Walking Since 1939

Where the **** are we? A Ramble in the World of Maps and Navigation. – Guest speaker – Virtual Clubnight 1 September, 2020


  • Do you get lost walking around your suburb?
  • Ever wondered how our leaders know how to find their way through the bush?
  • Want to improve your navigation skills?
  • Need a new app on your smart phone to discover?


After a brief look at the historical events that shaped the maps we have today, our guest speaker Andrew Robinson will look at todays maps and navigation, including how GPS works and the use of Smartphones as navigation aids.


Andrew has worked in medical research and secondary education. He is also a self- confessed ‘map addict’: he started collecting maps at the age of 13, and has taught map reading and navigation in many contexts, including to the Army Reserve, Outdoor Education students and Bushwalking clubs. With the advent of electronic mapping, he took up Geocaching, and frequently adapts maps for GPS and Smartphone use.


In 2015, Andrew set up the Koonung Bushwalking Club Map Library, which stores map collections electronically and is available for use by walk leaders and members.  Recently, he has been conducting Smartphone Navigation training for bushwalking clubs and Bushwalking Victoria.


Andrew will speak on Maps and Navigation – from ancient rock carvings to today’s GPS and Smartphone era.




Anyone is welcome to attend, however as this is a virtual club night, please register so we can send you the zoom meeting invite. The Leader will confirm your participation  via email.


Disclaimer – Please Note:

When using Zoom it is important to remember that like many online platforms there are some privacy and confidentiality concerns. Due to some concerns specifically with Zoom we will not be using Zoom for any discussions that include identifying and sensitive information. It is a user friendly platform for our more non-sensitive catch ups and communication.


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Activity Date(s)


September 1, 2020 7:00 pm


October 1, 2020 9:00 pm






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