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Adding Navigation and GPS Apps to Map and Compass for Backcountry Navigation

The Appalachian Mountain Club has invited me to give a 90 minute talk and workshop on Adding Navigation and GPS Apps to Map and Compass for Backcountry Navigation at their Annual Summit Meeting on January 28, 2017 (9:30-10:55 AM) at the Four Points Sheraton in Norwood, MA (just outside Boston.) My workshop is one of 20 presentations and interactive workshops on skills, conservation and leadership that will be given at the conference, many by Appalachian Mountain Club volunteers like myself.

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If you’re a map and compass curmudgeon, my workshop will give you a crash course in the use of Internet, GPS, and Smartphone Apps for use on-trail or off. I’ll discuss the digital mapping revolution and personal map publishing, in addition to demonstrating a variety of navigation and smartphone apps including Caltopo, Gaia, and NE Hiker.

Click here to register or see the conference full agenda.

5 comments

  1. Will this be streamed or available later for us curmudgeons who put an out of date declination in the wrong way, got lost following an old map and missed the entire workshop?

    • No, unfortunately not. But I will and have been writing about the topics I’ll be covering and may publish the deck on slideshare when it’s done.

      That said, I will be developing a more hands on class around the material and probably start teaching it next year. Mostly in NH, but I’d be willing to take it on the road if there’s interest.

  2. Hi Phillip
    I’m looking for a trail guide for The Long Trail. The hard copy GMC guide that I bought didn’t have much info on water sources, shelters ect. I couldn’t find an app for I phone on Guthook’s web site either. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks

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