University of Maryland Extension

Forestry Friday: Learning How to Use a Handheld GPS

Garmin handheld GPS unit
Event Series: 
Friday, Jun. 10, 2016 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Western Maryland Research & Education Center
University of Maryland Extension
18330 Keedysville Rd
Keedysville, MD 21756
United States
Event Type: 
Jonathan Kays

Join us for our next Forestry Friday program! "Learning How to Use a Handheld GPS" will be held June 10 at the Western Maryland Research & Education Center in Keedysville (near Hagerstown) from 1-4:30 p.m. Registration is limited ($10.00 per person); no lunch provided. 

Many people have purchased handheld GPS units but they really don't know how to use them. This workshop will be a hands-on outdoors event. The workshop begins with an overview of handheld GPS units. Using the handheld GPS units will be provided, participants will learn how to record waypoints, tracks, and how to GoTo locations created. There will also be a demonstration of downloading points to a computer along with other skills. You are welcome to bring your own GPS, but due to differences in the units we will ask that you use our units for the exercise. What you learn can be applied to your own units. 

For more information on using handheld GPS, go to "Introduction to GPS" on our website at

To register with a credit card, go to

$10.00 per person
Jonathan Kays
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301-432-2767 ext. 323
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