GaiaGPS – introduction to hike planning and recording.

GaiaGPS – introduction to hike planning and recording.

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Date(s) - 23/Jul/2020
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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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. 

To socialize before 7:30 we encourage you to turn on your microphone and camera; turn them both off at 7:30.  In the  Q&A after the talk, please type in your questions using the “chat” sidebar.


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