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Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

1972-1978

Ivan Getting, Bradford Parkinson

 
 
1972-1978 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, August 23, 2021
1. 1972-1978 Marker
Inscription.  Getting and Parkinson devise the Global Positioning System. It uses satellite signals, control stations and GPS receivers to pinpoint location in consumer cars and boats as well as commercial and military craft.
 
Erected by U.S. Department of Transportation.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceCommunicationsRoads & VehiclesWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the D.C. - Transportation Walk series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1972.
 
Location. 38° 52.528′ N, 77° 0.156′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from Tingey Street Southeast east of New Jersey Avenue Southeast, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 New Jersey Avenue Southeast, Washington DC 20590, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1983 (here, next to this marker); 2004 (here, next to this marker); 1966 (a few steps from this marker); Landing Gear and Wheels (a few steps from this marker);
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1962 (a few steps from this marker); 2003 (a few steps from this marker); 1607 (within shouting distance of this marker); April 1, 1967 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 2, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 100 times since then and 7 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 23, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 4, 2022