GPS Workshop

We’re happy to announce the first workshop of the fall in the Spatial Analysis Lab’s workshop series! Join us in the SAL to learn about a technology which helps biologists track wildlife, helps archaeologists survey historical sites, and powers self-driving cars, among many other applications. The workshop will take place in two 1-hr sessions: Tues, Oct 20 from 4-5pm; and Thurs, Oct 22 from 4-5pm. Please feel free to attend one or both according to your schedule.

In the first session, we will provide a brief introduction to the basic theory behind GPS. Then, after becoming familiar with the units, we will head out into the field for some spatial data collection. In the second session, you will learn how to process the data and upload them to the computer. Finally, we will end with a demonstration on incorporating the data into software such as Google Earth and ArcGIS.

This workshop is geared towards faculty, staff, and students who intend to use GPS for research purposes, or really anyone who is curious about GPS. We hope that the workshop will inspire you to incorporate GPS technology and spatial thinking into your existing or future endeavors! We will make use of our Trimble Juno SB units, which are mapping-grade, meaning their accuracy is sufficient for most scientific, social-scientific, and planning purposes. The units are generally available for borrowing by members of the Smith community.

Sign up using this link. We look forward to seeing you!


Where: Spatial Analysis Lab (Sabin-Reed 104)

When: Tue, 10/20 and Thu, 10/22, 4-5pm

Questions? Email us at SAL [at] smith [dot] edu