Yay! I get to be a geographer again!
I’m introducing a new workshop to the Netskills oeuvre. It’s an introductory look at digital mapping and geolocation technologies for educators from secondary to higher education. It’s rather cheesily called Location, Location, Location. Actually, choosing a title was one of the hardest bits of this – couldn’t really find a title that summed up the content and would be meaningful for the target audience.
It’s aimed at people who are coming to the topic without any expertise in web development, GIS or cartography but who are interested in exploring the possibilities of what the geo-enabled web has to offer.
It covers a range of topics including:
- Using Google and Bing Maps and Google Earth to map your world.
- Geotagging digital images
- Creating data mash-ups using freely available tools
- Exploiting mobile geolocation technologies
- Safeguarding your personal location data
The first one is running in Bristol on the 23rd June.
It’s been great fun researching the topic and the most useful bits and pieces I’ve put into a Diigo library. Feel free to peruse.
It seems quite timely given the fuss that’s arisen over the recent uncovering of how much location data iPhones (and others) are recording about their users’ movements.
Image credit: XOques on Flickr – By-NC-ND