GNSS & Map Reading Course – Institute of Topographical Sciences

GNSS & Map Reading Course

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Certification Programme Start End Duration
Certificate 5 Jan 2020 23 Jan 2020 3 weeks Register

ENQUIRIES

7 Jun 2020 25 Jun 2020
20 Sep 2020 8 Oct 2020

This course is intended to demonstrate the techniques of map reading and use of hand held GPS in navigation and mapping. This is a 3-week course and covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to Maps: Scale, Physical & Natural Features, Symbols and Map Marginalia

  • Spheroid & Datum

  • Coordinate System: Latitude & Longitude, Easting & Northing

  • Bearing & Distances, Magnetic Bearing and Use of Compass

  • Contours & Spot Heights

  • GPS Functions & Configuration Settings, Navigation

  • Map Applications

Entry Requirement:

  • A good practical experience of using maps.

  • A good level of English.