GPS Navigation Basics


$30 for REI Members

$50 for non-members

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  • Fitness level 1 Relaxed
  • Skill level 1 Beginner
  • Group size 12 people

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. This is an in-store class.

  • Participants 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, Learn to mark their present position, Learn to enter a distant waypoint, Learn to navigate to these points while observing the track-log and compass on the GPS

Activity location

Southcenter REI

240 Andover Park W, Tukwila, WA 98188

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