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SatMap & Xpedition including free access to online resource - Northumberland - September 2015

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Your Guide: Andy Ayre
  • Maximum number of places per day: 6
  • Price Per Person: £70.00

walk notes

This training day is designed to introduce you to the principals of GPS Navigation using your Active 10/12 and how you could use GPS as an aid to navigation at home or abroad. The day will be a practical hands-on training day with the morning session mainly outdoors covering navigation on the map page using POI’s and Routes. 


The afternoon session will explore and demonstrate the use of SatMap’s unique in the clouds planning & sharing software and show you how to use it to share & plan user data like routes and send to your Active 10/12 using SatSYNC.  Please bring your GPS with OS GB Map or map covering the Northumberland area and USB cable supplied with your unit.


Tea & Coffee supplied morning & afternoon – Please bring your own lunch. 


 


Session 1 - Morning 9.30am to 1pm approx


- Introduction to GPS & how the GPS system works (Indoors)


- Install batteries & Maps on SD cards (Indoors)


- Switch on & Menus & Soft Keys (Indoors)


- Setup your GPS for use at home & abroad (Indoors) GPST worksheet provided


- Calibrate Compass  (Indoors)


- Navigate to location by entering map co-ordinates (Outdoors)


- Use the map page to mark location and GoTo (Outdoors)


- Navigate Route created on the map page (Outdoors)


- Follow a route from the routes menu


- Understand how Trails work (Outdoors) 


- The importance of Housekeeping when using Trails & Trip data. (Indoor session) 


 


Session 2 - Afternoon 1pm to 4.30pm approx


- An introduction to Xpedition and how it works


- About Free & Premium Xpedition and what you get for your money 


- Understand how to connect your Active 10/12 to a PC and access Xpedition (Indoors)


- GPST exercises to take away show you how to create user data and save GPX file to a PC.


- Learn how to use SatSYNC to send saved GPX to your Active 10/12 (Indoors) 


- Follow route sent to Active 10/12 (Outdoors)


- On-going support & training using GPS Training online resource  (Indoors)


- Final questions (Indoors)