Welcome to Electronic Navigation 2021
A navigator can rely on electronics to safely reach their destination if
they know the equipment and how to use it.
The electronic navigation industry, including
regulations, the Canadian Hydrographic Services (CHS) delivery of data and
services, equipment and programs is changing. This course is titled Electronic
Navigation 2021 because all information is current as of the course publication
date. The course will be reviewed and updated on an ongoing basis, as new
information becomes available.
Boaters also need to
maintain current knowledge of changes in the industry on a regular basis after
competing this course.
CPS- ECP does not recommend any one company’s
equipment or programs. There has been an effort made to use different
companies’ equipment and programs as examples throughout this course.
Previous online self-study course offerings have
shown adult learners prefer a condensed format, with review questions, and
activities to learn from a hands-on approach. This course has been designed to
provide that. All notes, power point, and activities are displayed in PDF
format for ease of access for all students.
Section 1: How GPS works –
Satellites & Limits of Accuracy
Section 2: Types of GPS & Additional Equipment
Section 3: Charts
Section 4: GPS Functions & Set Up
Section 5: Setting Waypoints and Routes
Section 6: At the Dock & Editing Routes
Please note: This
course uses the metric system. Brackets are used if statute equivalents in feet
or statute miles are shown. The conversion to feet will be rounded off. For
example, 1.852 m (6 ft) rather than 1.852 m (6.0761154 feet).
The term miles is used
to refer to nautical miles throughout the course.
Key features of this course:
You have access to the following:
· Section Notes
· Section Power Point
highlighting key factors in the Section Notes
· Hands-on activities in
Sections 3 - 6
· Supplementary Videos
· Review Questions for
Please do not hesitate to contact your Course Contact with any
questions you have!