Fundamentals of GPS Navigation Class
Description: Join an REI Outdoor School instructor as he or she leads you through the basics of GPS navigation. Learn how to use your pocket-sized navigator to pinpoint your location, mark waypoints and navigate to distant points. The instructor will review the features to consider when choosing a receiver and introduce you to some of the fun and practical applications of using a GPS unit in your outdoor activities. At the end of the session, you will get hands-on experience with a GPS. If you own a GPS unit, please bring it to the class. Some demo GPS units will also be available. This is an in-store class.
Skills you'll learn:
Students will leave understanding basic GPS unit functionality. This includes a functional knowledge of GPS data entry - the satellite - map and compass screens as displayed on their individual devices, Learn to interpret the satellite screen with an emphasis on reception issues, Mark present position, Enter a distant waypoint, Navigate to these points while observing the track-log and compass on the GPS
Duration: 2.0 hours
Required Legal Form:
This course requires the participant to read and sign a liability release form before participating. Please see "Required Legal Form" for the session you are registering for. You will need to print, sign and bring the form to your class.
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