Enhanced reality fieldwork using hand-held computers in the field

Morse, David R. and Ryan, Nick S. and Pascoe, Jason (1998) Enhanced reality fieldwork using hand-held computers in the field. Life Sciences Educational Computing, 9 . pp. 18-20. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This paper describes a project in which we are using inexpensive hand-held computers connected to a GPS receiver to support fieldwork in the environmental sciences and archaeology. The project is based on the concept of context awareness, whereby mobile computers make use of knowledge of their environment to alter their behaviour, typically by selective presentation of information. Our system can be used for data collection, the authoring and delivery of field exercises and student field experiments. We have carried out very successful field trials of the system in a variety of locations and on several different projects. These have shown that it is possible to collect more data, more quickly using hand-held computers than it is by using the traditional field notebook.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: hand-held, mobile, GPS, data collection, field exercises, context-aware
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Applied and Interdisciplinary Informatics Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2009 11:21
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2014 15:02
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/21689 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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