Apps in Geography

Below are a range of apps that can be used in Geography. We’re focussing on IOS apps but a number of these are also available on Android. If you’ve got any suggestions to add to this collection please post in the comments below.




General Apps

Google Earth

Explore the whole world from above with satellite imagery and 3D terrain of the entire globe.

UN CountryStats

Explore the whole world from above with satellite imagery and 3D terrain of the entire globe.

World Touch

The world at your finger tips: WorldTouch is an interactive data visualization tool. It provides access to the World Bank Open Data Catalog with over thousand global development indicators.

Fieldwork Apps

Theodolite

Our favourite coastal fieldwork app is Theodolite. The app allows you to annotate pictures, calculate angles, identify compass directions and much more.

GTField GPS & Data Collection

The GTField app is designed for the iPhone and iPad to assist users in field research and data collection.

iLevel LITE

Download a clinometer app to calculate the angle of slope on a beach. iLevel Lite is a free app

Natural Hazards

Disaster Alert

Disaster Alert (by Pacific Disaster Center) is a free download providing mobile access to multi-hazard monitoring of and early warning for “Active Hazards” around the globe. Additional information and reports about hazards can be viewed and shared.

Disaster Detector

The citizens of Smithsonville are in dire need of a Disaster Detector! Help Smithsonville and other cities predict and prepare for natural disasters. Use tools to make predictions and save the city from damage by helping citizens prepare properly. Are you up for the challenge?

QuakeFeed Earthquake Alerts

The citizens of Smithsonville are in dire need of a Disaster Detector! Help Smithsonville and other cities predict and prepare for natural disasters. Use tools to make predictions and save the city from damage by helping citizens prepare properly. Are you up for the challenge?

Volcanoes – Map Alerts & Ash

Very simple – an app that offers the most comprehensive set of features related to volcanic activity around the world.

Rivers

RiverApp

Water level and flow forecasts – upgrade for £1.99 for historical data. Great for producing hydrographs.

WWF Free Rivers

WWF Free Rivers puts an entire landscape in your hands. Through this immersive, augmented reality experience, you’ll discover a river that flows through the lives of people and wildlife, and how their homes depend on those flows.

Surveys / Data Collection

Polldaddy

Use the Polldaddy app to collect survey data and do quizzes in the field — no need for an internet connection.

GTField GPS & Data Collection

The GTField app is designed for the iPhone and iPad to assist users in field research and data collection.

Survey123 for ArkGIS

Survey123 for ArcGIS is a simple form-centric data collection GIS app. Using your ArcGIS organizational account you will be able to login into the app and download any forms that may have been shared with you.

GPS Tracking

FollowMee

FollowMee GPS Tracker converts your iPhone or iPad into a GPS tracking device. Installing this app to the device that you want to track, you can monitor its whereabouts on the FollowMee.com web site.

GPS Tracks

GPS Tracks is an ideal app for your outdoor navigational needs, it makes navigating to a specific point and tracking your outdoor activities very simple. It will keep track of your activities and allow you to easliy navigate to coordinates.

Geocaching

Geocaching

Join the world’s largest treasure-hunting community with the official app for geocaching. Whether you are off to find your first geocache or your ten-thousandth, this app is your ultimate geocaching toolbox.

Video Editing

LumaFusion

LumaFusion is the most powerful multi-track video editor ever created for mobile devices. At £19.99 it’s a bit steep but it’s a fantastic video editing app.

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