Basic Land Navigation

A one (1) day course that teaches basic map reading skills using a standard USGS 1:24,000 scale map. Topics covered include:

  • Reading and understanding maps’ marginal information
  • The Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) and geographic coordinate systems
  • Setting up the map
  • Plotting and determining coordinates
  • Determining azimuths and distances
  • Converting azimuths
  • Identifying terrain features
  • GPS 101 skills using the Garmin Rino 650 series