The study project ArcGIS Server – Client/Server Setup and Development for Geospatial Learning (introduced here) finished with some nice developments and results. The groups developed different applications and conducted usabillity-testing at a school in Muenster. The results of these tests were incorporated into the applications.The individual applications were developed as lightweight web based applications and were based on different frameworks. Topics that were covered by the developed applications were:
If you are interested in the individual implementations of the projects, get in touch with us, we will put you in contact with the authors. The magazin Arc Aktuell by esri will also feature this study project in their upcoming issue.
The new issue has just been released, more on this here.
On Wednesday we started with the second game of our GeoActivity: Geotagging. This day’s task for the children was to map point feutures on the school ground by using symbols for basic geographic map elements: building, agriculture, vegetation, water, infrastructure, animal. Again we took 2-3 children (in total around 25 of 110) and accompanied them, taking notes.
Take a look at one of the children’s KMZ-exported mappings.
First and most important issue was our symbol design. The children did not recognize some of our symbols, e.g. water, agriculture. An important result in this usability and learning test. We will have to put more effort on the symbol designs.
This time, Roman Meyer, visiting GIS Officer from Tchad, helped us with testing. Thanks for that, Roman!
Overall the children liked this task and created nice lttle maps of the school ground.