Using simple media devices to work with GeoSpatial Technologies
The images below are presenting different aspects of the ongoing wildfires in BC this summer and now moving into fall. Each photo has a a story attached to it, but all of them can be used in GeoSpatial software – such as what we will be using this semester. This tutorial is a short session designed to ensure your accounts and access are set up for the semester as well as introducing some of the concepts and themes we will be delving into for the course.
Steps for GeoTagging your photos and looking at them in Google Earth.
1.) Set your mobile phone up to use location services. Be aware that this opens you up to be tracked by the operating system (Android/Google IOS/Apple). Scott will explain how this work and work with you to turn this on and off.
2.) Head out with the rest of you classmates and take some pictures
3.) After we go out for our walk around campus – email the picture to you UNBC account (any account will work as long as you can access it from the UNBC lab machines).
4.) Download the photos to a folder (we may head to the GIS Lab to do this)
5.) Download GPSPrune (from: https://activityworkshop.net/software/gpsprune/download.html – only if we are in the student labs)
6.) Use GPSPrune to create a file for use in Google Earth (KML)
7.) Open Google Earth and look at your handywork.