The GPS equipment we have available in SED (School of Environment and Development): Continue reading “List of GPS equipment”
SED recently bought a Magellan MobileMapper 6 handheld. It collects data with 2-5m real time accuracy, which can be improved to 1-2m with post-processing. The other day I tested it in the Peak District, under pretty ideal conditions, and with post-processing I got accuracy well below 1m. I am very impressed by the GPS positioning accuracy and also by the ease of use of the device, I think it is ideal for the occasional professional user!
The MobileMapper 6 can be borrowed by staff and students. Here are some basic instructions on how to use it:
Need a specific GIS software product? We have various site licensed products, meaning you can just use them and don’t have to buy a license: http://www.applications.itservices.manchester.ac.uk/list_products.php?category=gis&excludeArchived=1
Please check terms and conditions, e.g. some restrict use to on-campus or university-owned PCs only.
Of course you can use any other software you like, but you will need to obtain it yourself.