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Workshop: Using Your Smartphone for Navigation

Sunday, 16 May 2021 from 09:00 - 15:00


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Want to learn how to use your smartphone for navigation, anywhere, anytime? 

Bushwalking Victoria is conducting a workshop on how to use your smartphone for navigation on Sunday, 16 May (GPS owners could use this course to practise their skills with their device).

In this workshop, we will look at how GPS satellite navigation works – the theory, practicalities, advantages and limitations. 

We will discuss a variety of smartphone mapping/navigation apps, including Avenza, maps.me and Terra Map.

  • Location: Outdoor Activity Hub Meeting Room.
    Address: Westerfolds Park, Fitzsimmons Lane, Templestowe. (Melways 33 G1)

  • What to bring: BYO lunch and snacks, smartphone (or GPS device), ruler, pencil, pens, wet weather gear, water bottle, cup/mug, mask.

  • Detailed course notes, activity sheets, and a map will be supplied.

IMPORTANT: After registration, participants will be sent detailed instructions on phone setup.  Preparation and pre-reading must be completed before the workshop. Participants must already be familiar with basic map/compass navigation and be conversant with their own electronic device e,g. be able to update software and install new apps.

Please note that numbers are limited to 15 participants

We will practise social distancing as much as possible; all participants will be required to bring a mask and wear it when requested.

Trainers reserve the right to cancel the courses if the Covid situation deteriorates.

Registration closes on 1 May 2021. Registrants 16 and above will be placed on a waiting list in the event one of the 15 registered participants cancel prior to the workshop date. 

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