High-precision GPS field mapping for student research and learning
Department of Earth and Space Sciences
High-precision geo-spatial data are critical for modern field research and classroom exercises across many disciplines. GPS units are the most reliable method of collecting such data and Trimble GPS units in particular offer reliability and precision, and are consistent with industry standards. We are requesting STF funds to purchase high-precision Trimble GPS units and field computers for students to use in research and classes, developing skills in this critical methodology. This equipment will be available to students across the campus through a secure check-out system. The Earth and Space Sciences (ESS) department is committed to supporting this technology and new equipment by managing the equipment and software and by providing insurance.