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Q.1
You are setting up your GPS unit to be compatible with your topographic map. You must:
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Q.2
You are planning a canoeing trip and are pleased to note that the UTM coordinates of major obstacles like rapids and falls are indicated on your trip guide. What is “UTM”?
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Q.3
When setting up your GPS unit, you must go to the setup menu and:
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Q.4
The elevation reading on your GPS device is 1,633 feet. But contour lines on your topo map read 1,550 feet. Which is more accurate?
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Q.5
Your GPS unit can determine your position even though there are heavy clouds overhead. But the position doesn’t match up with where you know you’re located. What could be wrong?
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Q.6
One of your Scouts is injured while hiking. You call 911 on your satellite phone and request a medical evacuation. You should give the operator:
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Q.7
You change the batteries in your GPS navigator and observe that its electronic compass is no longer accurate. What’s wrong?
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Q.8
You must arrange a medical evacuation, but your camp cannot be seen from the air. You have a GPS device and satellite phone. To make your coordinates as accurate as possible, you should:
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Q.9
You want to email the UTM coordinates of a waypoint to a friend. Which one of these should you send?
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Q.10
The batteries in your GPS unit are low. What can you do to conserve power?
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Q.11
Your topographic map was last updated in 1963. Which of these would make a poor GPS waypoint?
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Q.12
You want to program in the location of a portage in the Boundary Waters. The base map in your GPS shows little detail; your paper map is detailed but it doesn’t have coordinates (UTM or latitude/longitude) printed on its face. How can you accurately plot the location of the portage?
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Q.13
Programming GPS waypoints can be tricky. One wrong digit and you could be thousands of meters off! How can you check the accuracy of your plotted coordinates?
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Q.14
When reading map coordinates, you should always read:
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Q.15
Accuracy of the typical civilian GPS is about:
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Q.16
Some GPS receivers are equipped with WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System). Which of these are true?
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