Outdoor Navigation

Outdoor Navigation - NRT123
Students will gain skills in orienteering and navigating in forested areas using a magnetic hand compass, topographic maps (OBM, NTS), OMNR standard aerial photographs and global positioning systems (GPS). Students will use a navigational protractor, metric scale, and digital planimeter in the planning and presentation of field exercises. Pacing and distance measurement devices (50 m rope, 30 m tape, Hip-Chain) will be used to measure distances in a team environment. Calculations of distance, area and pacing factors will be covered.