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Basic Map Reading & Navigation Skills Course

Sunday, April 28, 2019, 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM
Lochiel Kiwanis Community Centre
Lochiel Kiwanis Centre
180 College Avenue N.
Sarnia, ON  N7T 7X2

Tony Arnold
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Event Description

Basic Map Reading


Navigation Skills Course

Maximum 12 participants, on a first come basis.

Come and learn how to read topographical maps.

Explore contour lines.

Unlock the mysteries of Latitude and Longitude.

Become familiar with the Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) Grid Coordinate System.

Learn how to use map distance scales.

Measure linear/non-linear distances on a map.

Greatly improve your Navigational Skills.

Become confident in how to use a Compass.

True North vs. Magnetic North.

What is Declination?

How to take a Compass Bearing.

Have fun plotting the route for a wilderness canoe trip.

More Info on Course

Registration cut-off date
26th April 2019
Registrations will not be accepted after this date.

Meeting Place

Lochiel Kiwanis Community Center,

180 College Avenue N, Sarnia.
(Enter via East side door)

Event Start Time

3:00pm sharp
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to meeting time for check-in and other information.


$14.00 for course materials (pay instructor on day of course)

Required Items to Bring

Participants will need to bring their own compass.
I have 3 for sale at $10.00 each.
All other materials will be provided.

Recommended to Bring

An open mind