# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Geospatial Technology II Task 478571266

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Explain uses of GT devices.


Explanation may include, but not be limited to,
  • Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers and GPS-enabled devices
  • satellites
  • transmitters
  • remote sensing equipment
    • light detection and ranging (LIDAR)
    • unmanned aerial systems (UAS)
    • mobile scanning.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are applications that would require GPS use?
  • How has GT evolved?
  • How has cell phone use of the GPS evolved?

Related Standards of Learning

History and Social Science


The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by

  1. synthesizing evidence from artifacts and primary and secondary sources to obtain information about the world’s countries, cities, and environments;
  2. using geographic information to determine patterns and trends to understand world regions;
  3. creating, comparing, and interpreting maps, charts, graphs, and pictures to determine characteristics of world regions;
  4. evaluating sources for accuracy, credibility, bias, and propaganda;
  5. using maps and other visual images to compare and contrast historical, cultural, economic, and political perspectives;
  6. explaining indirect cause-and-effect relationships to understand geospatial connections;
  7. analyzing multiple connections across time and place;
  8. using a decision-making model to analyze and explain the incentives for and consequences of a specific choice made;
  9. identifying the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and the ethical use of material or intellectual property; and
  10. investigating and researching to develop products orally and in writing.


The student will analyze how physical and ecological processes shape Earth’s surface by

  1. explaining regional climatic patterns and weather phenomena and their effects on people and places;
  2. describing how humans influence the environment and are influenced by it; and
  3. explaining how technology affects one's ability to modify the environment and adapt to it.


The student will apply social science skills to evaluate the significance of natural, human, and capital resources by

  1. comparing the distribution of major natural resources throughout world regions;
  2. showing the influence of resources on patterns of economic activity and land use; and
  3. evaluating perspectives regarding the use of resources.

Other Related Standards

ITEEA National Standards

14. Medical Technologies


15. Agricultural and Related Biotechnologies


16. Energy and Power Technologies


17. Information and Communication Technologies


18. Transportation Technologies


19. Manufacturing Technologies


20. Construction Technologies


TSA Competitive Events

Geospatial Technology (Virginia only)