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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.
Geospatial Training Program Coordinator
Cary Chadwick joined the University of Connecticut’s Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR) team in 2006 as a member of the Geospatial Training Program. 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 that integrate geospatial technologies to better manage and understand natural resource systems.
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.
NEMO Network Coordinator
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.
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. His pre-NEMO professional experience includes: coordinating environmental policy and education projects for the National Association of Local Government Environmental Professionals (NALGEP), representing municipalities before Congress and federal agencies, serving as a liaison between the University of Colorado and both the state legislature and Congress and coordinating an international project that sought to uncover unethical marketing practices in developing countries.
Emily Wilson is a Geospatial Educator at CLEAR. Since joining UConn in 2000, her role has been to provide GIS and remote sensing information and support to CLEAR programs including the NEMO Program, the Geospatial Training Program and other related research and outreach efforts. Emily does a significant amount of work on the CT ECO and CLEAR websites 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.