GPS Workshops for Summer Research

The Smith College Spatial Analysis Lab (SAL) will be hosting two GPS workshops to help students, faculty, and staff brush-up on GPS skills in preparation for summer work and research. Workshops are available to all, no previous experience necessary. Feel free to attend one or both workshops.

Please sign-up in advance

GPS Data Collection with Trimble Juno Unit:
Thursday 4/23 (Offered at both 12:15-1pm and 4:15-5pm)

Learn the basics of GPS technology and data collection using our high-grade Trimble GPS units, then go outside to collect some sample data. The Trimble units can be rented for research purposes year-round from the SAL.


GPS Data Collection with Mobile Device and Collector App: 
Friday 4/24 (Offered at both 12:15-1pm and 4:15-5pm)

Learn the process of data collection using a mobile device and collector app — including form creation, data collection, and data processing into a webmap. We will step outside to collect sample data. Please bring a smart phone or tablet if you have one available, if not please email at so that we can procure one for your use.