Global Positioning Systems are incredible pieces of technology that can greatly enhance your spectrum of options in wilderness navigation. On this one-day course, we'll demystify these devices by teaching you how the map, compass and the GPS unit are related, what UTM, latitude and longitude location are and how to work with each on the GPS, how to mark a waypoint and enter routes, how to travel to waypoints and on routes, how to use the correct map datum settings, and much more.
Please note that we consider it unsafe and unwise to attempt to use a GPS for wilderness navigation if you do not first have a good understanding of "old school" map and compass navigation. Therefore we ask that you have the Wilderness Navigation One or similar training or experience before taking our GPS course.
Please note that to achieve course objectives participants must be prepared to travel through bush and over rough terrain.
Included in the price:
- 1 day of instruction
Not included in the price:
- Personal equipment
- GPS unit
$140.00 / person(at 6:1 ratio)
Our instructor was very knowledgable, helpful, and prepared. Money well spent.Vic Marchiel, Courtenay, BC