GPS: Find Your Way There & Back!

  • Rocky Mountain Conservancy-Field Institute
  • August 11, 2018
  • Location: 1895 Fall River Road, Rocky Mountain Conservancy-Field Institute, CO
  • Phone: (970) 586-3262
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Price: $40 per adult ages 16 and older
Details

Recreational travelers with little or no experience using a GPS and/or GPS owners who would like to gain a greater understanding of their receiver can learn to navigate the backcountry with greater confidence. With emphasis on using a handheld GPS unit, topics of discussion will include: the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), GPS functions and limitations, GPSs in your hand and in your car, collecting and managing waypoints and tracks, creating routes, using GPSs with U.S.G.S. and other topographic maps, and computer applications for GPS data management and display. An understanding of topographic maps is helpful but not required. (All materials provided with a few GPS receivers available for loan)

GPS: Find Your Way There & Back!