Combined Map and Compass with GPS


Session 1 - May 5 to 6, 2018

Times: 8:30am-4:30pm daily

More dates may be added. Please keep checking web site.


$240 (plus HST)

Map and Compass and GPS Combined Course


St. George Ontario. West of Hamilton.

GPS navigation is only as good as your skills with a map and compass. This combined course offers one day of comprehensive learning of map and compass skills, followed by one day learning GPS . Take both course and save money!

The course is taught by Joe Bourgeois, owner of Akuni Adventures


No previous skills required

Physical Difficulty:

Walking through thick bush at times.

What's Included:

Instruction and supporting material.

What's not Included:

Transportation, accommodation, food, parking fees.

Course Content

Day 1


-Types of Maps

-Map Resources

-Margin Information

-Locating Points on a Map

-Scale and Distance

-North on a Map

-Map Limitations


-Types of Compasses

-Parts of a Compass

-Compass Use

-Compass Bearing


-Compass Inaccuracy

Orientation with Map and Compass:

-Locating your Position

-Traveling using Map and Compass

Orienteering Course:

-Using skills learned find objects in bush

Day 2

GPS course based on National Greencheck GPS certification.

-The relationship between the map, the compass and the GPS unit and why you should use all three together.

-Reading UTM coordinates on a map.

-Reading Latitude and Longitude on a map.

-Identifying coordinates on a map in relationship to the GPS unit.

-Moving in a direction with a compass and your GPS unit.

-Understanding declination.

-Mark a waypoint or landmark.

-Traveling to a waypoint or landmark.

-Using the right map datum setting with a GPS unit.

Akuni Inc. 2018