October 12, 2006

Global Positioning System

The Global Positioning System is a network of satellites which broadcast their position, allowing mobile receivers on the ground to calculate an exact location on the earth. These receivers are very useful for travellers, hikers, surveyers, hunters, boaters, and others. Retail GPS receivers have become relatively inexpensive.

Anne Delong, a club member, will demonstrate the features of the Garmin eTrex Legend "personal navigator", and show how it can be interfaced with road, topographical and marine mapping software to aid in trip planning.

Using a slide show and some web sites she will give an overview of some of the other GPS products on the market and explain a new pastime called "Geocaching" which makes use of GPS units and dedicated web sites.

The Club's General Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at Faith United Church, 1778 Nash Road in Courtice, 7:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Durham PC Users' Club Contacts:
John Sylvestervich - Program Director 905-723-6797
Bruce Jones - President, 905-728-2554
Position available - Vice President 905-728-2554
Bob Bell - Publicity Director 905-571-6748