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Geo-ing Global TeachMeet BETT 2011

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Dom Breadmore (@predacomdom) 's presentation on GPS and Geolocation ideas for Education delivered as part of Teachmeet Takeover at BETT 2011, Olympia, London.

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  • And sorry about the legibility, SlideShare appears to have gone a bit funny with this presentation, doesn't look like that in the original.
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  • No problem - I'll check out the new link. Keep up the good work.
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  • Hi Douglas,

    I've looked into this, and it would appear that this (and many other online .kml generators) have mysteriously stopped working. You can, however achieve similar results with a great free downloadable tool called GE Path.

    http://freegeographytools.com/2007/drawing-grids-paths-and-polygons-in-google-earth-using-ge-path

    It's got a few more boxes to tick and fill in, but has much more functionality. Just remember that measurement values are always in kilometres when using the software.

    A bit of a rookie error linking to a resource that's no longer working. Apologies again.

    Dom
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  • Ah - found the text by scrolling down.

    Cant get KML Circle Generator to do anything useful.
    http://dev.bt23.org/keyhole/circlegen/
    Keeps saying 'Go back and make sure you have entered the values we need'
    (using the default values, which should do something?)
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  • Enjoyed your session at BETT
    Cant read the URLs (purple on grey!)
    Any change you could put them up so they are legible (and live!)?
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Geo-ing Global TeachMeet BETT 2011

  1. 1. Geo-ing GlobalGPS, GIS, Geolocation & Geocaching<br />Dom Breadmore<br />Digital Media Artist<br />me@dombreadmore.co.uk<br />@predacomdom<br />delicious.com/predacomdom<br />#tmtakeover<br />
  2. 2. GPS<br />GIS<br />Online Resources<br />Geolocation<br />
  3. 3. GPS Devices<br />
  4. 4. GPS – Global Position System<br />
  5. 5. GPS – Global Position System<br />Altitude: 7.5 miles<br />Speed: 600 mph<br />Altitude:13,000 miles<br />Speed: 7000 mph<br />
  6. 6. GPS Devices<br />
  7. 7. GPS Devices<br />iPhone<br />Free GPS<br />GPS-R<br />(http://www.iphoneness.com/iphone-apps/5-cool-geocaching-applications-for-iphone/) <br />Android<br />Geobeagle<br />C:Geo<br />Windows Mobile<br />GcZ II <br />Basic GPS<br />
  8. 8. GPS Coordinates<br />Latitude, Longitude<br />Just to confuse<br />There are various different standards<br />You might need a tool like this<br />to convert from one form to another<br />
  9. 9. Geocaching<br />
  10. 10. Geocaching<br />http://youtu.be/-4VFeYZTTYs<br />
  11. 11. Geocaching<br />
  12. 12. Geocaching<br />Established for over 10 years<br />1,271,959 active geocaches hidden around the world<br />4-5 million geocachers worldwide<br />
  13. 13. Geocaching in education<br />Technology to engage<br />Task Reward<br />Exploring local environment<br />Problem solving<br />Research / Revision<br />Humanities<br />Scale / Distance / Area<br />Directional / Instructional Language<br />Creative Writing<br />
  14. 14. Geocaching in education<br />Example 1: ‘The Traditional Cache’<br />Coordinates are given<br />A cache container has to be found<br />Outdoor space<br />Team work<br />Numeracy tasks eg. Money / Change<br />
  15. 15. Geocaching in education<br />Example 2: ‘The Mystery Cache’<br />The coordinates have to be figured out<br />A cache container has to be found<br />Engagement reward<br />
  16. 16. Geocaching in education<br />Example 3: ‘The Earth Cache’<br />The coordinates are given<br />There is no container to be found, instead the cache is a physical object<br />Which tree is which?<br />Describing an object’s properties<br />Local history tour<br />
  17. 17. Geocaching in education<br />Example 4: ‘The Multi Cache’<br />The initial coordinates are given<br />At each stage cachers will discover clues to take them to their next location<br />Touring and researching a site<br />Problem solving<br />Understanding perimeter<br />
  18. 18. Geocaching<br />
  19. 19. What if I don’t have a GPSr?<br />GIS<br />Google Maps makes it difficult to get coords<br />(you can right click on somewhere NOT on a road and choose ‘Get Directions’)<br />So you need....<br />http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/geocode<br />GPSvisualizer.com is CHOCKA with great tools <br />
  20. 20. (Geographical Information System)<br />Google Maps - online<br />Bing Maps - online<br />Google Earth – download required<br />GIS<br />
  21. 21. Google Maps vs Google Earth<br />
  22. 22. Mark:<br />Placemarks<br />Polygon Tool<br />Path Tool<br />Embed:<br />Audio e.g.www.vocaroo.com<br />Video e.g.www.youtube.com<br />Graphs and tabular data e.g. Google Docs<br />Google Earth <br />
  23. 23. Combining GIS and open data<br />Combining GIS and user generated content<br />Eg:<br />Google Maps Circle Generator<br />http://dev.bt23.org/keyhole/circlegen/<br />Where’s the path – OS vs Google Maps<br />http://wtp2.appspot.com/wheresthepath.htm<br />Google Maps, Streetview and MS Virtual Earth<br />http://www.mashedworld.com/DualMaps.aspx<br />Mash-Ups<br />
  24. 24. www.photosynth.net<br />Microsoft Technology for grouping images<br />e.ghttp://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=cf4e7757-c049-4f3b-837a-8339b9986421<br />Can be Geotagged<br />E.g. http://www.bing.com/maps/explore/#5003/0.6793=ps::dtpfilter:All:cid:cf4e7757-c049-4f3b-837a-8339b9986421:poi:Normal/5872/style=a&lat=52.609642&lon=-2.040991&z=7&pid=5874<br />Photosynth<br />
  25. 25. Location based games<br />Foursquare<br />Gowalla<br />Twitter<br />whereigo.com<br />Make ‘carts’ to be played in real space<br />Quizzes with clues, prompts. <br />iPhone / Android / WinMob apps<br />
  26. 26. GPS Drawing<br />Jeremy Wood<br />http://www.gpsdrawing.com/<br />GPS datalogging<br />Traverse Me for Warwick Arts Centre<br />http://www.gpsdrawing.com/maps/traverse-me.html<br />School logo on Playground<br />http://www.gpsdrawing.com/workshops/schools/isambard.html<br />
  27. 27. Final bits <br />This presentation can be found on<br />http://tinyurl.com/tmbettgps<br />Links can be found on<br />www.delicious.com/predacomdom<br />I can be found on <br />www.twitter.com/predacomdom<br />
  28. 28. Geo-ing GlobalGPS, GIS, Geolocation & Geocaching<br />Dom Breadmore<br />Digital Media Artist<br />me@dombreadmore.co.uk<br />@predacomdom<br />delicious.com/predacomdom<br />#tmtakeover<br />

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