Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Using a Hand-held GPS Unit - Advanced
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Students will learn how to load maps and waypoints, create tracks and routes and trip planning using your GPS; performing area calculations using tracks; projecting waypoints; interfacing Google Earth with a GPS unit; using the electronic compass and altimeter. A basic knowledge of the GPS is necessary prior to taking this course.

This class is for all GPS users wanting to integrate interactive mapping software to improve their trip planning. GPS receivers will be available for participants' use or bring your own unit. This class will NOT cover the basics of GPS use. Students are expected to be familiar with basic operations, including plotting and finding waypoints and an understanding of the use of latitude and longitude numbers.

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Admission: $25 if paid by 11/15/14; $30 after
Parking fee: $5
Event Phone: 706-878-3087

Smithgall Woods State Park
61 Tsalaki Trail
Helen, GA 30545


GPS Coordinates:
N 34.691950 | W -083.767150

Located on Ga. Hwy. 75 Alt, 3 miles west of Helen.

Smithgall Woods State Park
61 Tsalaki Trail
Helen, GA 30545 View Details

Smithgall Woods State Park

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