GIS and Maps

Information, materials, data and software for Johns Hopkins GIS and Map users.

GPS Kits

8 Garmin Oregon 300 GPS units for use by Johns Hopkins student, faculty and staff. 

GPS units are configured to collect and download of “waypoints” to a computer for display with Geographic Information System (GIS) software.  

Included with each unit:

Garmin Oregon 300 GPS unit

o    basic map with world coverage  

o   2 “AA” batteries installed

  •          Device /USB cable
  •          Carrying clip
  •          Owner’s Manual on CD-Rom
  •          Carrying Case w/strap

Loan Periods:

  •          The standard loan period for a GPS is 7 days.
  •          The GPS cannot be renewed online.
  •          Check-out and return is ONLY available at the GIS & Data Services desk.
  •          Available for pick up and return during the following hours:
             Monday – Friday 8:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
             Late fees are $3.00 per day

Reserving GPS kits:

  • Equipment is checked-out on a first come basis.
  • Call the GIS & Data Services desk to see if a kit is available or to be added to a waiting list.
  • Faculty members needing to reserve all eight kits for class should call (410)516-8360 at least two weeks in advance.

Lost or Damaged Kits:

o   GPS  users are responsible for any lost or damage to the GPS or accessories.  Charges will be based on replacement cost up to a maximum of $450.00.

Need to retrieve your Waypoints?

Download DNRGPS

Unzip the file and run the dnrgps application

Open the application

Use the Word .doc below for step-by-step instruction on how to use the DNR Application you just installed.

Wanna See Waypoints but don't wanna learn ArcGIS?

Download ArcGIS Explorer (free map viewer from ESRI Inc.)

Via USB cable, connect Garmin to computer

In the  ArcGIS Explorer Tools tab, select Import File and GPX as file type.


Watch this short video to find out what GeoCaching is.

For more details and information go to GeoCaching 101 from the website.