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Trip Information
Name: A Workshop on using GPS Devices and Bivouac.com (Repeat)
Starts: Thu May 04, 2017
Meetup: 7:00 PM Captain Bivouac's House (near MacDonald and 6th, Vancouver)
Return: Thu May 04, 2017

Registration opens: Fri Apr 21, 2017
Event category: Instructional Program
Difficulty grade: A0  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 14

Organizer: Chris Ludwig
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

What kind of GPS Device do you own?

What kind of operating system does your Laptop run?

What specific concepts are you hoping to learn about?

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Participant Information

Release your inner nerd! - Back by Popular Demand

This semi-casual two hour workshop will focus on five main topics.  We will run longer than two hours if the spirit moves us.  It will be taught by Bivouac editor Chris Ludwig (BCMC Webmaster and Website Designer) who will be assisted by Robin Tivy (owner of Bivouac.com).  Cost: $10 (pay in person at the course)

Topic 1 - How to use a handheld GPS Device and understanding GPS Technology

Topic 2 - Learning how to use many of the key features on Bivouac.com

Topic 3 - GPS Data Transfer to and from a GPS Device and Bivouac.com

Topic 4 - Working with and editing GPX files

Topic 5 - (NEW) Rendering GPX files in Google Earth

This workshop will be co-organized by Robin Tivy - Owner of Bivouac.com

Recommended Equipment:

A Handheld GPS Device (or smartphone)

A Laptop Computer

A Means of transferring data from your GPS Device to your Laptop Computer (USB Cable, etc.)

The $10 dollar course fee will be used for handouts and snacks with the remainder donated to the club.

Wi-Fi will be available on site for all participants as well as free access to Bivouac.com for the day.

Recommended Reading and Practice before signing up:

1) An Introduction to GPS Data transfer


2) Create a guest Bivouac account and practice using the website:  http://bivouac.com

The exact address of the workshop will be Emailed to confirmed participants.

If the course is full and you are still interested, we encourage you to sign up on the waiting list.  This will give us an indication as to whether or not we should run a repeat of the workshop.

Those interested in working in Google Earth should install Google Earth in their laptop prior to the course.

Note: first priority will be given to those on the wait list for the previous session.

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