GPS Navigation: Using CalTopo and Gaia GPS Workshop

Lecture: GPS Navigation: Using CalTopo and Gaia GPS

GPS Navigation: Using CalTopo and Gaia GPS Workshop - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Complete an online content section (at home) then attend an evening in-person workshop for the course.

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  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 1.0 mi

Seattle Program Center, 6:30PM - 9:00PM.

Note: the room will be open at 6:00PM if you want to setup early.  

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This is an entry level workshop that introduces GPS and how the Trip Planning Workflow makes use of GPS. The workshop consists of two parts:

1. An online presentation with exercises that is viewed and completed at home (approx 4-5 hours to complete)

2. An in-person workshop that will focus on planning a short trip, uploading this data to your device, and then using the data to navigate around the Program Center (approx 2.5 hours).

The applications used in this class are GaiaGPS  on your smartphone(for both Android and IOS devices), and Caltopo for the online trip planning segment.

The online content will be sent to the student 2 weeks prior to the start of the in-person workshop that you signed up for.  The online segment MUST be completed prior to attending the workshop. Once both parts are completed, you will earn a GPS navigation badge.

Please refer to the main class description for additional information


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Please see the main class description for the online content and in-person workshop requirements.

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