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ERIC Number: EJ995166
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec-23
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1990-3839
Using Geo-Spatial Technologies for Field Applications in Higher Geography Education
Karatepe, Akif
Educational Research and Reviews, v7 n30 p687-692 Dec 2012
Today's important geo-spatial technologies, GIS (Geographic Information Systems), GPS (Global Positioning Systems) and Google Earth have been widely used in geography education. Transferring spatially oriented data taken by GPS to the GIS and Google Earth has provided great benefits in terms of showing the usage of spatial technologies for field applications conducted in both secondary school and higher geography education. As a result, natural environment becomes an open laboratory, and is not just a place to be seen in pictures or where one travels to. At the same time, all kinds of spatially oriented data obtained from the natural environment have been shown, collected and analyzed in practice by geo-spatial technologies. This study shows how GIS, GPS and Google Earth can be integrated in field application lessons in geography education. (Contains 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey