CANR CLEAR

An Introduction to Global Positioning Systems (GPS) Technology & Smartphone Mapping "Apps" Webinar

CLEAR Webinar Library | 2013 Series | 2012 Series | 2011 Series

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In today’s high tech world, it’s hard to go anywhere without seeing how the Global Positioning System (GPS) influences our daily activities. GPS technology is built into many new products, from smartphones to smart shoes. This webinar will introduce you to the magic behind the Global Positioning System and will discuss topics including how to choose a GPS unit to meet your needs, how to collect and display GPS data on a map and how to link photographs to a geographic location. This webinar will also discuss new trends in smartphone technology and methods for mapping field points using an iPhone or iPad.

Running Time: 00:55:30

Instructors:

Cary Chadwick, Geospatial Training Program Coordinator, UConn CLEAR
cary.chadwick@uconn.edu

Cary's Bio

Cary Chadwick is the Geospatial Training program coordinator at CLEAR. As a geospatial educator, her role is to contribute to the hands-on technical training classes offered by the program on the use of geographic information systems and global positioning systems. Cary is also actively involved in a number of collaborative research projects at CLEAR. Cary is a graduate of Gettysburg College with a B.S. in Environmental Studies. She also holds a M.S. in Environmental Science from the University of New Haven.  

David Dickson, National NEMO Network Coordinator, UConn CLEAR
david.dickson@uconn.edu

David's Bio

Dave Dickson is the coordinator of the National NEMO Network. As coordinator, he works with each of the NEMO Network programs nationwide and strives to facilitate the open exchange of resources, expertise, educational materials and war stories between the programs. He also assists non-member states seeking to start a NEMO program and join the Network. In addition, he helps to coordinate and deliver trainings in simple web-mapping technologies. Dave has both a J.D. and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Colorado, where he served as a notes and comments editor of the Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy. Dave is also a UCONN alum, with a BA in Anthropology and Political Science. He is also a wannabe techno-geek.