industry, and government. We hope that through the use of these important analytical tools our students will become productive, successful citizens who know how to ask questions, solve problems, communicate effectively, and inform themselves about the local and global issues that affect their lives. Note: After you complete the process to "Join This Group", please use the lefthand index areas to share lesson plans, activities, handouts, photos, and links.
  4. >I have talked with him multiple times. The majority of the conversation would be inappropriate to repeat. >Since geocaching moved virtual cache's over to waymarks he simply quit. Archived all of his caches without >warning except the virtual caches. Left all those caches out in the wild and has apparently told everyone >that they can collect them cause he now hates geocaching. Again, I can't believe the owners of geocaching.com allow members to post these kinds of libelous remarks. It's gotten so nasty that other players are sending me email suggesting I report, or at least, defend myself. You never "talked" to me. We only communicated by email. I never wrote anything that couldn't be repeated in my email replies. This is total fabrication (fantasy?) on your part. You should be ashamed of yourself. I was one of the first geocachers in the greater Syracuse, NY area. There was only one cache in this city when I started hiding them, and before I started giving my caches up for adoption and archiving them, I had hid something like 76 in all. Yes, I did stop playing when the gc.com owners decided to being ending virtual and locationless (reverse) caches. So what? My choice. Many players asked me to keep hiding them, but it was a losing battle. No big deal. And if I state my opinions, well, it's a free country. But I never trashed other geocachers, as you seem to enjoy doing so much. If you like geocaching so much, maybe you should quit posting libelous fabrications and go play the game. Either that, or you should be banned from the forums. Anton ------- I have talked with him multiple times. The majority of the conversation would be inappropriate to repeat. Since geocaching moved virtual cache's over to waymarks he simply quit. Archived all of his caches without warning except the virtual caches. Left all those caches out in the wild and has apparently told everyone that they can collect them cause he now hates geocaching. I found my first one by accident, thought it was another cache 300 feet off course then later realized what it was and asked him about it and he bit my head off. In asking him if I could rehide it he bit my head off again claiming he already told everyone they can have his cache's. I am a late bloomer and missed the announcement. He is well aware that I have GCN51E and I have re-hid it already too. (GC1CTM9) The stamp is a ying yang stamp and I am working on a Korean letterbox, so saving it for that. Don't know the exact code for the other cache's but I have hidden one its GC1CWJA. GCN51E is free and clear. I collected his geolitter. My first FTF was another cache someone else grabbed that he left for geolitter. (GC1AQD4) This cache I picked up today I thought was more geolitter, a joke, a lost cache, something..., bottom line I can't find anything that says its suppose to be there.
  5. >Ask any local they will tell you he has a stick up his...., I am the ex-geocacher you're describing here. I can't believe the owners of this geocaching.com allow members to post logs that constitute libel. Seems to me you should be banned from this website for using that kind of language. Unbelievable. If people like you are playing this game, it's no wonder... Anton ------- The letterbox in the logs is GCN51E. Which the owner quit and archived everything he owned on geocaching due to a personal grudge he has after they stopped allowing the creation of virtual cache's and locationless caches. Ask any local they will tell you he has a stick up his...., After asking for a hint cause I couldn't find his cache he archived it, and since then I have found it and re-hid it elsewhere. (He said he doesn't care, and made it very clear that anyone is welcome to find his cache's, I have found two other letterbox's he left for geolitter) It rose suspision after I retrieved GCN51E and people were still claiming they found it. I called one persons bluff thinking he didn't find anything and he told me where to find the square cache in question. (I was about to delete his log and call him a liar, boy am I glad I didn't).
  6. NYGPS - a Yahoo mail group website for Educators http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nygps/ Created back in October, 2001, when geocaching was young, the NYGPS mail group is a resource for educators using GPS and GIS for instruction. We now have 920 members. If you are a K-12 teacher, college faculty member, professional GPS/GIS user. pr interested parent, consider joining our group. It's free. All the messages posted since 2001 are archived on the website and searchable. We have sections for Files, Links, and Photos shared by the members - lesson plans, Powerpoints, and more. Check it out. Anton Ninno, owner - aka N2RUD NYGPS mail group
  7. I don't care to use these forums to interact with teachers. Please accept my invitation to join the NYGPS mail group. See the link below. When you join, mention your interest in GPS and the school name. NYGPS - Now almost 800 members exploring the use of GPS in schools http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nygps/ Anton, owner NYGPS mail group
  8. If you're a teacher, parent, or GPS professional interested the use of GPS and GIS technology for math, science and social studies instruction, please consider joining our mail group website. It's free, of course! NYGPS - Now almost 800 members exploring the use of GPS in schools http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nygps/ ------ Anton Ninno, mail group owner Southside Academy Syracuse, NY
  9. If you're a teacher, parent, or GPS professional interested the use of GPS and GIS technology for science and social studies instruction, please consider joining our mail group website. NYGPS - 600+ members exploring the use of GPS in schools http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nygps/ Anton, owner Syracuse, NY
  10. If you're a teacher, parent, or GPS professional interested the use of GPS and GIS technology for science and social studies instruction, please consider joining our mail group website. NYGPS - 600+ members exploring the use of GPS in schools http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nygps/ Anton, owner Syracuse, NY
  11. Any Go players here? If you love using maps and coordinate systems, you may also enjoy learning to play the 4,000 year old board game called Go. Played by millions around the world, it's more specifically called igo in Japan, baduk in Korea, and wei-qi in China, the land of its origin. The actual invention of the game is lost in antiquity, but one theory is that the board was first created as a tool of divination for a Chinese emperor. The intersecting grid lines on the board are thought to have been a map of the world, with the four corners representing the four directions of the compass, and the intersections being the days of the calendar year. Over the centuries, military leaders in Asian countries have played Go to sharpen their battlefield strategies. More recently, an article by Henry Kissinger in Newsweek magazine, used the following reference in this regard. See the clip copied below. So if you like GPS, maps, and board games, take a look at the fascinating old game. Even if you don't usually enjoy strategy games, like chess, give this one a try. It's much different from anything you've seen before. Playing Go was once the pasttime of Zen monks. It's like watching Yin and Yang in action, and a bit like working on a jigsaw puzzle with a friend, only with a picture for reference. Truly a unique game. I'll be happy to answer any questions. If you're already a Go player, let us know. Tell the group here what you think of the game. We're all ears! Anton ---- Special Report: America's Assignment By Henry Kissinger Newsweek, 11/08/04, pp. 32-38 Paragraph on page 36 - An interesting recent article compared the difference in the diplomatic style of China and the United States to their intellectual games - the West's chess and Chinese neiji, better known by the Japanese name of go. Chess has only two outcomes: draw and checkmate. The objective of the game is to say, that is to say, its outcome is total victory or defeat - and the battle is conducted head-on, in the center of the board. The aim of go is relative advantage; the game is played all over the board, and the objective is to increase one's options and reduce those of the adversary. The goal is less victory that persistent strategic progress. --- Additional Resources: What is the game of Go? - by Mindy McAdams http://www.well.com/user/mmcadams/gointro.html American Go Association http://www.usgo.org/ Syracuse Go Club - Syracuse, NY http://groups.yahoo.com/group/syracusegoclub/
  12. NYGPS now has 470 members! Visit the site and join the group! NYGPS - Educators Using GPS for Math, Science & Social Studies Instruction http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nygps/ From our homepage -- "While the NYGPS group was originally intended for NYS educators who are exploring the use of GPS (Global Positioning System) and the Internet for math, science & social studies instruction, we have since expanded to include all teachers, college faculty & professional GPS users who are interested in this topic. Our goal is to create meaningful learning activities for students. We will work to build a community of educators who are integrating the use of GPS and mapping technology into their state curriculums for math, science and social studies. The learning activities that result will inherently address many national and NYS learning standards. We intend that through the use of GPS and mapping technology, students will practice the vital language arts and communication skills they will need to complete hands-on, inquiry-based, collaborative projects involving higher order thinking skills. We know that students who learn to use GPS and mapping technology will gain a set of highly desirable skills for future employment in business, industry, and government. We hope that through the use of these important analytical tools our students will become productive, succesful citizens who know how to ask questions, solve problems, communicate effectively, and inform themselves about the local and global issues that affect their lives. After you complete the process to "join this group", please feel free to use the lefthand index sections to upload and share files, photos & links." Anton, owner NYGPS mail group Syracuse, NY
  13. Diners Club - a locationless geocache collection of cool diners! http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detai...59-bdd78f6e9d98 Anton, aka N2RUD
  14. See the list of all my LCs below. You really think LCs aren't as much of a challenge, or just as much fun to play, as finding another silly ammobox in the woods? If so, you must be some kind of box-junkie. It's time to think OUT of the box, and to let this game grow and evolve. Some LCs may be silly, like that infamous Yellow Jeep cache that never should have been allowed. I like to think that my LCs have some educational value. The only exception is the Diners Club cahce, which was just for fun. On the other hand, it can no longer be said that geocachers out on a hunt can't find a good place to eat. If you read the logs, you'll find good diners all over the planet. Not a bad thing to know. Here's the list, from most recent going back to my first attempt at an LC. Enjoy! Anton ----- 14 Locationless Geocaches by Anton Historic Arsenal http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?ID=47732 Amphitheater - Classically Greek! http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?ID=46812 Know Your Important Birds http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?ID=43009 Plethoric Planetaria http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?ID=40649 Morphologically Meromictic http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?ID=37099 Women of Courage http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?ID=36018 Arboretum Walkabout http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?ID=35307 Presidents on Parade http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?ID=33852 Chess for Kings http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.asp?ID=28365 Ride the Underground Railroad http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.asp?ID=27393 Observatory Quest http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.asp?ID=27254 Native American History Lesson http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.asp?ID=26263 Historic Forts http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.asp?ID=21378 Diners Club http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.asp?ID=21289
  15. When will the moratorium on locationless caches be over? When will the new "functionality" be ready? How long has it been since the moratorium began, 2 years? ---- Copied from the Geocaching.com FAQ list: "Locationless Caches - There is currently a moratorium on locationless caches. No caches will be posted until functionality is available to better serve this unique category."
  16. Looking for giant Chess sets? No problem. We've got 105 of them logged right here! Chess for Kings - global locationless geocache http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.asp?ID=28365 Anton ---- Anton, N2RUD Syracuse, NY NYGPS http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nygps/ CNY Go Club http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cnygo/
  17. CORSE 2004 Training Conference - June 28 - July 2nd Cayuga Community College, Auburn, NY http://www.iagt.org/corse/ Like CORSE 2001-2003, CORSE 2004, the Conference on Remote Sensing Education, is designed to teach teachers in the United States how to use Geographic Information Technology (GIT) in the classroom. Registration deadline is June 11, 2004. Please note: Spaces are limited. Applications and registrations will be accepted until the conference is full. The Conference is sponsored the Institute for the Application of Geospatial Technology, the Mid-Hudson Service Learning Institute for Watershed and Environmental Studies, Cayuga Community College, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and the New York State Education Department. The introductory track will focus on incorporating the technologies into Community Service Learning exercises. Community Service works best when teachers and students and the community all work together. Therefore, attendees are encouraged to bring one student and one public official or a community volunteer to work with during the conference. The team approach is not mandatory for introductory track attendees, but there is an added incentive to bring teammates. A limited number of scholarships are available to New York State participants who come as part of a team. See Scholarships below for more information. The intermediate track is intended for return participants or participants who have a little knowledge with the technologies. This track will include refresher courses and then give participants the opportunity to learn more advanced applications. There are two tracks in the conference: one for teachers who have had no previous experience; and one for those who have used the technologies. June 28 — Nature of Spatial Data and Hands-on GPS exercises June 29 — Hands-on instruction in GIS June 30 — Hands-on instruction in Remote Sensing July 1 — Lesson plan integration and Service Learning exercises July 2 — Lesson plan integration and Service Learning exercises Application Process Because we feel that it is very important that the attendees be able to support one another when they return to their schools, we prefer applicants who apply in pairs from the same school or nearby schools. Although pairs of applicants will be given preference, teachers who wish to attend by themselves should not hesitate to apply. To apply, follow this link. After applying, you will be contacted by email (within one week of applying), indicating whether or not your application has been accepted. Those who are accepted will be provided with details for completing the registration process. Scholarships There are a limited number of scholarships available to New York State applicants who come as part of a 3-person team. The team consists of: K-12 teacher 7th-12th grade student and local public official (such as a member of a town board, planning committee, etc or a community volunteer). The scholarships are valued at $500 and cover the registration fee, Sunday — Thursday night lodging (2 to a room), and the two additional dinners that are not covered as part of the conference. The conference committee is currently seeking other sources of funding to provide similar scholarships to applicants who do not come as part of a team. There is no guarantee we will get additional funding, so please be prepared to pay these costs yourself. Registration Fee There is a registration fee of $275 to cover costs that the sponsors cannot cover. This fee includes all books and materials used in the conference, a GPS receiver (pictured at right) and PC Cable for downloading data to your computer, and a 1-year ArcView software license. Breakfast and lunch are also included each day as well as dinners Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights. Transportation to and from the Holiday Inn to Cayuga Community College will also be provided during the conference. Lodging A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn with a conference rate of $36 per person per night for a double occupancy room (one room with 2 queen beds). You will be asked to pay for the room at the time of registration. The conference can assign a conference room-mate for you at time of registration or you may pay the full amount ($72 per night) if you do not want a room-mate. Other Information Graduate Credit Conference attendees will be able to earn one graduate credit hour course entitled "GIT in the Classroom" from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse , NY by attending the entire conference. Visit here to see the course description. The cost of the course is $75. Full information will be on the registration form. Undergraduate Credit Conference attendees will be able to earn one undergraduate credit hour course entitled "Special Topics in GIT" from Cayuga County Community College by attending the entire conference. The cost of the course is $75. Full information will be on the registration form.
  18. Recently submitted to the NYGPS mail group website. Enjoy! - Anton, N2RUD NYGPS - 400-plus Teachers Exploring GPS for K-12 Instruction http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nygps/ ---- From: "Anton Ninno" <aninno@cnyric.org> Date: Wed May 26, 2004 10:32 am Subject: Are you a GPS artist? Why Not? Do you know an art teacher? Show them the GPS art websites linked below. Then take them outside to make a GPS drawing. Head for the ball field to make sure you have enough room to draw (walk) an really big outline image. If your school has GPSrs to use with students, you might end up with whole new art project. Art classes can share their drawings (track files) on the Web. Talk about getting the kids outdoors. They'll be drawing on an Earth canvas...with satellites! If you get that far, please create a folder for yourself in our Files section at the NYGPS mail group website and then upload some of your GPS drawings. Let's try to share some student GPS art on the Web! ---- GPS Art Resources on the Web BBC News: Safari by Satellite - October 15, 2001 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/sci_te...ife/1595670.stm With GPS, World is Your Canvas - Wired News, June 22, 2002 http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,52989,00.html GPS Art - England http://www.gpsdrawing.com/ GPSart - Poland http://www.gps.art.pl/gpsart-e.html Current Visual Art: G.P.S. Art - Hunterdon Central Reginal HS http://weblogs.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/sl108/discu...gReader$70 Picture This World - GPS World, April 2004 http://www.gpsworld.com/gpsworld/article/a...il.jsp?id=92652 Traklogs: It's GPS Drawing, but is it art? http://www.tracklogs.co.uk/cgi-bin/publ/user.cgi? obj=home&page=news&id=141 GPS: A Literal Sense of Place http://www.hybrid.concordia.ca/~ian_camp/texts/gps.htm î± @ Gï§ (Art & GIS) - University of California at San Diego http://leda.ucsd.edu/~rose/ GeoSnapper - geo-referenced global digital photography http://www.geosnapper.com/ __________ "I learn by going where I have to go." - Theodore Roethke Anton Ninno, K-12 Tech Integration Trainer Voice: 315-431-8407 E-mail: aninno@ocmboces.org OCM-BOCES, Rodax 8 Building 6075 East Molloy Rd., Syracuse, NY 13206 OCM-BOCES http:// www.ocmboces.org/ NYGPS http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nygps/
  19. Looking for good place to eat on your next geocaching adventure? The "Diners Club" locationless geocache now has over 600 logs, and everyone of them is a funky local diner. Bon appetite! Want to share your favorite diner? Diners Club http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detai...59-bdd78f6e9d98 Anton, N2RUD Syracuse, NY
  20. NYGPS now has 420 members! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nygps/ From our homepage -- "While the NYGPS group was originally intended for NYS educators who are exploring the use of GPS (Global Positioning System) and the Internet for math, science & social studies instruction, we have since expanded to include all teachers, college faculty & professional GPS users who are interested in this topic. Our goal is to create meaningful learning activities for students. We will work to build a community of educators who are integrating the use of GPS and mapping technology into their state curriculums for math, science and social studies. The learning activities that result will inherently address many national and NYS learning standards. We intend that through the use of GPS and mapping technology, students will practice the vital language arts and communication skills they will need to complete hands-on, inquiry-based, collaborative projects involving higher order thinking skills. We know that students who learn to use GPS and mapping technology will gain a set of highly desirable skills for future employment in business, industry, and government. We hope that through the use of these important analytical tools our students will become productive, succesful citizens who know how to ask questions, solve problems, communicate effectively, and inform themselves about the local and global issues that affect their lives. After you complete the process to "join this group", please feel free to use the lefthand index sections to upload and share files, photos & links." Anton, N2RUD OCM-BOCES Syracuse, NY
  21. Please accept this invitatino to join the NYGPS mail group for educators using GPS for math, science, social studies, phys ed, and tech ed. We have 400+ members! We have collected tons of resources on our mail group webpage, and they're all free to members. Membership is free, too. We've got documents, links, lesson plans, photos, and more. So come on down, and join the group. NYGPS http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nygps Be there - don't be triangular! Anton, N2RUD - owner NYGPS mail group Syracuse, NY
  22. NYGPS now has 400 members! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nygps/ From our homepage -- "While the NYGPS group was originally intended for NYS educators who are exploring the use of GPS (Global Positioning System) and the Internet for math, science & social studies instruction, we have since expanded to include all teachers, college faculty & professional GPS users who are interested in this topic. Our goal is to create meaningful learning activities for students. We will work to build a community of educators who are integrating the use of GPS and mapping technology into their state curriculums for math, science and social studies. The learning activities that result will inherently address many national and NYS learning standards. We intend that through the use of GPS and mapping technology, students will practice the vital language arts and communication skills they will need to complete hands-on, inquiry-based, collaborative projects involving higher order thinking skills. We know that students who learn to use GPS and mapping technology will gain a set of highly desirable skills for future employment in business, industry, and government. We hope that through the use of these important analytical tools our students will become productive, succesful citizens who know how to ask questions, solve problems, communicate effectively, and inform themselves about the local and global issues that affect their lives. After you complete the process to "join this group", please feel free to use the lefthand index sections to upload and share files, photos & links." Anton, owner NYGPS mail group Anton - N2RUD Syracuse, NY
  23. Sorry about that. We got so much trash mail and spam from bogus members, that I had to close the group. All I get as a group owner is a note with the applicants email address and Yahoo username. I can check their Profile page at Yahoo Groups, but it they don't fill it out, it doesn't provide any more information about who they are, or why they want to join NYGPS. We're doing our best to keep out the spammers, and you got caught in the process. Send me an email about why you want to join NYGPS. Your reply above doesn't say much about that. Thanks. Anton, owner NYGPS mail group
  24. Want to meet more teachers who use GPS? Just click this link, and join our group! NYGPS Mail Group for Teachers http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nygps/ Anton, owner NYGPS Mail Group Anton - N2RUD Syracuse, NY
  25. Greetings, Where can I find a list of the geocaches with the most logs, especially found-it logs? It's easy enough to find lists that rank players by the number of finds, but what about a ranking for caches with the most logs? Seems only fair that this game give some credit to the people that make it possible: the cache owners. I have no idea how many logs have been submitted for the oldest, or most popular, caches at this point. Does anyone? If so, where can we all see a listing like that? For example, my first locationless cache now has 294 logs from players who have completed the requirements. My oldest traditional cache, placed at a degree confluence point, now has 57 logs. I haven't counted the logs on all 71 of my geocaches lately. Does anyone else keep track of the number of logs their caches have generated? At some point I'd like to know how the number of logs for my caches compares with other players' geocaches. I'd like to see a listing of the top 10 (or 100?) geocaches based on the number of logs they generated. Now let's hear what you think! Anton - N2RUD Syracuse, NY [This message was edited by Anton on July 20, 2003 at 09:27 AM.]
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