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Geotagging photographs in student fieldwork

Welsh, K., France, D., Whalley, B. and Park, J. ORCID: (2012) Geotagging photographs in student fieldwork. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 36 (3). pp. 469-480. ISSN 1466-1845

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1080/03098265.2011.647307


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.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Department of Sustainable Land Management > Centre for Agri-environmental Research (CAER)
ID Code:25967
Publisher:Taylor & Francis

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