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.
KeywordsGPS, navigation, wilderness
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