The Medford Data Lab maintains the following Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and mobile mapping technology for student and faculty use.

  • Handheld units that are free to borrow for Tufts students, faculty, and staff
  • Handheld GPS units can be checked out for up to 1 month and can be picked up in the Medford Data Lab
  • The student must see a Data Lab Assistant during their scheduled hours to acquire the GPS unit
  • Students, faculty, and staff must complete a GPS Check-out Form
  • The units can be recalled for course use

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

Handheld GPS Units

The regular handheld units are available to students, faculty and staff.

Mapping Grade GPS Units

The mapping grade units are only available for specialized use.


GPS Software