Smart Phone & Dedicated GPS - Seattle - 2018

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Smart Phone & Dedicated GPS

2018 Smart Phone & Dedicated GPS - Seattle

This one night (entry level) workshop at the Seattle Program Center covers the use of GPS, with either a smartphone app or a dedicated receiver. The workshop runs from 6:30 to around 9:00 and includes both an indoor presentation and outdoor exercises. 

The indoor presentation (about 1 hour) includes an overview of GPS and other mapping tools, along with covering accuracy issues and solutions. Trip planning with online tools is also covered.  The outdoor exercises will make use of your device by navigating in the program center area( setting waypoints, recording tracks, creating routes, navigating to a location, etc.).

Students need to bring their own GPS enabled device.   Instructors are prepared to help with a limited range of devices.  Approved devices include:

  • A dedicated Garmin or DeLorme
  • An iPhone with the Gaia GPS app (professional version is not required)
  • An Android smart phone with Gaia or Backcountry Navigator.

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Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Smart Phone and Dedicated GPS Workshop - Seattle
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Apr 18, 2018
Registration closes Apr 16
4 participants on waitlist
0 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Wed, May 23, 2018
Registration closes May 21
6 participants
3 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Jun 6, 2018
Registration closes Jun 4
9 participants
3 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Aug 22, 2018
Registration closes Aug 20
11 participants
3 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Sep 26, 2018
Registration closes Sep 24
12 participants
3 instructors
Required Equipment

A GPS enabled device:

1. Smartphone with a GPS application.  For IOS smartphones, Gaia Standard or Gaia Classic.  For Android smartphones, Gaia GPS or Backcountry Navigator Topo GPS


2. GPS stand-alone device.  Garmin devices (GPS Map 64, eTrex, Oregon, etc), Delorme (now Garmin)  Inreach.

Digital map of the program center area pre-loaded into your device prior to class.

Headlamp for the outdoor excercises.

Appropriate clothing for the weather. The workshops have outdoor exercises.

Optional: Laptop computer with internet connectivity (via the Mountaineers WiFi) for the trip planning portion.



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