The Medford Data Lab maintains the following Global Positioning Systems (GPS) Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) mobile mapping technology for student, staff and faculty research.

  • Handheld units that are free to borrow for Tufts students, faculty, and staff
  • The units can be recalled for course use if necessary

Handheld GPS/GNSS Units

Mapping Grade GNSS Units

These mapping grade units are only available for specialized use.

GPS Software & Applications

We regularly provide GPS instruction and workshops. Please see the workshops and  Tufts Tips & Tutorials for GPS pages

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)

Tufts maintains several UAVs, commonly known as drones, for specialized and approved use. Please contact if you would like to learn more.

UAV Licenses & Accompanying Equipment

  • 3 iPad 7th Generation with Charger and Lightening Cable
  • 1 iPad 9th Generation wifi plus cellular 64GB  with Charger and Lightening Cable
  • 2 iPad 9th Generation wifi 256GB with Charger and Lightening Cable
  • Pix4D Software
  • Drone2Map (ESRI License)