Using Your Trail GPSr

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Using Your Trail GPSr

  1. 1. Using Your Trail GPS Hiking, Geocaching & Mapping
  2. 2. John Robb Bio <ul><li>Early Adopter </li></ul><ul><li>Using GPS since 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Webmaster OGA </li></ul><ul><li>Partner in Online Geocaching Store – cacheatnight.com </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Consultant by Day </li></ul>
  3. 3. Topics For Today <ul><li>Set up tips </li></ul><ul><li>Power saving tips </li></ul><ul><li>Screen review Garmin GPSMAP 62s </li></ul><ul><li>Use of third party trail maps </li></ul><ul><li>Track Logs </li></ul><ul><li>Use of third party aerial imagery </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion on best practices for geocaching </li></ul><ul><li>How to use and program CHIRP accessories </li></ul>
  4. 4. Start Up Screen <ul><li>John Robb </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>519 221 8590 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Screen Protector
  6. 6. Calibrate Compass <ul><li>When Readings Erratic </li></ul><ul><li>After a plane flight </li></ul><ul><li>When you change batteries </li></ul>
  7. 7. Power Tips <ul><li>Set Screen Timeout </li></ul><ul><li>Use Batter Saver </li></ul><ul><li>Dim Screen </li></ul><ul><li>Use External Cable (set in spanner mode) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Screen Order <ul><li>Main Menu </li></ul><ul><li>Setup </li></ul><ul><li>Page Sequence </li></ul>
  9. 9. Track Setup <ul><li>Check your interval </li></ul><ul><li>Show on Map </li></ul>
  10. 10. Track ↑↓ <ul><li>Track UP </li></ul><ul><li>North UP </li></ul>
  11. 11. Chose Maps <ul><li>More than one map </li></ul><ul><li>Free Maps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OpenStreetMap </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ibycus.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Also Free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ontario Trail Maps </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Measurements <ul><li>I use Metric </li></ul><ul><li>Can switch anytime </li></ul>
  13. 13. Position Format <ul><li>Online resources Degree, Decimal Minutes </li></ul>
  14. 14. Compass <ul><li>True </li></ul><ul><li>Magnetic </li></ul>
  15. 15. Routing <ul><li>Changes by profile </li></ul><ul><li>Use avoid options in automotive mode </li></ul>
  16. 16. Profiles <ul><li>Standard </li></ul><ul><li>Custom </li></ul>
  17. 17. Mark Waypoints <ul><li>Use Frequently </li></ul><ul><li>Use waypoint manager to edit </li></ul>
  18. 18. Mark Waypoint <ul><li>Change Name </li></ul><ul><li>Edit Location </li></ul><ul><li>Optionally Change </li></ul><ul><li>Icon </li></ul><ul><li>Notes </li></ul>
  19. 19. Find Options <ul><li>Waypoints </li></ul><ul><li>Geocaches </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinates </li></ul><ul><li>Others </li></ul><ul><li>Addresses, cities, amenities, etc </li></ul>
  20. 20. Waypoint Manager <ul><li>Edits after creation </li></ul><ul><li>Additional Options </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Average Location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project waypoint </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Map View <ul><li>Common View </li></ul><ul><li>Measure Distance </li></ul>
  22. 22. Compass <ul><li>Remember to reset </li></ul><ul><li>Change Fields to suit </li></ul><ul><li>Sight ‘N Go </li></ul><ul><li>Can also use Trip Computer </li></ul>
  23. 23. Track Logs <ul><li>Make sure it’s on </li></ul><ul><li>Upload online for tracking </li></ul><ul><li>Using Mapsource for editing </li></ul>
  24. 24. 3 rd Party Images <ul><li>Custom Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Scan, Download </li></ul>Garmin Tutorial on Third Party Imagery
  25. 25. Geocaching <ul><li>High-tech treasure hunt using GPS receivers to find hidden containers. </li></ul><ul><li>Biggest Area of Growth for GPSr Manufacturers </li></ul>
  26. 26. Geocaching <ul><li>Paperless caching </li></ul><ul><li>Quick saving of waypoints </li></ul>
  27. 27. chirp <ul><li>Garmin Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Proximity based </li></ul><ul><li>Special waypoint </li></ul><ul><li>Colorado, Oregon, GPSMAP 62/76 </li></ul>
  28. 28. Thank You! <ul><li>Presented by John Robb </li></ul><ul><li>On behalf of the City of Cambridge </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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