Tuesday, April 8, 2014

10 Fabulous Fieldtrip Apps

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Today I want to share with you my 10 favorite fieldtrip apps. The links will take you to the Android Apps, however I am sure many of them are also available for iPhone too.

"Never stop exploring!"

1) Field Trip - This is #1 for a reason because it's one of my most favorite fieldtrip apps. Field Trip is your guide to the cool, hidden, and unique things in the world around you. It runs in the background on your phone and when you get close to something interesting, it pops up a card with details about the location. No click is required. If you have a headset or bluetooth connected, it will even read the info to you. Field Trip can help you learn about everything from local history to the latest and best places to shop, eat, and have fun. You select the local feeds you like.

2) Sky Viewer - This the perfect app for night time fieldtrips. This app helps you to explore the far reaches of the universe. The app uses Google Maps to provide an exciting way to browse and explore the universe. Astronomers at some of the largest observatories in the world teamed up to make this app one of the best ones available. You can find positions of the planets and constellations in the sky and even watching the birth of distant galaxies as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope.

3) C:Geo - This is probably my most used fieldtrip app. C:geo is an open source, full-featured, always ready-to-go client for geocaching.com (unofficial) and offers basic support for other geocaching platforms (like Opencaching). It does not require a web browser or exports. With the app you view caches on a live map, search for caches by various criteria, log your finds, store cache information, navigate using compass, map or other apps and more!

4) Audubon Field Guides ($3.99 each) - There are 7 amazing Audubon field guide apps from NatureShare (Birds, Wildflowers, Insects, Mammals, Mushrooms, Butterflies, Trees). These are a must for outdoor explorers. The apps will help you identify North American wildlife and nature with just a few simple clicks. There are quality photos, songs and calls, range maps, descriptions, and more. They are great for seasoned and amateur explorers, Audubon Guides for Android places nature at your fingertips--no bulky books. You can even record your sightings!

5) Pocket Ranger (State Parks and Historic Sites Guide) - Outdoor enthusiasts can now experience nature like never before with this official mobile guide powered by Pocket Ranger® technology. This all-inclusive app offers an environmentally friendly way to explore, hike or enjoy a bike ride. Users can decide which park or historic site to visit using a comprehensive list of activities or search for nearby locations within a particular region. Advanced GPS and GIS Mapping technology invites users to track trails, mark waypoints, and locate landmarks in the great outdoors, while interactive features guide users and keep them informed.

6) MomMapsLooking for a great play date place? Need to find some indoor fun on a rainy day or somewhere to get the wiggles out when you're on the road? Mom Maps lets you tap the collective wisdom of parents everywhere to find kid-friendly fun when you need it. Search our extensive list of parks, playgrounds, restaurants, museums and indoor play areas, as well as reviews by parents, for parents. We also partner with top parent bloggers and family travel experts to bring you their top kid-friendly picks.

7) City Maps 2GO ($1.99) City Maps 2Go is the #1 App for smart travelers. Maps and content can be viewed any time, even when off-line. No network or WiFi required. The solution when suffering from bad network coverage, slow connection, limited data volume, or high data roaming cost abroad. There are 6,700 maps worldwide. App features include detailed maps, POI searches, Wikipedia articles, hotel information, and more.

8) World Explorer - With this app it will be just like holding a travel guide in your hands. World Explorer shows you the best places to visit wherever you are. Discover restaurants, neighborhoods, monuments, and museums with over 350,000 articles. Select articles on Wikipedia with pictures and detailed explanations or on a map. World Explorer covers most countries such as U.S., U.K., France, Germany, and Italy. It has world cities as well like New York, London, Paris, Berlin, and Rome.

9) All Trails Hiking and Biking - The outdoors are at your fingertips with this terrific app. Going on a trip to a national park? Looking for a place near home to hike or run? Looking for something new to do on the weekends? Even in a big city you might be surprised by how much nature surrounds you. Browse through over 40,000 high-quality trail guides for outdoor activities including everything from hiking, mountain biking, and trail running to fly fishing and snowshoeing. With this app you can browse trails or search trails closest to you, read and write reviews, view topo maps and routes, and even share trails with friends.

10) When you visit a city, museum or attraction check to see if they offer an app. Many now offer audio guides, interactive tours, maps, etc. in app form. For example in GA there is a Fernbank App, ArClix HIGH Museum of Art App, Heritage Civil War Tour App, HIGH Museum of Art Audio Tours by Acoustiguide, GA Aquarium App, LEGOLAND App, Roswell Mills Village Tour App.

1 comment:

KimQuinn said...

Great post. I see some on here that I need to partake of. The weather is nice here now so we've been venturing out on hikes and such.

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