ASTM WK42999

    Work Item: ASTM WK42999 - New Guide for Level I Wilderness GPS Use (GPS-IW) Endorsement

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    Developed by Subcommittee: F32.03 | Committee F32 | Contact Staff Manager



    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide establishes the minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities required to use a GPS receiver to determine position and collect navigational data in the wilderness. 1.1.1 This guide applies to the use of a GPS receiver on land, on and off roads, and on small bodies of water, wherever GPS signals can be received. 1.1.2 This guide does not apply to the use of a GPS receiver for navigation on large bodies of water, at sea, or in the air. 1.1.3 This guide does not apply to the use of a GPS receiver for navigation of a vehicle. 1.1.4 This guide applies to navigation in disaster areas where local positioning aids or references may be lost or damaged. 1.2 A person who meets the requirements in this guide is only prepared to operate a GPS receiver to determine his or her location, and collect position and movement information, in a wilderness environment. 1.3 This guide does not imply that a GPS receiver is a navigational replacement for a map and compass. Use of the latter is strongly recommended as a backup for GPS navigation.


    Keywords

    GPS, navigation, wilderness

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:
    07-31-2013

    Technical Contact:
    Steven Hudson

    Item:
    006

    Ballot:
    F32 (14-01)

    Status:
    Ballot Item Approved as F3071-2014 and Pending Publication