Steve TatumVisual Resources CuratorArt and Architecture LibraryVirginia TechBlacksburg, VirginiaEnhancing Education Beyond...
Field NotesOn site with a smart phone
Evernotesyncs with all devices and thenotes are available onlineNotes are saved in the cloudYou need the paid service to a...
A note can include text, pictures,and a recording
Location of the note is shown on amap when there is an internetconnectionThe phone does not require a connection to record...
Thumbnail view of notes
Other apps can export to EvernoteMercury browser exports webpages
Page as saved in Evernote
GPS Data LogmyTracks (Android open source)Mac version for mobile and desktop
MyTracks can run in the background asa data logger while you use other apps
Or you can leave it open to to takepictures within the app
Export tracks and pictures from the iPhone to myTracks desktop
You can also synchronize photos from a camera with the data logby dragging them from a folder onto the map
After importing pictures into myTracksfrom a camera, select "Track" to showthem on the map.
Tracking links images to the mapIt does not write metadata to the imagesTracks with pictures can be exported as KML files ...
Select "GeoTag" to write GPS data to theimages instead of tracking them on the map
Garmin screen shotsDedicated GPS devices provide more preciselocations than mobile phones
File path for Garmin’s GPX data log file
Data log imported from a Garmin to myTracksTracksPoints onselectedtrack
Adding metadatato photos
A procedure for the iPadApp: PhotosInfo Pro (iPad only)Write XMP side cars on the iPad.Join the side cars with the camera’...
Bridge uses XMP side cars to read and writemetadata for raw files
Import image files from the camera• Use the camera connection kit to import images• The images go to the iPad’s import fol...
To add metadata to multiple images, select the metadataicon in the thumbnail view
Then select the images
To add metadata to a single image, select the imagefirst, then tap the icon
Export the XMP file
• XMP files take very little space on the iPad• After they are exported, the photos can be deleted to make room for more• ...
Home AgainEmbedding metadata in master fileswith a computer
Save the iTunes export folder to the computerSync the iPadwith iTunes
XMP from the iPad Raw files from the camera
Copy the XMP files to the image folder
Bridge -- before copying XMP to the image folder
Bridge -- after copying XMP to the image folder
Embedding the metadata• Convert the raw images to tif or another format that supportsembedded metadata, such as DNG, TIF, ...
All photos and screen shots are by the authorThanks to Dmitri Toropov and Dirk Stichling, developers of PhotosInfo Pro and...
VRA 2013 Enhancing Education Beyond the Classroom, Tatum
VRA 2013 Enhancing Education Beyond the Classroom, Tatum
VRA 2013 Enhancing Education Beyond the Classroom, Tatum
VRA 2013 Enhancing Education Beyond the Classroom, Tatum
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Presented by Steven Tatum at the Annual Conference of the Visual Resources Association, April 3rd - April 6th, 2013, in Providence, Rhode Island.

Session #1: Enhancing Education Beyond the Classroom Experience via Visualization Technologies
ORGANIZERS/MODERATORS:
John Taormina,Duke University
Mark Pompelia, Rhode Island School of Design
PRESENTERS:
Donald Beetham, Department of Art History, Rutgers University
"Assisi and Padua: Worlds Apart (Virtually)"
David Hill, Department of Architecture, North Carolina State University
"Bringing the Past Into the Practice: Incorporating Primary Source Materials into Digital Media Education"
Bryan Loar, BeecherHill, Columbus, Ohio
"Augmenting Education: The Collision of Real and Virtual Worlds"
Steven Tatum, Art & Architecture Library, Virginia Tech University
"Traveling Light: Gathering Information and Cataloging Photographs with Mobile Devices"

Endorsed by the Education Committee
As educational and cultural institutions continue to develop online image collections to support the teaching of visual culture in the expanded classroom, new technologies allow movement beyond the still image to investigate and disseminate visual information from different vantage points: social, economic, political, visual. The power of digital technologies as a means to synthesize, present, and communicate large amounts of information challenges the instructor and researcher to incorporate different ways to interrogate works of art, archaeology, and architecture or develop new visual support tools. This session seeks to explore components and examples of successful collisions between past models and present possibilities for teaching and research.

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  • Evernote is an example of the many recording and note taking apps available. It is convenient because it stores several media in one location. The ability to share notebooks makes it useful for collaborative work. It is one of the apps that Virginia Tech Educational Technologies recommend for field work for classes. The free service is fine for most purposes. The paid service is necessary if you need to access your notes offline.
  • Mercury browser for the iPhone is simply one example. Evernote develops related apps and allows access to other developers.
  • Methods of recording one’s position proliferate. This presentation uses myTracks for iOS, which works easily with a Mac desktop version created by the same developer. The iOS version is free. The desktop version is inexpensive. For collaborative projects, tacks and pictures can, for example, be placed on Google Earth.
  • Recording tracks uses power. Not a problem for moderate use, but remember to turn it off when not needed or use the short-time track recording, which automatically turns off after a set time.
  • myTrack can import the tracks
  • Attach a GPS device to a computer. The common brands made for cars work well. The current.gpx file bundles many tracks into one file. MyTracks, or other desktop apps, separate the bundle into its component tracks.
  • If the names of the XMP or image files change change at any point in the process, you will not be able to join the XMP with the original camera images.
  • This illustration shows the folder for the most recent import. You can also organize your photos into separate folders on the iPad before entering metadata.
  • When you select a single image, it enlarges and a read-only metadata panel open which displays the camera data and any IPTC you have already entered. You can dismiss the panel by tapping the arrows at the lower right of the picture. Horizontal pictures display larger without the panel. In the single image view, you can leaf through the pictures.
  • IPTC and GPS metadata are organized into tabs on the right. In the single image view, you can leaf through the images instead of closing the editor and reopening it. Close the keyboard to return the the gallery view.Bluetooth keyboard: You can use an external keyboard, but have to turn it off to return to return to the gallery view. Dictation: If your keyboard has a microphone icon, you can dictate the metadata if you have an internet connection.
  • The column on the right stores your keywords. The cursor in the search box for the keywords. If you type a word that is not in the list, the stored terms disappear.
  • You can add or edit a location manually using the map. GPS data recorded by a camera will display.
  • The location fields are automatically entered from the map. They can be edited.
  • The XMP tab only exports the metadata, not the image. Whichever export method you use, the files export quickly and take up little space in their destination.This presentation exports to the iTunes folder, a storage space on the iPad that syncs with iTunes on a computer.
  • Notice the empty IPTC fields.
  • VRA 2013 Enhancing Education Beyond the Classroom, Tatum

    1. 1. Steve TatumVisual Resources CuratorArt and Architecture LibraryVirginia TechBlacksburg, VirginiaEnhancing Education Beyond the Classroom Experience viaVisualization TechnologiesTraveling Light: Gathering Information and Cataloging Photographs withMobile DevicesApril 3, 2013Visual Resources Association Annual Conference, Providence, Rhode Island
    2. 2. Field NotesOn site with a smart phone
    3. 3. Evernotesyncs with all devices and thenotes are available onlineNotes are saved in the cloudYou need the paid service to access them offline
    4. 4. A note can include text, pictures,and a recording
    5. 5. Location of the note is shown on amap when there is an internetconnectionThe phone does not require a connection to record alocation, only to download the map.
    6. 6. Thumbnail view of notes
    7. 7. Other apps can export to EvernoteMercury browser exports webpages
    8. 8. Page as saved in Evernote
    9. 9. GPS Data LogmyTracks (Android open source)Mac version for mobile and desktop
    10. 10. MyTracks can run in the background asa data logger while you use other apps
    11. 11. Or you can leave it open to to takepictures within the app
    12. 12. Export tracks and pictures from the iPhone to myTracks desktop
    13. 13. You can also synchronize photos from a camera with the data logby dragging them from a folder onto the map
    14. 14. After importing pictures into myTracksfrom a camera, select "Track" to showthem on the map.
    15. 15. Tracking links images to the mapIt does not write metadata to the imagesTracks with pictures can be exported as KML files anddisplayed on Google Earth
    16. 16. Select "GeoTag" to write GPS data to theimages instead of tracking them on the map
    17. 17. Garmin screen shotsDedicated GPS devices provide more preciselocations than mobile phones
    18. 18. File path for Garmin’s GPX data log file
    19. 19. Data log imported from a Garmin to myTracksTracksPoints onselectedtrack
    20. 20. Adding metadatato photos
    21. 21. A procedure for the iPadApp: PhotosInfo Pro (iPad only)Write XMP side cars on the iPad.Join the side cars with the camera’s raw files at home inAdobe Bridge
    22. 22. Bridge uses XMP side cars to read and writemetadata for raw files
    23. 23. Import image files from the camera• Use the camera connection kit to import images• The images go to the iPad’s import folders• The original file names and camera’s metadata are retained(Import methods that save images to the camera roll change the file names)
    24. 24. To add metadata to multiple images, select the metadataicon in the thumbnail view
    25. 25. Then select the images
    26. 26. To add metadata to a single image, select the imagefirst, then tap the icon
    27. 27. Export the XMP file
    28. 28. • XMP files take very little space on the iPad• After they are exported, the photos can be deleted to make room for more• The XMP files will be joined with the camera’s raw files in Bridge
    29. 29. Home AgainEmbedding metadata in master fileswith a computer
    30. 30. Save the iTunes export folder to the computerSync the iPadwith iTunes
    31. 31. XMP from the iPad Raw files from the camera
    32. 32. Copy the XMP files to the image folder
    33. 33. Bridge -- before copying XMP to the image folder
    34. 34. Bridge -- after copying XMP to the image folder
    35. 35. Embedding the metadata• Convert the raw images to tif or another format that supportsembedded metadata, such as DNG, TIF, or JPG• The XMP will be incorporated into the new file.The side XMP car feature of PhotosInfo Pro was designed to work with Bridge, but works with any processingprogram that reads the side cars. Lightroom works. Aperture does not. Test your program to see that it reads themetadata and retains it in derivatives.
    36. 36. All photos and screen shots are by the authorThanks to Dmitri Toropov and Dirk Stichling, developers of PhotosInfo Pro and myTracks 4 Mac, respectively, forreadily answering questions.The author has no affiliation with with any of theproducts shown

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