Introduction to GPS Forensics


Professor Eamon P. Doherty Ph.D., CCE, CPP, SSCP


This introductory non-credit continuing education course consists of two elements. The first is a practical application, while the other element is the theoretical foundation. The theoretical element includes the history of GPS and a discussion of other competing systems such as Glonass and the Beidou Navigation Satellite System. We will also discuss relevant vocabulary, such as routes, waypoints, trips, points of interest, and possible impairments to the accuracy of GPS data. The practical portion of the session consists of learning to use a Tableau write blocker, forensically imaging the GPS navigation device with FTK Imager or Helix, using GPS Babel to change file formats if necessary, and mapping the itinerary file using Google Maps.

Date and Time

Monday March 31st, 2014 from 9 AM to Noon.


The Cybercrime Training Lab 2 in Dickinson Hall on the Metropolitan Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University.


The cost of $50 includes a $10 registration fee.

How to Register

Please call FDU Continuing Education at 201-692-6500. You may register and pay for the course with a credit card and receive a certificate of completion after participating in the class. The course is limited to the first 16 students who register.