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Service Catalog: Spatial Analysis/Data Collection (GPS)

Summary (what you get):

Hobart and William Smith Colleges has for loan a set of GPS units that can be used to collect point data in the field.

Field data collection with these units can be used for many teaching and learning uses, including the following:

  • Scientific-related research
  • Marking points of historical, sociological, anthropological, literary or journalistic importance for use in teaching and learning
  • Marking photograph locations
  • Exploring geo-caches on campus or in other locations

Services included:

The primary tool available from IT Services is the Garmin Oregon 200 Series. This unit features a 3 in. diagonal display with 240 x 400 px. resolution and transflective color TFT touchscreen, automatic routing, sun/moon information, tide tables, and area calculation.

Availability

GPS units are available for loan from the Help Desk. GPS data can be uploaded to a campus computer that currently has ArcGIS 10 installed. The software that will allow access to collected points is DNR GPS. This is a freeware GPS software tool that has been installed to the computers located in the MM lab (Lib 1002).

Where/how to request this service:

Requests for this service may be made at the Help Desk in the library, by e-mailing helpdesk@hws.edu or the online request form.

Requests should be made as far ahead of time as possible to assure availability.


power button If you are having difficulty or you have unanswered questions, please submit a request, call the Help Desk at  (315) 781-4357, or e-mail helpdesk@hws.edu.