College of the Environment GPS Workshops

GPS Workshops have been suspended due to Covid.

Contact Stefan for information on GPS equipment.

Introduction to GPS (Global Positioning System)

An Introductory, Hands-on Training

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

No charge, no credit

 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 (360) 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 the College of the Environment'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

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