GPS Workshops at Huxley

Introduction to GPS

(Global Positioning System)

A half-day, hands-on training

(No charge, no credit)

Friday, April 14, 2017

2:30 - 5:00 (Rain or Shine)

 Arntzen Hall 225, 16 & Outdoors
(Meet in AH-225)

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.

  • Workshops are offered once each quarter
  • No prior GIS or GPS knowledge is required
  • Feel free to bring along personal hand held GPS equipment as well
  • In case of inclement weather, proper attire is advised

Download GPS Workshop files  |  Arntzen Hall (map)  |  GPS Equipment