This course is designed to provide GPS users with advanced skills suitable for outdoor recreation trip planning and industry applications for field projects. Students will explore advanced features of handheld GPS use and discover new methods of using GPS data including, overlays on Google Earth, integration into internet mapping applications, and other ways to utilize the data collected. Students should be familiar with use of GPS and be able to mark and navigate to waypoints and operate various functions on the GPS unit. Techniques that will be covered include collecting field GPS data such as waypoints, routes and tracks, and GPS photo tagging. Additional time inside will be used to explore various online mapping tools and plotting field data into different internet mapping applications.
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