Research Essentials

Perspectives on an academic environment: a collaborative blog by Gill Clough & Rebecca Ferguson

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Open Streetmaps

September 22nd, 2009 · 2 Comments

Openstreetmaps is a collaborative website to which people can upload GPS traces of the public footpaths and tracks in their area. It is most definitely collaborative rather than cooperative because people are knowingly contributing their data to a shared resource. Interestingly enough, I’m pretty sure that the iPhone Geocaching application hooks into this when you […]

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Geocaching with the iPhone

February 12th, 2009 · No Comments

Nice little app, if rather expensive for an iTunes app at £5.99. First pages is a little disclaimer screen – be advised that Geocaching can be dangerous. Shame that this is displayed each time you start the app. I think it’s there whilst the device searches for the satellites, but can’t be sure. Personally I […]

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Tags: by Gill · Geocaching · GPS