Geography & Environmental Science

Geography field equipment

Teaching and Research Field Equipment

Geography students have access to advanced field equipment for terrestrial and aquatic field mapping as well as obtaining soil and water samples. Students gain hands-on experience using the field equipment in physical geography and earth science courses, as well as in undergraduate research. Additional field equipment is available through collaborators in the UWL River Studies Center and the UWL Archaeological Studies Program.

If you have any questions about use of the field equipment, please contact Dr. Colin Belby or Dr. Joan Bunbury

Field Equipment in 1003 Prairie Springs
Field Equipment in 1005 Prairie Springs
GPS Survey
Total Station Survey
UAV Mapping
Drone Mapping
  • Leica ScanStation terrestrial LiDAR scanner (photo)
  • Topcon GTS 250 series total stations with field controllers (3) (photo)
  • Trimble GeoXH 6000 centimeter accuracy differential GNSS receiver (2)
  • Trimble GeoXT 3000 sub-meter accuracy differential GPS receiver (photo)
  • Trimble NetR5 Reference Station
  • TruPulse 200 Rangefinder/Hypsometer with Bluetooth (3)
  • Nikon Forestry PRO Rangefinder/Hypsometer
  • SyQwest HydroBox dual frequency Echo Sounder
  • Dell XFR rugged field computer
  • Garmin handheld GPS units

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Mapping Equipment

Land Surveying and Mapping Equipment

Hydroacoustic Mapping Equipment

Supporting Equipment

  • RiverRay Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP)
  • Hach FH950 Handheld Flow Meter with depth capability
  • Livingstone piston corers (2)
  • Bolivia corer
  • HTH gravity corer (photo)
  • Ekman dredge
  • 8’ Zodiac raft (2) (photo)
  • Cataraft coring platform (photo)
  • 16’ flat bottom with surface drive motor for shallow water
  • JMC Environmentalist 2 cm Subsoil Probe
  • JMC Environmentalist 3 cm Subsoil Probe
  • AMS Soil Auger Kit
  • Oakfield soil probes
  • Russian peat corer
  • Peat auger
  • Wildco Hand Core Sediment Sampler
  • Hach Hydrolab Quanta Multiparameter Sonde (Temp, DO, Cond, pH, Turbidity)
  • Turf-Tec IN-W double ring infiltrometer with mariotte tubes (2)
  • Turf-Tec IN2-W double ring infiltrometer (4)
  • Hand-held spectral radiometer