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Workshops and Events


Combined Map/Compass and GPS Navigation
Apr 22, 2017 - Apr 23, 2017
The LUNA Project -
Workshops and Events


Join us for a combined Map and Compass and GPS Navigation course at LUNA

GPS navigation is only as good as your skills with a map and compass. This combined course offers one day of comprehensive learning of map and compass skills, followed by one day learning GPS . Take both course and save money

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

Rate: $230.00/person (plus HST)

Program Details

Program Length: 16 Hours (8:30am - 4:30pm Saturday and Sunday)

Program Type: Map and Compass and GPS Navigation

Skill Level: Beginner (all welcome)

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


  • Instruction and supporting material

What's not Included

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

Course Content 

   Day 1


  • Types of Maps
  • Map Resources
  • Margin Information
  • Locating Points on a Map
  • Scale and Distance
  • North on a Map
  • Map Limitations


  • Types of Compasses
  • Parts of a Compass
  • Compass Use
  • Compass Bearing
  • Declination
  • Compass Inaccuracy

Orientation with Map and Compass:

  • Locating your Position
  • Traveling using Map and Compass 

Orienteering Course:

  • Using skills learned find objects in bush

Day 2

GPS course based on National Greencheck GPS certification.

  • The relationship between the map, the compass and the GPS unit and why you should use all three together
  • Reading UTM coordinates on a map
  • Reading Latitude and Longitude on a map
  • Identifying coordinates on a map in relationship to the GPS unit
  • Moving in a direction with a compass and your GPS unit
  • Understanding declination
  • Mark a waypoint or landmark
  • Traveling to a waypoint or landmark
  • Using the right map datum setting with a GPS unit

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




The LUNA Project


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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.