Geocaching: Hike and Seek with Your GPS

Geocaching: Hike and Seek with Your GPS

by Erik Sherman, Erik B. Sherman
     
 

Technology can be more than just practical—it can also be fun. And fun is exactly what youll have when you try geocaching. It's a high-tech treasure-seeking game that uses the Global Positioning System (GPS).

Because geocaching combines the outdoors, puzzles, and adventure, everyone—from kids to kayakers, and retirees to rock climbers—can

Overview

Technology can be more than just practical—it can also be fun. And fun is exactly what youll have when you try geocaching. It's a high-tech treasure-seeking game that uses the Global Positioning System (GPS).

Because geocaching combines the outdoors, puzzles, and adventure, everyone—from kids to kayakers, and retirees to rock climbers—can easily become involved. You'll join a rapidly expanding worldwide network of people who hide containers of “prizes” in the wilderness, suburbs, and even in the middle of cities, then provide clues for others to discover them.

Borrowing from the classic pursuits of orienteering and letterboxing, geocaching can be as easy as a walk in the park or as challenging as scuba diving to a hundred feet. You don't need to be an expert in electronics, navigation, or even hiking to start. With this book, youll soon understand GPS technology, know how to find your way about, and be able to prepare for your next hike-and-seek adventure!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590591222
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
04/06/2004
Series:
Technology in Action Series
Edition description:
2004
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
801,413
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.35(d)

Meet the Author

Erik Sherman is a widely-published journalist and author. He is the author of three books, and his work has appeared in Newsweek, Continental, Technology Review, US News, Men's Journal, CIO Insight, ComputerWorld, the New York Times Syndicate, and many other places. Before his writing career took precedence, Erik was a business and marketing consultant to companies ranging in size from start-up to Fortune 500. Prior to that, Erik was head of product marketing at a direct marketer of hardware and software for technical professionals. Erik is an avid outdoor enthusiast, a certified scuba diver, and counts himself lucky to live near woods and a conservation area.

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