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Introduction to GPS. Using the Garmin eTrex Legend. Distance from Earth ½x Earth’s Circumference 12,000 Miles 2 Orbits in 24 Hours Travel 7,000 Miles/Hour Powered by Solar Energy. GPS Satellites. Satellite Rotation. Signal Transmission. Garmin’s eTrex Legend. Zoom In/Out Buttons.

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introduction to gps

Introduction to GPS

Using the Garmin eTrex Legend

gps satellites
Distance from Earth

½x Earth’s Circumference

12,000 Miles

2 Orbits in 24 Hours

Travel 7,000 Miles/Hour

Powered by Solar Energy

GPS Satellites
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Page Button

Click Stick

On/Off Button

page button
Page Button
  • Press the Page Button several times. You will see the display cycle through the main pages that look like this

Satellite Page

Map Page

Navigation Page

Trip Computer

Main Menu

At any time you can press the Page Button and return to one of the Main Pages

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AMBERLY

WAYPOINTS

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NORTH

WEST

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Main Page Menu Button

Options Menu Button

Title Bar

satellite page
Satellite Page
  • The bottom of the Satellite Page also shows your GPS location and elevation (After you have 4 bars)
  • -The N or S line shows Latitude
  • -The E or W line shows Longitude
setup features
Time

Time Zones

Time Format

Units

Position Format (Coordinate System)

Misc. Unit Formatting

Display

Contrast & Backlighting

System

WAAS Enabling

Language

Memory Usage

Setup Features
area calculation
Main Menu

Accessories

Area Calculation

Select “Start” and Walk Area Perimeter

Select “Stop” After Walking Area Perimeter

Resetting Area Calculation

Options Menu Button

Reset

Use Click Stick to Change Area Calculation Measures

Acres

Feet

Miles

Etc.

Area Calculation
marking a location
Main Menu

Mark Icon

Change Symbol

Select with Click Stick

Find Desired Symbol

Name Location

Select with Click Stick

Use Drop-Down Alphabet Menu

Click OK

Change Location

Select with Click Stick

Use Drop-Down Number Menu

Click OK

Select Desired Option

OK – Save

GoTo – Navigate

Map – Maps Location

Marking a Location
finding a waypoint
Main Menu

Find

Waypoints

OR

Find Button

Waypoints

Finding a Waypoint
gps uses
GPS Uses

Wildlife Mapping

Environmental Education

Earth Science

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GPS Uses

Tree & Plant Identification

Science & Technology

ATV Safety

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GPS Uses

High Adventure

Fishing & Canoeing

Science & Technology

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GPS Uses

Trip Planning

Recreation

Search & Rescue

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GPS Uses

Agriculture

Shooting Sports & Education

Citizenship & Community Service

and many more!!!

geocaching
Scavenger Hunt

Zip Code

Adventure

Educational

Recreation

Families and Friends

Exciting and Fun!

GeoCaching

www.geocaching.com