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GIS - Geographic Information Systems Services

The Claremont Colleges Library offers GIS support services online and in person, along with a configured Digital Tool Shed. Contact for access.

Trimble Juno GPS

Trimble Juno GPS are available for library checkoutTrimble Juno GPS 

The Trimble Juno GPS is available for checkout at the Honnold Library.  Check out period is 1 week.  However, depending on availability, you can email a request for extended time in the event you are traveling abroad or a faculty research project.

GPS & GIS: Getting Data Out of the Field and Into GIS

This session is a demonstration on using the GPS equipment provided by the libary for you to check out.  Weather permitting, participants venture out to collect GPS data normally at the Bernard Field Station to then meet at the outside classroom to transfer the collected data from the GPS equipment and exported for use in ArcGIS using GPS data management software, industry-wide used Pathfinder Office (Trimble).  Topics will include: The GPS System; data dictionary, collecting GPS Data in the field; transferring GPS Data to PO, and exporing to shapefile (ArcGIS).  Further discussions include improving accuracy using differential correction and obtaining basemap data for display and enriching your data and finally a discussion on analytical tools for examining collected data.


Trimble Juno-SB GPS Receiver and TerraSync Software

  • Trimble JunoSB technical User Guide information
  • Here you will find an introduction to usingusing the Trimble Juno SB GPS receiver and an overview of the TerraSync version 3.30 software that is used with the GPS receivers

Trimble GPS Pathfinder Office

Trimble® GPS Pathfinder® Office software is a powerful and easy-to-use software package to prepare, collect and postprocessing data collected including differential correction.  Pathfinder office is used widely in industry.  Software is not free.  Software is installed, configured and ready for you to use in the library GIS lab.


Awesome free software to customize interface for collecting attributes, images, sound and location on GPS and even smartphones!  Templates can be downloaded and customized.  Exports to shapefile and much more.   Software is installed, configured and ready for you to use in the library GIS lab.

Garmin GIS Tool

DNRGPS is an update to the popular free DNRGarmin application. It was initially built to provide users the ability to transfer data between Garmin handheld GPS receivers and GIS software. DNRGPS is now an Open Source Project.   Software is installed, configured and ready for you to use in the library GIS lab.