building Information Technology Skills
Organizing Geographic Observations
ObjectivesDuring the bITS program, you have engaged in field work located in
Today you will begin the process of organizing the documentation you collected as part of your field work.
You will learn how to create a blog, how to upload digital photographs to the blog, and how to link that information to landmark spots that you create using Google Earth.
The goal of this lesson is to provide you with an understanding of electronic processes associated with creating digital documentation from the written records and observations that you have.
Digital photographs taken during field work experiences
Google Earth Software
1. Go to blogspot.com and create your own blog using the commands provided on the screen. Be sure to record the name of the site and your username and password so that you can edit the blog in the future.
2. Open Google Earth on your computer workstation.
3. Zoom into the location for your first field exercise, interpreting the Healthscape of Temple University.
4. Use the measure tool to trace the path your group took during this field exercise.
5. Use the place mark tool to identify the locations where you took written and photographic observations. Label the landmarks according to the location of the observation, your group ID, and the date of your field exercise.
6. For each place mark you enter, create a separate Blogspot entry that describes the location of that landmark, what you observed, when you made the observation, and any additional documentation you have related to that observation. Upload any photographs related to that specific landmark. Describe the contents of the photographs that you uploaded.
7. Using Google Earth, edit each placemark by creating a link to your associated blogspot entry. Save your entries under your own folder in Google Earth.