The Map Shop Courses

We have been selling GPS units since the early '90s and have a lot of experience and knowledge regarding their uses and limits. Here at The Map Shop we make those skills available to our customers and the public via several courses introducing the use of GPS and the popular GPS compatible software, OziExplorer.


Practical use of the GPS

GPS Screens

This course has been successfully running for over 20 years and most attendee's are by word of mouth from previous participants.  We assume no knowledge of GPS or map reading skills.

Overview

An introduction to use of GPS equipment in conjunction with map products. The session to run as a single event with an emphasis on practical field work.

Where

To be held above The Map Shop - Office 7, 1st Floor, 2 Peel St, Adelaide.

When

Commencing at 1:15 pm, Saturday, 3rd June 2017. Completion by 5:15 pm.

Cost

$75.00 per attendee to cover cost of handouts and the AUSLIG basic Map Reading Guide included. Payment to be received by Saturday, 1st October 2016.

Bookings

There will be only 8 places available. Initial booking to Anthony Stephens or The Map Shop on 8231-2033 or 8231-1033.

Subject matter

  • Introduction to GPS - uses, history, constellation

  • GPS accuracy criteria - incl differential

  • The problem - getting earth on flat paper

  • Grids and Projections AMG, WGS, MGA

  • Setting up the GPS

  • Locating oneself - GPS to map

  • Waypoints

  • Point to point

  • Routes

  • Advanced - outline only Interface to PC

  • Comparison of popular models of GPS

Practical exercises

  • Setting up the GPS

  • Locate in field

  • Locate on map

  • Programming waypoints

  • Route finding




Introduction to OziExplorer

Overview

An introduction to use of OziExplorer in conjunction with GPS. The session to run as a single event with an emphasis on practical work.

Where

To be held above The Map Shop - Office 7, 1st Floor, 2 Peel St, Adelaide.

When

Commencing at 1:15 pm, Saturday, 1st July 2017. Completion by 5:15 pm.

Requirements

Attendees are expected to bring there own laptop and GPS input device.

Cost

$75.00 per attendee. Payment to be received by 24 Jun 17.

Bookings

There will be only 8 places available. Initial booking to Anthony Stephens or The Map Shop on 8231-1033 or 8231-2033.

Subject matter

  • Introduction to OziExplorer - uses, history

  • Program layout

  • Viewing and storing maps

  • GPS data format

  • Program configuration & GPS connection

  • Moving Map

  • Waypoints

  • Routes and Tracking

  • Printing options

  • What maps are available?

  • Expanding OziExplorer - 3D display & OziEx CE

Practical exercises

  • Setting up a map

  • Creating waypoints

  • Downloading data from your GPS

  • Uploading data to your GPS

  • Route planning

  • Moving Map

Proposed Course Dates in 2017

Practical Use of GPS
June 3rd
August 5th
October 7th
Introduction to OziExplorer
March 11th
May 6th
July 1st

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