Course Schedule

Intro to GPS

Date: September 20, 2012 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Users of a handheld GPSSome people learn by reading a user manual, or experimenting with a device by themselves.  Not everyone, though!

So if you are brand new to using a handheld GPS, are thinking of getting one, or want to learn basic functions for outdoor use, then this course will get you started.


Time: 7pm to 10pm

Cost: $55

Minimum Class Size:  4.  Maximum Class Size:  10

Course Audience: Individuals who already own a GPS and would like to learn basic functions for outdoor use.

Prerequisites: No previous experience using a GPS required.

Equipment: Students must bring their own GPS.* (Model must be submitted when registering, to enable a personalized settings handout.)

Course Topics:

  • Theory: What is GPS, and how does it work? The basics.
  • Terminology: waypoints, tracks, route, Position Format, Datum
  • Entering Settings: measurement units, position format, datum, time, resetting trip data
  • Techniques: mark and enter waypoints, find a waypoint, follow a track, access trip data.


 *  If you do not yet own a GPS and are taking the additional "So You Want to Buy a GPS" module, then a unit will be provided for use.  Discount for purchase of a GPS of your choice from a local supplier may be available.  Contact us for more details.