GPS Training Days

*Bookings Essential*

Our next Outdoor GPS navigation (approx 6-7 hours duration) courses are on:

bulletnext date(s) to be confirmed

This course is designed for owners of hand held outdoor GPS units. It is not suitable for owners of most in built or street navigator (voice) units.

Course cost is $90pp or $160 per couple, includes GST
Click here for what you need to bring.

The next OziExplorer training course:

bulletIntroductory course (2 x 2hrs) - next date(s) to be confirmed

OziExplorer Course is $90pp, includes GST
Click here for what you need to bring.

Taking enquiries regarding specialised training for on Magellan's Vantage Point, Garmin's MapSource, MemoryMap, Hema Navigator and VMS systems.

Payment by cheque, postal order, or Credit Card, 10 days before course date to secure position, limited numbers, or online at enroll

Exact location will be given upon enrolment.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to email or call on the phone,

GPSOZ training team
02 9999 2313

For GPS Navigation course please bring:

bulletGood walking shoes
bulletGPS, any brand
bulletAny maps that you may want to talk about, topographic, marine charts, touring etc
bulletNote paper, pens, pencil, rubber
bulletLaptop and software (again don't buy one if you don't have one) - must have for the OziExplorer course
bulletLunch, although there are plenty of take away places nearby.
bulletSense of humour.

What's provided:

bulletCourse notes, 1 set per person or couple.
bulletPractical exercises and answers
bulletLocal maps
bulletTea, coffee etc.
bulletCD of sample maps, software other goodies
bulletMap reading guide

Planned Agenda:

First hour:

bulletTheory of GPS (not heavy!)
bulletReview of navigation techniques, grid references, datums, projections
bulletPractical uses, impractical uses
bulletTerms and definitions
bulletFeatures and functions

Second hour:

bulletPractical exercises in nearby parkland. Walking only, no vehicle exercises
bulletRecap/answers of practical exercises, lots of discussion I'm sure!

Lunch Break:

bulletOptional vehicle exercise to buy lunch!

Third hour:

bulletAdvanced uses of GPS
bulletTrip planning
bulletTips and tricks for getting the most out of your GPS

Fourth hour:

bulletMore practical exercises

Last hour:

bulletReview of practical exercises and more discussion!
bulletDemo of the latest software available
bulletInstallation ideas
bulletAnything else you want to talk about.

We always  plan to have a fun and relaxed day and to impart some practical knowledge we have learned along the way.

For OziExplorer course please bring:

bulletLicensed copy of OziExplorer
bulletAny CD based maps that you may want to use with OziExplorer, topographic, marine charts, touring etc
bulletNote paper, pens, pencil, rubber


Typical feedback we have received:

Just a quick note to say thanks to all concerned for an excellent introductory course to GPS.  I put most of it to use the following day in walking around West Head.  Its amazing how much easier these things are when you are shown and don't have to try and work it out from the manual...but, even that is clearer now!
Best Regards,
Peter Knowles.

Dear Kirsten & Brian,

I would like to pass on my appreciation to ALL the GPS OZ Team for the excellent GPS Training facilitated last Saturday.
What I learned about GPS principles & use, setting waypoints, routes etc., as well as map reading conventions exceeded my expectations for a one day session. I know there is much more to learn, but this tool is of much greater use to me now.
Well done, thanks folks.
Kind Regards  
Philip  Parks .


Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed being in your classroom last Saturday.
For years I have wanted to understand how to read maps, and also how to use my GPS effectively since I purchased it from you in 2004.
I get so excited when I am learning, because it all makes sense when learning experientially instead of "Doh!" syndrome.
I was so impressed with the Ozzi Explorer CD. I got lost in Morten State Forest for 4 hours one Sunday afternoon in 2000. It was the Braidwood Road (near Nerriga) part of the forest, and I was looking at the relentless undulating hills on Brian's screen and consider myself very fortunate to have found my way out.
I will be getting in touch with you in September to update my Garmin maps, and have added OziExplorer to my wish list!
My heartfelt thanks to both Brian and Neil, I had such a great day and am appreciative of the professionalism you all bring to your business.