Richly illustrated and information-packed tools for anyone whose play or work takes them to remote areas. Basic Illustrated Using GPS, 3rd is a guide to practical field use of the Global Positioning System, written in simple language, with each new term explained as it's used. This book is a wealth of useful backcountry navigation advice for beginners and experts alike. It also includes information on using GPS with the latest mapping software.Disocver how to: • Pick the best GPS receiver for your specific needs • Read and pregrid topographic maps • Identify waypoints with various coordinate systems • Use GPS to navigate on land and water • Create your own maps with GPS software
About the Author
Bruce Grubbs is an avid camper, backpacker, hiker, mountain biker, and cross-country skier who has been exploring the American desert for over thirty years. A professional outdoor writer and photographer, he has written nearly a dozen previous FalconGuides, including Basic Essentials Using GPS. He lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Table of Contents
1) What is GPS? 2) Navigation Tools 3) Navigation Skills 4) Finding Waypoints 5) Field Technique 6) Trail Hiking 7) Cross Country Hiking 8) Hiking the Cabin Loop 9) Exploring a Desert Mountain Range 10) Mapping a Mountain Bike Trail 11) Relocating your Favorite Fishing Spot 12) Advanced GPS 13) The Future of GPS; Appendix