Power User GPS Training

Thursday, August 3, 2000

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
253 Hunt Hall, UC Davis
(directly across from the parking garage on Howard Way)


Online Materials

What it is Training Manual
What you need to know General Logistics
What you will learn Driving Directions
What to bring Parking Information
What will be provided Maps

What it is

This training session will be an intensive half-day workshop to familiarize DHS district Power Users with the procedures, software, and hardware that will be used to collect accurate location data for sources as they are assessed for the Drinking Water Source Assessment and Protection (DWSAP) Program.

The focus of the training will be on the GPS Data Management System (DMS), an interactive, standalone computer application that is designed to streamline the collection, documentation, and reporting of GPS data for the DWSAP Program.

This workshop is not a repeat of the GPS training in December 1999. The Power Users are not necessarily the same staff that attended the December sessions. Because this training is essentially for software installation and use, the DHS Data Management Unit decided that the Power Users should attend this class.

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What you need to know

The agenda for this workshop assumes that attendees have a basic knowledge of GPS units and how they work. Power Users who did not attend the GPS training in December should review the manuals from that class ahead of time to become familiar with GPS.
  • Review the DWSAP Program and how GPS fits in. (Introduction)
  • You will need a basic knowledge of GPS technology. (Part II of the training materials)
  • Understand the basics of operating the GeoExplorer II. (Part III - practice!)
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    What you will learn

    At the end of the workshop, you should understand:
  • How to install, operate, and support the GPS DMS.
  • DHS procedures to collect source-location data with GPS.
  • You will also be expected to train others in your district how to implement the GPS DMS. You will be expected to bring the GPS unit back back to your district, install the software, and train DHS staff on the use of the software. If a district Power User did not attend the December GPS training, he or she should work with the GPS trainee in that district to train other staff members.
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    What to bring


  • Trimble GeoExplorer II
  • Data cable
  • Extra batteries
  • Compass (navigation)
  • Suggested:

  • Operating manual for GeoExplorer II
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    What will be provided

  • Customized training manual to bring back to your district
  • Computer workstations
  • Pathfinder Office software
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