For Out There and In Here’s first major field trials on August 23rd and 27th, we visited Coombs Quarry. Our ‘Out There’ teams examined the stone at Old Thornborough Bridge and reported back to the waiting ‘In Here’ team by phone and sent photos illustrating the geology and location of the site. Whilst the ‘In Here’ team were examining this data, adding their own interenet research findings to the ‘In Here’ server and developing hypotheses to be shared and voted on, the ‘Out There’ walked through the fields to the Quarry site itself. When OTIH’s local wifi network was set up again (this takes around 15-30 minutes with 2 technicians) and connected to the internet using a Billion 3G router, the ‘Out There’ students examined the data from ‘In Here’, examined and voted on the hypotheses on the project page, then set about a detailed study of the quarry, sharing photos and collaborating via instant messaging with the ‘In Here’ students.
View Combs Quarry OTIH Trial in a larger map
The communication network between ‘In Here’ and ‘Out There’ can be described by illustrating the physical network layout and network services in separate diagrams.