NRSC 2230 / GEOG 2750

Module L: Global Positioning Systems and alternative mapping software

Overview

Learning Outcomes

Upon Successful completion of this topic you will be able to:

  • Understand the basic concepts of a Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
  • Effectively navigate, mark and use a hand-held GPS unit
  • Bring data from a hand-held GPS unit into the ArcGIS software
  • Send data from the ArcGIS software into a GPS unit
  • Work independently to map and create a report on features in a local area, using the GPS and ArcGIS technologies
  • Use the features of alternative mapping software programs such as OziExplorer and MapSource
  • Use GPS mapping software utilities such as OziPhotoTool and DNR Garmin