Borrow GPS/GNSS Units

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  Tips & Tutorials for GPS.

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 Lightning Cable
  • 1 iPad 9th Generation Wi-Fi plus cellular 64GB  with Charger and Lightning Cable
  • 2 iPad 9th Generation Wi-Fi 256GB with Charger and Lightning Cable
  • Pix4D Software
  • Drone2Map (ESRI License)