GPS Made Easy: Using Global Positioning Systems in the Outdoorsby Lawrence Letham
This latest, revised edition of GPS Made Easy reflects the increased accuracy provided by WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS and NDGPS coverage. It also addresses the use of GPS with the newest available technology, such as downloadable maps, computers, cell phones, PDAs and Pocket PCs with GPS receivers. You'll find the latest information about the status of national GPS systems and the emergence of GPS and dead-reckoning technology. GPS Made Easy tells you all you need to know about using hand-held GPS receivers for accurate navigation in the outdoors, including: common features of GPS receivers, using a GPS receiver with electronic and paper maps, step-by-step examples of GPS use in hiking, sailing, skiing, kayaking, using a vehicle GPS receiver, practical examples using the UTM and Latitude/Longitude grids, explanation of UPS, OSGB, MGRS and Maidenhead grids.
- Mountaineers Books, The
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- 3RD, REVISED
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- 5.54(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Meet the Author
The author, Lawrence Letham, lives in Arizona and is an avid camper and hiker who has always been fascinated by maps and by the art of navigation. An electrical engineer, who designs integrated circuits, his favourite outdoor tool is his GPS receiver.
Alex Letha, a bioengineer and medical student, mountain bikes, hikes, kayaks and snowboards regularly. Alex lives in Arizona.
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Please review the ABOUT THE BOOK Section titled "FROM THE CRITICS BOOKNEWS" section for the book GPS Made Easy: Using Global Positioning Systems in the Outdoors by Lawrence Letham. Possibly there is an inadvertent mistake in placing some other books criticism in this section. possibly this must be a review of a chemical engineering or industrial chemistry related book misplaced in the GPS/GIS Section.
It is really an easy way to learn about GPS, with a very good step-by-step explanation method. I recommend it for beginners.