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Geotagging Photographs in Student Fieldwork
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Journal of Geography in Higher Education Volume 36, Number 3, ISSN 0309-8265

Abstract

This resource paper provides guidance for staff and students on the potential educational benefits, limitations and applications of geotagging photographs. It also offers practical advice for geotagging photographs in a range of fieldwork settings and reviews three free smartphone applications (apps) for geotagging photographs (Flickr, Evernote and Panoramio). Geotagged photographs have the potential to encourage post-fieldwork student reflection on a landscape. A short case study of first-year undergraduates who geotagged photographs as a method of data collection is outlined. This resource paper also briefly discusses the use of student-owned devices in fieldwork which may reduce pressure on departmental budgets. (Contains 3 figures, 2 tables, and 4 notes.)

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Welsh, K.E., France, D., Whalley, W.B. & Park, J.R. (2012). Geotagging Photographs in Student Fieldwork. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 36(3), 469-480. Retrieved January 18, 2020 from .

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