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GPS Made Easy: Using Global Positioning Systems in the Outdoors
     

GPS Made Easy: Using Global Positioning Systems in the Outdoors

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by Lawrence Letham
 

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

North American Bear Foundation
"GPS Made Easy by Lawrence Letham was the book most recommended on GPS information, and the book used [most often] by people who guide for a living, [who] teach outdoor survival training, and [those who] run guide training schools."
The Reel News
"That we - the collective outdoorsman we - are confused by our GPS devices is why this explanatory instruction guide just went into its fifth printing. Anything that can make GPS easy will be snapped up, and this is a book that stakes its cover reputation on delivering simplicity and usability."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898868029
Publisher:
Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date:
02/01/1901
Edition description:
3RD, REVISED
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
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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GPS Made Easy: Using Global Positioning Systems in the Outdoors 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is really an easy way to learn about GPS, with a very good step-by-step explanation method. I recommend it for beginners.