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Trip Information
Name: A Workshop on using GPS Devices and GPS Data (Full)
Starts: Tue Feb 27, 2018
Meetup: 7:00 PM Anza Club Loft (3rd Floor)
Return: Tue Feb 27, 2018

Registration opens: Tue Jan 02, 2018
Event category: Instructional Program
Difficulty grade: A0  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 12

Organizer: Chris Ludwig
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

Which GPS Device(s) 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! (Course Full, Look for Repeat Session coming soon)


This first offering is for individuals using a dedicated GPS Device such as Garmin GPS Units and will utilize backcountrybc.ca as a teaching platform (**No Android or Smartphones in this session**)

This semi-casual two hour workshop will focus on five main topics.  It will be taught by Chris Ludwig (BCMC Webmaster and Website Designer of backcountrybc.ca) Cost: $10 Using Paypal Button.  Participants will be confirmed after payment.

Topic 1 - How to use your handheld GPS Device and understanding GPS Technology
Topic 2 - Learning how to use the key features on backcountrybc.ca
Topic 3 - GPS Data Transfer to and from a GPS Device and backcountrybc.ca
Topic 4 - Working with and editing GPX files
Topic 5 - Rendering GPX files in Google Earth and OSM (Open Street Maps)

Required Equipment:

A Handheld GPS Device
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 the $20 loft rental fee, handouts and snacks with the remainder donated to the club.

Wi-Fi will be available on site for all participants.

Recommended Reading and Practice before signing up:

1) Create an Account on Backcountrybc.ca (free) https://www.backcountrybc.ca

2) Practice using the backcountrybc.ca GPX Editing and Mapping tools (see below) 

a) https://backcountrybc.ca/maps-and-media/gps-and-mapping-tools/gpx-editor-uk

b) https://backcountrybc.ca/maps-and-media/gps-and-mapping-tools/wtracks-gpx-editor

If the course is full and you are still interested, I encourage you to sign up on the waiting list.  This will give me an indication as to whether or not I 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.

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