GPS Course

Dates:

April 23, 2017

October 22, 2017

Times: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Cost: $145 (plus HST)

GPS Course


Location: St. George Ontario. West of Hamilton.


Description:

This comprehensive 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. Students will participate in a multi-function orienteering exercise to find "targets" in the bush using map and compass skills learned in the course.

The course is taught by Joe Bourgeois, owner of Akuni Adventures, and Kevin Morning of the Canadian Armed Forces.

PREREQUISITES:

No previous skills required; However, we recommend combining this course with the Map and Compass course to get a full understanding of land navigation.

Physical Difficulty:

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

Included:

Instruction and supporting material.

What's not Included:

Transportation, food, parking fees, or accommodation


COURSE CONTENT

Maps:

-Identify general location on map

-Use Universal Transverse Mercator coordinates to identify location

-Use Geographical coordinates to identify location


GPS:

-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 GPS

Akuni Inc. 2017