Trimble ScoutMaster, 1997

GPS devices produced during the 1990s by Trimble, Ashtech, and other manufacturers were intended for specific applications, such as land surveying. Besides listing a user’s latitude and longitude, this GPS receiver could provide timing accurate as an atomic clock for film and video production.

Caption:
The hand-held GPS receiver was used for tasks such as land surveying and providing accurate time.
Type: Artifact
Image Date: 2012
Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Origin: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Creator: Dane A. Penland
NASM2012-02125
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The hand-held GPS receiver was used for tasks such as land surveying and providing accurate time.
The hand-held GPS receiver was used for tasks such as land surveying and providing accurate time.