For all of its awesome applications, GPS has two fundamental flaws: It doesn't work indoors, and it can't really detect altitude. An Indoor Positioning System would fix that -- and introduce some seriously awesome applications.
Geolocation was listed as one of the important growth industries for the future (it also is a way to reassure students that the their are jobs for geography majors). The IPS isn't quite here, but it's hard to imagine that is too far away.
A lot of free GPS apps are present out there but the question is which ones are really really good? Many people use paid apps which are quite popular too, but today we have a list of free GPS apps that are really awesome to use.
I wish I had more time to do this sort of stuff. "I recently co-wrote an editorial (download the full version here) with Mike Batty (UCL CASA) in which we explored some of the current issues surrounding the visualisation of large urban datasets."
An OverlapMap is a map of one part of the world that overlaps a different part of the world. OverlapMaps show relative size.
The above overlap map is the United Kingdom compared to the state of Pennsylvania. This is an very simple way to demonstrate the true size of remote places, and 'bring the discussion home.' This site is as simple and intuitive as it is powerful and easily applicable. This is a keeper.
Kenyan Demographics on Google Maps. Demographic Kenya is a really nice example of how to present geographical and demographic data using the Google Maps API and Fusion Tables. The application allows the user to ...
ESRI is the world leader in GIS (geographic information system) technology. This site features free GIS software, online mapping, online training, demos, data, software and service information, user scripts, and more.
This learning module includes activities that analyze water (oceans, rivers, watersheds, wetlands, etc.) within an explicitly spatial context. As the author of the module, Joseph Kerski states: "Water is a spatial subject: It easily moves among its solid, liquid, or gas phases on our planet. It flows through oceans, rivers, wetlands, glaciers, and through the hydrologic cycle at different rates. Thus, the geographic perspective and GIS are useful to understanding water from local to global scales. These activity use ArcGIS Online, a Web-based Geographic Information System (GIS). No previous experience with GIS is necessary."
Created by Glenn A. Richard, Mineral Physics Institute, Stony Brook University A Complete Guide to Using Google Earth in the Geoscience Classroom What is Google Earth? - provides Google Earth basics, including ...
Disclosure: My website, but love the write up! Contour Education aims to provide introductory and advanced training for educators in the field of spatial technologies (Google Earth, GIS, remote sensing, GPS and more) that cater to the specific needs of teachers today.
Excellent selection of GIS based links map editors, free applications and interactive maps.
Irish Times: ESRI removes paper saying many better off on dole. ESRI issued a statement last night saying the paper, The Costs of Working in Ireland, had been removed from its website because of “concern that the public could be misled...
Digitaltrends.comApple's leaked Maps app images suggest new silver ...Good Gear GuideEarlier this month, we reported that Apple could be scrapping the Google Maps app from its iOS devices, in favour of its own mapping software.