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Workshops and Events - GPS Navigation
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Workshops and Events

Event 

Title:
GPS Navigation
When:
Apr 23, 2017
Where:
The LUNA Project -
Category:
Workshops and Events

Description

Join us for GPS Navigation at LUNA

Description:

This comprehensive course focuses on understanding how to use a hand held GPS for land navigation. Emphasis is place on how the GPS relates to the map.Theory items will be enhanced with practical exercises. Students will participate in a multi-function orienteering exercise to find "targets" in the bush using map and compass skills learned in the course.

The course is taught by Joe Bourgeois, owner of Akuni Adventures, and Kevin Morning of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Rate: $145.00/person (plus HST)

Program Details

Program Length: 8 Hours (8:30am - 4:30pm)

Program Type: GPS Navigation

Skill Level: Beginner (all welcome)

Physical Difficulty: Walking through thick bush at times up to 4km on uneven terrain.

Included

  • Instruction and supporting material

What's not Included

  • Transportation
  • Food
  • Accommodation (camping and bed and breakfast available upon request)

Prerequisites: No previous skills required; However, we recommend combining this course with the Map and Compass course to get a full understanding of land navigation.

Course Content

Maps

  • Identify general location on map
  • Use Universal Transverse Mercator coordinates to identify location
  • Use Geographical coordinates to identify location

 GPS

  • Understand the main features of a GPS
  • Relating map coordinates with the GPS
  • Using the right datum setting on the GPS
  • Marking Waypoints or Landmarks
  • Traveling to a waypoint or landmark using a GPS

How do I Register?
Call our office Toll Free (866) 415-LUNA(5862) or click on the REGISTER NOW link below to contact our office.  We will send you full package information and a copy of our trip planning manual

REGISTER NOW

Venue

Location:
The LUNA Project

Description

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The LUNA Project is a working model of low impact impact sustainable living. Located in Southern Ontario, our diverse landscape of meadows, forest, fields and wetlands inspire the visitor to view their natural environment in a whole new way.

Learning Unique Natural Alternatives is what we're all about; promoting self sufficiency, confidence, and respect for our natural world. Our site is a true testament to our vision. With 90% of our infrastructure being portable yurts powered by renewable resources, and a strong "buy local" philosophy; LUNA has a very small footprint on its surrounding environment, truly practicing what we teach. 

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