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Training Course
On Navigation Skills
Map, Compass GPS and Digital Mapping
For Hillwalkers, Cyclists, Runners, Outdoor Explorers

Lisvarrinane Community Centre
5 (Tuesday) evening sessions and 2 Practical half day field sessions Saturday.
Commencing Tuesday 4th November 2014 @ 19.30pm
Day Date Venue Time
1 Tuesday November 4th Lisvernane CC 19.30
2 Tuesday November 11th Lisvernane CC 19.30
3 Saturday November 15th Field Day tbc
4 Tuesday November 18th Lisvernane CC 19.30
5 Tuesday November 25th Lisvernane CC 19.30
6 Tuesday December 2nd Lisvernane CC 19.30
7 Saturday December 6th Field Day tbc
Contact Michael Moroney 087-9267948



Map, Compass, GPS & Digital Mapping Course Content 2014

Compass: Silva 4 Expedition. Learn how to use a 360° compass, Components working parts, magnetic variation, Taking a bearing,3 North’s, “Add for Mag, get rid for Grid”. Hudson Bay Canada. W.H. Naismith 1892, Use with Map etc.

Map: Ordnance Survey Discovery Series (1-89). Learn Scales, Signs & Symbols, Contour interpretation, Ridge, Col, Summits, Spur, Gully, Re-Entrant, Corrie/Comb. Fastnet Rock, The grid system, Orientate and relate map to ground etc.

GPS: Garmin, Magellan, Lawrance & DeLorme, Learn Setting up GPS to function properly in Ireland and elsewhere, Buttons & main pages, battery power, Calibrate Altimeter, Compass, mark current position and enter a waypoint and a goto into your GPS, create, follow Tracks and Routes, Finding your position vs map & compass, different map views etc.

Digital Mapping: Garmin Trip & Waypoint Manager, free Garmin BaseCamp, Google Earth. Digital Mapping with GPS and OSI (Garmin Eire Discoverer, Geolives, Viewranger, MapYX Quo, Satmap. IPhone, IPod, Ipad, apps. Connecting to a PC to transfer, receive routes and track files etc. The advantage of using digital maps with your GPS, printing your own map etc.

Field Work: Practical refresher on using the Map, Compass & GPS to navigate a downloaded track. Participants will also work through a detailed task list to revise and extend their practical Map, Compass & GPS skills. You should bring Boots, outdoor gear and lunch for field trip.
You should bring on second night your own map compass GPS Lap top and GPS cable to link it to a PC if you don’t have any a limited number are available
On completion you should have the necessary skills to navigate confidently using these resources. Thank You.
Contact Michael Moroney 087-9267948 





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