About the Course
This course focuses on understanding how to use a hand held GPS for land navigation. Emphasis is place on how the GPS relates to the map. Theory items will be enhanced with practical exercises.
-Identify general location on map
-Use Universal Transverse Mercator coordinates to identify location
-Use Geographical coordinates to identify location
-Understand the main features of a GPS
-Relating map coordinates with the GPS
-Using the right datum setting on the GPS
-Marking Waypoints or Landmarks
-Traveling to a waypoint or landmark using a GP
What you need to know:
No previous skills required; However, we recommend combining this course with the Map and Compass course to get a full understanding of land navigation
Walking through thick bush at times up to 1km on uneven terrain.
Instruction, GPS and supporting material. The course is taught based on the supplied GPS.
What’s not Included:
Transportation, food, parking fees, or accommodation.
The Important Stuff:
Course date(s): May 5, 2019
Location: St. George Ontario. West of Hamilton.
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