Land Use Academy

Can You Map Me Now?: Creating Online Maps Using Smartphone GPS

The course covers the basics of the Global Positioning System (GPS) and provides hands-on instruction on how to use a smartdevice (iOS or Android) to collect data in the field. It also teaches participants how to download GPS data and create custom interactive maps on the web.

The course includes the following modules:

  • An overview of the smartphone GPS Apps on the market today
  • Hands-on instruction on data collection using an iOS or Android smart device (using free/low cost apps).
  • Hands-on practice collecting geospatial field data including waypoints and tracks.
  • Instruction on accessing and using CT's public domain mapping data online.
  • Introduction to several free software tools (ArcGIS Online, Google Earth and Track Kit) to manage and display GPS data.
  • Instruction on how to link digital photographs to GPS locations.
  • Hands-on experience in creating interactive web maps.
  • Sharing and embedding maps on the web.

Check out our smartphone GPS Resource page for more information.

Registration & Details

Class size is limited to 16 students.

Participants are encouraged to bring their iOS or Android smart device with them (must be cellular compatible). A few extras will be on hand for those who do not own their own device. All apps used in the class are free or low cost (less than $5).

This workshop runs from 9 AM - 12:30 PM. Course fee is $90.

Upcoming class registration can be found on the Schedule & Registration page.

For information about our traditional GPS Loan Program, click here.