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Mobile GIS Dr Adrian Johnson. Outline 1.Handheld computers 2.What do PDAs provide? 3.Uses in the field 4.An example with 14 year olds 5.Examples of other.

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1 Mobile GIS Dr Adrian Johnson

2 Outline 1.Handheld computers 2.What do PDAs provide? 3.Uses in the field 4.An example with 14 year olds 5.Examples of other applications 6.Learning promoted 7.Further reading 8.Questions and discussion 9.Contact details

3 1. Handheld computers Involves a GPS-enabled PDA (personal digital assistant) Diluted desktop GIS software; for example, ESRI UKs ArcPad Data; ideally, MasterMap from Ordnance Survey

4 2. What do PDAs provide? A voice recorder Word processor Spreadsheet Data logger Graphic calculator Digital camera Mobile phone Personal organiser Wireless communication device service

5 3. Uses in the field New shapefiles can be created Photographs can be linked to locations Field data can be entered

6 4. An example with 14 year olds 4 th form CBD study Survey points selected Pedestrians counted over time

7 Isoline map of pedestrian flow constructed

8 5. Examples of other applications Tree surveys Estimation of footpath trip hazards Location of road potholes Updating electronic maps of the campus or CBD Examination of urban heat islands

9 6. Learning promoted Learning takes place at a number of levels: the ability to work within a team the use of technology project management high level cartography and presentation skills spatial analysis report writing

10 7. Further reading

11 8. Questions and discussion The teacher acts as a communications hub, managing a classroom where learning is a partnership and information flows in both directions between teacher and students. Fillmore, C., Flegg, R., Muller, F., Cakacaka, J. and Hawkins, R. August 2005 PPCs in the classroom: propagating pupils cognition. Professional Educator 4(3): 22 – 25.

12 9. Contact details Dr Adrian Johnson Head of Pastoral Care Ibstock Place School Roehampton SW15 5PY


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