Date(s) - 23/Jul/2020
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
GaiaGPS – introduction to hike planning and recording.
This was originally scheduled for July 9.
Denis Laplante has for years been using a combination of the GPS/mapping app on his smartphone and the route planning function on website GaiaGPS.com . First he will explain the basics of GPS satellites, and how maps get into your app. Second he will walk through planning a hike using the GaiaGPS.com website to predict distance and elevation change statistics. Third he will demonstrate how to record a track on the smartphone. If time permits he might demonstrate downloading a track, then uploading it to Google Earth for a flight simulator fly-over.
GaiaGPS is available for free, including planning on the website, though most of the maps require a paid subscription. There are many other GPS/mapping apps, but I am not familiar with them.
This presentation will be aired via Zoom videoconferencing. See https://naturevancouver.ca/zoom-videoconference-instructions/ . On Monday July 6, Nature Vancouver members will receive the Zoom link in the weekly eNews. To join, click on that link after 7pm. The talk will begin as usual at 7:30.
Non-members are welcome and should Email denis@NatureVancouver.ca well in advance to register for the link.
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