Basic Navigation Course   - Olympia - 2015

Navigation Course

Basic Navigation Course

Basic Navigation Course - Olympia

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Olympia's basic navigation course includes instruction in maps, compass, declination adjustment, coordinate systems, terrain recognition, route planning, and navigation in a group setting, using a combination of lectures, exercises, readings, and practical exercises. It is conducted in two evening lectures and a day-long field trip.

Badges you will earn:

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Olympia Navigation Field Trip
Kennedy Creek
Sun, Apr 19, 2015
Registration closed Apr 17
24 participants
14 instructors
Kennedy Creek
Sat, Apr 16, 2016
Registration closed Apr 13
3 participants
7 instructors
Kennedy Creek
Sun, Apr 17, 2016
Registration closed Apr 13
16 participants
6 instructors
Required Equipment

Compass and ruler.

See compass requirements in the Course Materials.

Course Materials
Romer 1:24000

A 1:24000 Romer that you can print, especially if you have transparencies (remember them?).


Another Romer you can print. This one has several scales and a different design, which might be more useful when printed on regular paper.

Order Romer from Maptools.pdf

Or you can order a plastic Romer from Maptools by following the link in this document.