After last year’s experience with taking iPad to the field I am finally getting around to reporting back on the 4 week long field research experience with iPad this summer, when we were able to equip our whole field school team (the faculty, a graduate student TA, three undergraduate students and myself) with iPads. Goal for this year was to more extensively explore iPad as a team and to see where it might be useful as a research tool.
Recently I went over the page kindly maintained by jeffschuler to get a sense of the status of the Drupal Geospatial Modules. If I consider investing in developing a Drupal Webmapping, how much can I rely on modules to exist in the future?
The graph below shows that many more geospatial modules exist in versions for Drupal 6 than Drupal 7 — Drupal 7 looking more similar to Drupal 5. However, there are two new modules that exist only for Drupal 7, Geofield (alpha release, seeking co-maintainers) and Address field (beta release, actively maintained).
For the last several weeks I have been busy preparing for this summer’s Sea Island Field School. I am very grateful to Rich Holeton and Makoto Tsuchitani to have given me the opportunity to provide every student of the group with an iPad2 this year. Building on last year’s experience and with this year’s project focus in mind I am currently testing applications and capabilities of the new device. To take a look head over to ubiquity.stanford.edu and read here and here.