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.
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Document Type: Research Article
Department of Geography and Development Studies,University of Chester, UK
Department of Geography,University of Sheffield, UK
School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, University of Reading, UK
Publication date: 2012-08-01
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