We're still finishing up introductory project material. To get you started now our Geomatics Faculty Lead, Scott McGee, has put together a guide to using your smartphone or tablet as a GPS in the field. This exercise is optional- we will provide handheld GPS units and paper maps for group use on the Icefield. Many students, however, enjoy being able to explore the maps to satisfy their own curiosity. If you choose to bring a phone or tablet into the field, we strongly suggest you take steps to protect them from water.

Note: Our internet in Juneau is slow and unreliable when everyone is in town. We suggest you look through this and download everything you want before you leave home.


Mobile Mapping on the Juneau Icefield


Mobile Mapping Exercises