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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Basic Map, Compass & GPS Skills

with Bryan Courtois


Learn the basics of using a map, compass and handheld GPS. In this beginners course, focus on finding magnetic bearings on a map and following the bearing in the field. Bring your compass and GPS if you have one. Sample maps will be provided. Section on GPS will focus on various settings and position formats commonly used with a handheld GPS, creating waypoints multiple ways and effectively being able to communicate your position in an emergency.

Bryan Courtois, President of Pine Tree Search and Rescue (PTSAR), MASAR Search Team Leader, Education Director for MASAR, Wilderness First Responder and Registered ME Guide has been involved with SAR for over 20 years.

  • Jan 22nd, 2020
    Wed for 1 week from 6:00 - 8:00 pm


207 934 7922

40 East Emerson Cummings Blvd
Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064 Get directions

Room: 111B

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