GPS is an amazing technology,
however it can be daunting when first encountered. Gil has over 5 years
of recreational GPS use as well as survey grade knowledge, which makes
him quite the expert in this field. Gil is offering to share his tips
and tricks of how to use GPS for recreational purposes.
This 3-hour course covers the basics of using GPS
outdoors. You’ll learn how the GPS system works and the terminology
commonly used. This is the perfect course for Geocachers – a high-tech
treasure hunting game. Each participant will experience adjusting the
settings and going through the set up of a standard handheld GPS
(supplied). After the theory portion, we head outdoors where we’ll
actually use the GPS to find a spot (Waypoint), create a
breadcrumb/popcorn trail (Track Log), and plan a journey (Route).
The course will be held on a Saturday from 1:00 pm
until 4:00 pm. and take place at the Calgary Area Outdoor Council. GPS
works rain or shine so appropriate outdoor clothing is required. Sorry,
but no drop-ins are allowed. Therefore, you must pre-register by calling
Gil Grandahl at (403) 803-4305 or by email to Gil@GilsGeoServices.com.
Deadline: Friday, June 18th
Next Course Date: Saturday, June 26th
Location: Calgary Area Outdoor Council
City of Calgary Outdoor Resource Centre
Memorial Dr, NW
The cost of the course is $70 per person. GPS units will be supplied for
the course. For full details and additional information, visit www.GilsGeoServices.com.