My Five: Apps for the private pilot from Heather Glaser

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Weekends are for flying!  As a private pilot with VFR (visual flight rules) rating, here are the five apps I have come to rely on. ForeFlight – This app is a must for all private pilots.  It contains sectional chart info for the entire United States, the Airport Facility Directory, weather information across flight routes, […]

Moves: A smart pedometer app

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Moves, free for iOS (iPhone only) Now that spring has sprung, it’s time to get active outdoors! You might be too busy with end-of-semester work to get in a long workout, but maybe Moves can help assuage your guilt. Moves is a free iPhone app that functions as a smart pedometer – it knows your every […]

Fulcrum: Data collection for iOS

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Say your research studies spatial relationships – maybe it’s the neighborhood effects of vacant buildings, or the spread of an invasive species – and you need to collect data in the field. Traditionally, a project like that could require GPS units, cameras, notebooks, clipboards, and paper-based forms.  It’s a lot to lug around, not to […]

Mapmaking apps for Android

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Anyone can make a Google map, but if you want to start one in the field – surveying plants, buildings, people, public art – you need an app for that. Something that geolocates your field notes. Something that can yield a proper map without taking two semesters of GIS classes. Lucky for you, I’ve tested […]

Coming soon: Wrangling GPS / GIS apps

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UPDATE: Two articles in the series have been posted: Mapmaking apps for Android Fulcrum: Data collection for iOS Your smartphone is a powerful data collector. Photos, notes, videos… everything you create can be geolocated. So finding apps to create GPS-enriched data, export it, and produce amazing projects for class should be easy, right? Guess again. […]

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