Northeast Georgia Mountains / Helen

Using a Hand-held GPS Unit - Advanced

Dates : 12/6/14 - 12/6/14
Smithgall Woods State Park
61 Tsalaki Trail
Helen, GA 30545

706-878-3087
  • Smithgall Cottage

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  • Laurel Cottage

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  • Smithgall Cottage Living Room

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  • Creekside Cottage Living Room

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  • Laurel Cottage Bedroom

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  • Smithgall Cottage Bedroom

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Students will learn how to load maps and waypoints, create tracks and routes and trip planning using your GPS; performing area calculations using tracks; projecting waypoints; interfacing Google Earth with a GPS unit; using the electronic compass and altimeter. A basic knowledge of the GPS is necessary prior to taking this course. This class is for all GPS users wanting to integrate interactive mapping software to improve their trip planning. GPS receivers will be available for participants' use or bring your own unit. This class will NOT cover the basics of GPS use. Students are expected to be familiar with basic operations, including plotting and finding waypoints and an understanding of the use of latitude and longitude numbers.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Saturday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Fee $25 if paid by 11/15/14; $30 after

    Parking Fee $5

    General Information

    Handicapped Accessible

    Type

    State Park Events