Map, Compass & GPS

Map, Compass & GPS
Wild flowers along Fall Creek on the way to the Green Lakes - Oregon

Friday, August 22, 2014

Pre-Trail Maintenance For Your GPS Receiver

The following post I wrote was just presented at  

  Photo by Davynin
Summer is a great time to head for the trail and practice with a GPS receiver. There are several things hikers can do before leaving home. First, make a short checklist so that nothing is forgotten. Begin by checking the electronic setup of the GPS receiver:
  • Take a look at the batteries
  • The coordinate system setup
  • Electronic mapping
  • Review the waypoint management.
Then, tune-up the receiver to maximize position accuracy by looking at how displays and waypoints are managed. Here are a few recommendations to consider.

To read the rest of the post go here.

To read another post about GPS navigation (Marking a Waypoint) go here.

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