Map and Compass Course

About the Course

This comprehensive course focuses on land navigation using a topographical map with a compass. Theory items will be enhanced with practical exercises. Students will participate in a multi-function orienteering exercise to find “targets” in the bush using map and compass skills learned in the course. This course is taught with a mix of online learning, in-class theory and field work.


-Use the Canadian National Topographical System (NTS)
-Identify topographical map margin information
-Identify features on a map
-Understand map scale and calculate distance
-Use Contour lines to identify the elevation of a location
-Identify general location on map
-Use Universal Transverse Mercator coordinates to identify location
-Use Geographical coordinates to identify location
-Use the correct north reference on the map.
-Identify map limitations
-Navigate with a map

-Understand the parts of a compass
-Correctly hold a compass
-Follow a bearing
-follow a reverse Bearing
-Understand Compass Inaccuracy
-Use a compass to become unlost

Navigate with Map and Compass:
-Understand declination
-Use triangulation to determine location
-Use the compass to determine location on a line
-Navigating using Map and Compass
-Use a map and compass to find targets in the bush

map and compass course

What you need to know:

No previous skills required. An adventurous spirit is an asset.

Physical Difficulty:
Walking through thick bush at times up to 1km on uneven terrain.

Instruction and supporting material. Compass is supplied or bring your own.

What’s not Included:
Transportation, food, parking fees, or accommodation

The Important Stuff:

Course date(s): May 4, 2019
Location: St. George Ontario. West of Hamilton.

Map and Compass Course

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