Free GPS Workshop: 10/12/18

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Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 11:19am

Date: Friday, October 12, 2018 - 3:00pm

Location: AH-16

Huxley College of the Environment will present a free workshop (no cost, no credit) on GPS at 3:00 pm on Friday, October 12th, 2018.

Introduction to GPS

(Global Positioning System)

Friday, October 12, 2018

3:00 - 5:30 (Rain or Shine)

 Arntzen Hall 16 & Outdoors

Topics covered:

  • Basic GPS principals and applications
  • GPS equipment available at WWU
  • Field exercise collecting GPS data using Garmin GPSmap60
  • Downloading GPS data
  • Discussion of
    • GPS accuracy and use in GIS for analysis
    • Other GPS receivers
    • Data Dictionaries
    • Differential Correction
  • Web links and sources for additional information

Please register ahead of time (space is limited)

For more information or to register:

Email or call 650-2949.


This workshop is intended for WWU students, faculty and staff intending to use GPS for class projects or research, specifically those wishing to use Huxley's GPS equipment. Students and community members with a general interest in GPS are welcome to attend as well