A recent and on-going study ( http://www.frontiersinzoology.com/content/pdf/1742-9994-10-80.pdf ) notes that dogs tend to align their bodies along a north-south axis when defecating or urinating.
Preliminary research suggests that dogs may have an internal compass to sense the direction of Magnetic North. You may have observed your own dog twirli…
The app calculates area and perimeter and creates a rough 'metes-and-bounds' description, similar to a plot plan, for the borders for irregular-shaped properties which are traced on a map or paced. The locations of all the corners are calculated, with their elevations, and the bearing of each edge is shown.
The app can be used 'in the…
Using the Touch Elevation app, you are able to tap any point on the map and the elevation of that point will be displayed.
To use it remotely, enter the name or coordinates of the destination into the white edit box at the top, and then tap the blue Enter a Start Locale button.
To begin at your current location instead, either tap the next button…
This app is a handy guide to 85 types of trees of the Northeast USA and Eastern Canada.
There are also sections on poisonous plants, hawks and owls, animal tracks and scat, and Bay of Fundy zeolite minerals.
There is a built-in feature to send home geographically tagged field observations.
This ecotour app extensively details 45 collecting sites on the NS Bay of Fundy.
Includes map centred to user location (on-demand), links to weather and tide, zeolite and mineral pics and identification info, and background reference.
Also sends verbal geo-tagged field notes to user's email. (Be sure to first set your own email by clicking…
The Color Match app is used for selecting appropriate matching colors. This is mostly intended for fashion coordination but can also be used for interior decorating, graphic design, weaving, Christmas tree lights, etc.
The app uses four color matching strategies:
- matching different shades of the same hue
- adjacent colors which are 30 degrees a…
This app acts like your own taxi meter to estimate what the taxi fare would be for any given drive you take. You click the START button to begin the fare and the STOP button to end it and see the tariff.
There are four dropdown menus at the top which can be reset before starting, should you wish to customize the billing rates. As is, the rate char…
A walking tour of 100 historic mansions in Montreal's Golden Square Mile, with background about each and additional info about local architects and styles. The basic tour begins at McGill gates and takes under two hours.
Montreal will always seem different after you learn to recognize the Square Mile mansions.
The app can be used as a general…
This app is designed to estimate the height of hills, towers or buildings.
Begin by carefully aligning the red dot at the center of the phone's viewfinder phone with the highest point of the building or tree. You should be standing perhaps twice as far away from the object as you estimate its height to be. Preferably you are on level ground at…
This app uses the phone microphone to estimate and display noise levels in decibels. The rewsults are color-coded.
It allows saving and naming of sound clips and also sends geo-tagged emails to your preset address, describing the event.
The maximum decibel level shown is limited by the phone hardware to about 81 decibels.
This is a very handy app.
GeoNote records geo-tagged walking observations. It automatically sends short or verbally-entered notes with GPS coordinates to a preset home email.
Received emails have a link to Google Maps with an icon marking the precise location from which the note was sent. This forms a permanent record.
Satellite location sett…