Mobile GIS

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Mobile GIS

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Efficiency is key to most businesses and what better way of becoming more efficient than capturing and uploading GIS data in the field. In this course you will learn about mobile mapping devices and find out how you can quickly get started with creating and uploading data in the field in real time.

Note that fieldwork is included.

Course Outline

  • Learn how to use mobile GPS devices
  • Learn about the different types of corrections you can make to your GPS data
  • Find out how data can be collected accurately in the field
  • Practise uploading data from the field in real time
  • Learn how to download and map your data in a desktop GIS.

Update to course content

Please note that our courses are reviewed regularly, both in response to feedback and so that information about recent research and developments can be included. Thus, content may be subject to change.

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is aimed at anyone starting to map datasets remotely in the field who requires training to get up and running with the software and equipment.


School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences

ArcGIS Software Requirements

ESRI ArcGIS software is used in this course. There are a number of options for attendees to access this software. If you are a student or staff member at a UK University, you may attend the courses using Newcastle University's computers and software. All other delegates should ensure that they meet the necessary licensing requirements:


Please contact the Professional Development Unit for details of fees.

The course fee includes tuition, course materials, lunch and refreshments.

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