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Geolocation lesson slide show

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Geolocation lesson slide show

  1. 1. GEOLOCATIONGEOLOCATION TECHNOLOGY:TECHNOLOGY: Where Are You?Where Are You? Where Have You Been?Where Have You Been? Where Are You Going?Where Are You Going? What do you see along theWhat do you see along the way?way?
  2. 2. ObjectivesObjectives • Define common terminology related to geolocation technology • Use a GPS receiver to find specified locations near War Memorial Hall • Use GPS receiver to identify latitudinal and longitudinal coordinates of a chosen location • Explore mashup capabilities with photos containing geolocative data • Identify applications of geolocation technology for educational, business, and personal environments
  3. 3. Once We’ve Completed the Lesson: Seven Things You Should Know About Geolocation Technology 1. What is it? 2. Who is doing it? 3. How does it work? 4. Why is it significant? 5. What are the downsides? 6. Where is it going? 7. What are the implications for teaching and learning?
  4. 4. TerminologyTerminology Geolocation: • Identification of the real-world geographic location of an Internet-connected computer, mobile device, website visitor or other. • Can include information such as country, region, city, postal/zip code, latitude, longitude, altitude and timezone. • May refer to the practice of assessing the location, or to the actual assessed location, or to locational data. Source:www.wikipedia.com
  5. 5. TerminologyTerminology GPS: • The Global Positioning System (GPS) - space-based global navigation satellite system. ~Provides reliable* positioning, navigation, and timing services ~All weather, day and night, anywhere on or near the Earth • Made up of three parts: ~Satellites orbiting the Earth ~Control and monitoring stations on Earth ~GPS receivers owned by users Source:www.wikipedia.com
  6. 6. TerminologyTerminology Satellite: • An object which has been placed into orbit by human endeavor • Sometimes called artificial satellites to distinguish them from natural satellites such as the Moon An animation depicting the orbit of GPS satellites Source:www.wikipedia.com
  7. 7. TerminologyTerminology Geocaching: • An outdoor activity in which the participants use a GPS receiver to hide and seek containers (called "caches") anywhere in the world • Most often described as a "game of high-tech hide and seek", sharing many aspects with orienteering, treasure-hunting, and waymarking • Quickly becoming a very popular hobby, as evidenced by the new movie “Splinterheads” Source:www.wikipedia.com
  8. 8. TerminologyTerminology Waypoint: • a reference point in physical space used for purposes of navigation Waymarking: • an activity in which people can locate and log unique and interesting (and some mundane) locations around the world, usually with a GPS receiver and a digital camera Source:www.wikipedia.com
  9. 9. Using the Garmin ReceiverUsing the Garmin Receiver Source:www.garmin.com/manuals/eTrexLegendHCx_OwnersManual.pdf
  10. 10. Satellite ScreenSatellite Screen Source:www.garmin.com/manuals/eTrexLegendHCx_OwnersManual.pdf The outer circle represents the horizon The inner circle is a location 45 degrees from the horizon The number of each overhead satellite is shown The strength of each satellite signal is shown
  11. 11. Using the FIND FeatureUsing the FIND Feature Source:www.garmin.com/manuals/eTrexLegendHCx_OwnersManual.pdf
  12. 12. Marking a WaypointMarking a Waypoint Highlighted Field On-Screen Buttons Field Source:www.garmin.com/manuals/eTrexLegendHCx_OwnersManual.pdf
  13. 13. The Results Are In!The Results Are In! • Where did your high-tech treasure hunt take you? • What difficulties did you encounter? • What did you enjoy? • How could such an activity be useful in a classroom setting? Think About: Information Age vs. Interaction Age
  14. 14. Taking it to another level…Taking it to another level… •Geotagging Photos •Sharing Photos and their geolocative data with others •Data Mashups
  15. 15. Your Assignment:Your Assignment: • Choose a location to add to our VT graduate student campus tour. • Using your GPS, mark the waypoint and make note of the latitudinal and longitudinal coordinates. • Take a photo of the location! Bring an electronic copy of the photo to class, and email a copy of the photo to me by Monday. • Have fun!
  16. 16. “ The array of emerging web applications that combine topographical data with geotagged media and information are at the heart of geolocation’s importance to educational practice. Many such applications require no programming skills and can be used by students to produce custom visualizations layered over detailed maps or 3-D landscapes using real-world data.” -2009 Horizon Report
  17. 17. Tonight’s Agenda:Tonight’s Agenda: • Brief review of last week • Waypoint assignment: how did it go? • Geolocation Technology and the Internet • Seven Things You Should Know • Wrap-up
  18. 18. Taking it to another level…Taking it to another level… •Geotagging Photos •Sharing Photos and their geolocative data with others •Data Mashups
  19. 19. Once We’ve Completed the Lesson: Seven Things You Should Know About Geolocation Technology 1. What is it? 2. Who is doing it? 3. How does it work? 4. Why is it significant? 5. What are the downsides? 6. Where is it going? 7. What are the implications for teaching and learning?
  20. 20. Sharing Your PhotosSharing Your Photos • Flickr • Google Maps
  21. 21. Cool LinksCool Links • NASA GPS Applications Exchange: http://gpshome.ssc.nasa.gov/ • Travels of Marco Polo: http://idlethink.wordpress.com/2008/08/31/indulgence-sin/ • Games-Based Learning: http://lgl.gameslearningsociety.org/ • Creating Interactive Stories: http://www.mscapers.com/ • How your location-aware iPhone will change your life: http://otherfancystuff.blogspot.com/2008/11/geocoding-with- google-spreadsheets-and.html • Using Geotagged Photos in the Geography Classroom: http://www.geographyteachingtoday.org.uk/fieldwork/info/teachi ng-technology/geotagging-photos-to-share-fieldtrips-with-the- world/
  22. 22. Sharing Your FindingsSharing Your Findings • Identify at least two things you learned about GPS and geolocation technology from your research • Describe how GPS and geolocation technology are being applied • Identify the educational and/or research significance for this application
  23. 23. Seven Things You Should Know…Seven Things You Should Know… 1. What is Geolocation? • Associating a digital resource with a physical location in terms of latitude and longitude coordinates. 2. Who is doing it? • Wikipedia • Google Maps • Google Earth • Photo- and video-sharing web sites
  24. 24. Seven Things…Seven Things… 3. How does it work? • JPEG image format • includes placeholder for location data • applications then relate that photo/video with other place-based services, such as real estate info or bus schedules
  25. 25. Seven Things… 4. Why is it significant? • The extra layer of data can make the resource more valuable to a broader audience. • Deeper understanding of the geographical context as well as environmental, social, or political factors.
  26. 26. Seven Things…Seven Things… 5. What are the downsides? •Data Overload •Privacy Invasion 6. Where is it going? •New tools for searching and organizing information will develop •Potential dovetail with emergent cyberinfrastructure projects
  27. 27. Seven Things…Seven Things… 7. What are the implications for teaching and learning? Research implications: •Sociologist studying dispersion of domestic violence by neighborhood •Epidemiologist tracking outbreaks of illness •MBA student looking into regional purchasing trends **location data provides all of these scenarios opportunities to see obscure patterns and gain a deeper insight into the topic of study
  28. 28. Seven Things…Seven Things… 7. What are the implications for teaching and learning? Learning Implications: •Activities that require taking a field trip might be accomplished through technologies that use location data to coordinate information and resources •Geolocation provides students the opportunity to contribute to the body of knowledge used by professionals in their discipline
  29. 29. Cool Links • The Travels of Marco Polo: http://idlethink.wordpress.com/2008/08/31/indulgence-sin/ • Game-based learning: http://lgl.gameslearningsociety.org/ • Creating Interactive Stories: http://www.mscapers.com/

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