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GPS for USAR Operations


The purpose of this course is to examine how maps are used for land navigation and familiarize the student with the practical application of map reading for accurate navigation. By developing simple map skills using the United States Geological Survey (USGS) topographic maps, the student will understand map basics and appreciate the value of handheld GPS units used for land navigation. Topics covered will include basic functions of GPS, GPS cautions and considerations, basic components of GPS, system setup, waypoints, tracks, compass, and "Find" functions. The course will culminate with practical exercises using the US National Grid and practical map exercises.

For more information, call 1-800-241-2467

Hours   8
Course Cost   $ 0 In-State     $ 0 Out-Of-State     Field Course – Contact host department regarding cost

No Syllabus has been added for this course.

This course has no pre-requisites
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Alabama Fire College and Personnel Standards Commission | 2501 Phoenix Dr - Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405 | Toll Free: 1 (800) 241-2467 - Fax: 205-391-3757