Are you interested to learn the art of map reading?Do you wish to explore new trails for hiking, biking, cycling or running?Always wanted to understand about latitudes and longitudes?Want to orient yourself using compass and bearings?Intrigued how GPS based navigation systems work?Want to explore the world using your own smartphone?Wish to learn about contours and topomaps?Interested to create your own trails using Google Maps?Want to learn more about useful mapping and navigation apps?
If the answer is yes to any of the above questions then read on…
Welcome to the 5th year edition of CTC’s Navigation Bootcamp – a 2-months long hands-on program to learn about map reading, navigation and more.
The Bootcamp consists of 8 modules – each module touches upon a major area which will be taught through both theory and hands-on field assignments.No prerequisite knowledge is required to participateParticipation is only possible through small teams (min 2, max 4 members) Teams will need to complete each module assignment to proceed to the next module .Theory and field assignments are location independent – they can be completed anywhere near your own cityEach module will take about 2 hours of learning and half a day (weekday morning, weekend) to complete the associated field assignment.Each module will need to be completed in a 3-4 days deadline in order to proceed to the next level.
Important – while forming your team ensure that all members are committed to spending time on the theory and field assignments. Overall duration will be around 50 hours over 2 months. Many teams / members dropped half-way in previous editions due to lack of commitment.
To successfully complete the assignments each team member needs to have access to:
Laptop with internet accessSmartphone with build-in GPSInstalled “GPS/Compass” and “Mapping” apps
Module 1 – Positioning & Distance, Latitude/LongitudeModule 2 – Map Reading & Trail CreationModule 3 – Navigating the plainsModule 4 – Contours & TopomapsModule 5 – Topotrails & Elevation profilesModule 6 – Compass, Altimeter and BearingsModule 7 – Navigating the hillsModule 8 – Graduation Field Test
CTC is a non-profit and all its events are non-profit. CTC engages in various environmental and social initiatives throughout the year. To enable us to continue these efforts we shall request a nominal fee of 300Rs/participant for this 2 months program to be paid after registration.