The time geography of beach access

After introducing the time geographic framework, students were assigned four public beaches in different parts of Florida. With each beach, the student utilized Google Earth and other web-based information to estimate the time it takes to park and walk to the desired beach access location. The student cartographers were given a specific time budget (2 hours) to work within. The students used the “Add Path” function in
Google Earth to record and save their respective beach trip paths. The students made notes related to the time-geographic constraints they uncovered for each respective beach trip. Each beach trip path was saved into a KMZ file along with the constraint notes. Next, students used trip views from Google and TripAdvisor, along with local news media coverage, to give/discover any additional context to the time geographic constraints for each respective beach access location.
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Abstract/Description: After introducing the time geographic framework, students were assigned four public beaches in different parts of Florida. With each beach, the student utilized Google Earth and other web-based information to estimate the time it takes to park and walk to the desired beach access location. The student cartographers were given a specific time budget (2 hours) to work within. The students used the “Add Path” function in Google Earth to record and save their respective beach trip paths. The students made notes related to the time-geographic constraints they uncovered for each respective beach trip. Each beach trip path was saved into a KMZ file along with the constraint notes. Next, students used trip views from Google and TripAdvisor, along with local news media coverage, to give/discover any additional context to the time geographic constraints for each respective beach access location.
Subject(s): Undergraduate Research
Beach access
Florida
Date Issued: 2021