College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Center for Land Use Education and Research

State of the GPS "Apposphere" - Navigating Smartphone Data Collection Apps

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A simple search for "GPS" apps in the Apple App store or on Google Play will return thousands of results for free or low cost mapping apps now available on your smartphone. So where do you start? This webinar will start to answer that question. UConn CLEAR has been conducting GPS trainings for nearly a decade that have focused on using a handheld GPS unit to collect geospatial data in the field and then map it. Due to popular demand, we are developing a version of the course focused on using smartphones to collect field data instead of a dedicated GPS receiver. This webinar will provide an overview of the smartphone GPS universe and showcase our favorite apps for field data collection.

Presented by: CLEAR

Running Time: 00:40:57


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.

Emily Wilson, Geospatial Technology Specialist, UConn CLEAR
emily.wilson@uconn.edu

Emily's Bio

 

Emily Wilson is the Geospatial Technology Specialist for the NEMO program. Since joining UConn in 2000, her role has been to provide GIS remote sensing information and support to the NEMO project, the Geospatial Training program and other related research and outreach efforts. She also does a significant amount of web work with the goal of providing easy access to geospatial information and maps.

Emily is a graduate of Connecticut College with a BA in environmental science and botany. She received her M.S. in forestry and remote sensing from the University of Maine.