Overview of Satellite, navigation, map, trip computer and main menu pages.
Setting up the GPS receiver for use at home (and abroad).
Inputting waypoints and making up routes.
Finding locations using the “GoTo” function.
Setting up and using the Trip computer and Track log as a performance review tool.
Navigating with your GPS.
An Introduction to Geocaching.
The event will primarily focus on gaining a better understanding of the characteristics
and use of a Garmin Etrex Venture CX GPS receiver. At the end of the event participants
will have gained more knowledge, skills and confidence about using GPS receivers
generally and be able to use a GPS receiver to maximum advantage for either navigation
or developing personal navigational skills.
Participants will be provided with the Garmin GPS receiver for the day.
This course is held in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere to encourage maximum learning.
A mixture of indoor and outdoor activities and practical exercises.
2 - 4 kilometres local on road and open moorland.
Participants will need to bring suitable clothing and footwear for outdoor work.