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Maker:
Magellan Systems Corporation  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 6 in x 5 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 15.24 cm x 13.97 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
global positioning system receiver
global positioning system control unit
Date made:
ca 1997
Description:
In the late 1990s, Magellan released the first turn-by-turn navigation system for civilian drivers. The PathMaster hard-wired into a car, allowed users to see a map on a display screen and follow directions. The large computer received GPS data from an antenna and sent it to the display. A small card with a portable hard drive containing map data was inserted into the computer.
Credit Line:
from Gary Barta
ID Number:
2010.0118.13
Accession number:
2010.0118
Catalog number:
2010.0118.13
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Measuring & Mapping
Time and Navigation
Exhibition:
Time and Navigation, National Air and Space Museum
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-9699-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1405625