Taking Technology in the Field: Data Collection and Mapping on a Tablet PC

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Talk given to the Centre for Resources Management and Environmental Studies at the Univ of the West Indies, Barbados. April 2010

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Taking Technology in the Field: Data Collection and Mapping on a Tablet PC

  1. 1. Taking Technology in the Field: Data Collection and Mapping on a Tablet PC Meg Stewart, Visiting Fulbright Scholar 2009-10 9 April, 2010 – CERMES Brownbag Series
  2. 5. Tablets in Archaeology
  3. 6. Objectives <ul><li>To accurately document an excavation </li></ul><ul><li>To take field notes and map grid squares of site locations directly into a tablet computer </li></ul>
  4. 7. Field Archaeology video
  5. 8. Tablets in Ecology
  6. 9. Objectives Teaching: To have students participate in long-term ecological research during a series of lab exercises Research: To study the effect of Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard) on herbaceous plants and tree seedlings
  7. 10. Use of Photogrid software 25% 5%
  8. 11. Tablets in Geoscience
  9. 12. Objectives Teaching: 1) To grasp an understanding of a geomorphologic concept 2) To have students use an emerging technology in a field exercise Research: To measure stream meander migration
  10. 13. Stream mapping video
  11. 14. Digitizing
  12. 15. Digitizing video
  13. 16. Research
  14. 23. Conclusion

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