Workshop: Magellan GPS Receiver Training 

Course ID - CTD0495q  

Short Title: Magellan GPS 


Audience:     Faculty
Length of Workshop:      6 hours
Prerequisite   none

In order to have faculty and staff who are knowledgeable in the use of the Magellan GPS receivers housed at the North Campus Science Complex Environmental Sciences Lab, participants will learn three basic modes of GPS receiver use in this workshop (Static Precision, Fast Static, Kinematic and real time).
Following the training, participants will map the palm tree locations in the North Campus palmetum, and the data will be uploaded to Google Earth. The workshop facilitator will evaluate the GPS mapping of the palm trees in the palmetum for accuracy in Google earth. Faculty will have two attempts to submit completed palmetum GPS data to the workshop organizer. The first attempt will be due one week after the workshop on Tuesday, March 8, 2011. If necessary, the second attempt will be due Tuesday, March 15, 2011. In addition, faculty will submit the outline of one lesson plan that incorporates the use of the GPS receivers into a course they are qualified to teach at MDC. the lesson outline will be due to the workshop organizer by Tuesday, March 8, 2011.

 * Approved CT&D Workshop for Faculty Professional Development hours.


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Use GPS receivers in static precision mode
  • Use GPS receivers in fast static mode
  • Use GPS receivers in Kinematic and Real-time mode
  • Upload data to Google Earth
  • Use GPS in courses, labs, and school outreach



Reference #






Registration information
Course ID: - CTD0495q
Course Title: Magellan GPS
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

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If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.