How Do I Map That — Free And Open Source Mobile Mapping

How Do I Map That? Free and Open Source Mobile Mapping

Christian Driver and Katy Waechter

Saturday, September 26, at 10:00-11:30 am


Ever been outside and wanted to map something? Maybe you wanted to navigate to something not on standard maps? You can use free and open source tools to map, navigate, and create spatial data all from your smartphone. This workshop will introduce participants to two free mobile apps to help them navigate and map the world around them. This is a follow-up workshop of Introduction to Digital Archaeology. Participants must have a smartphone or other mobile device to follow live demos.


Topics include:

  • How to set up GaiaGPS and PDFMaps
  • Download maps or map layers
  • Navigate on and off-grid
  • Collect and export data
  • Mapping etiquette and ethics