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GPS Made Easy: Using Global Positioning Systems in the Outdoors / Edition 5
     

GPS Made Easy: Using Global Positioning Systems in the Outdoors / Edition 5

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by Lawrence Letham
 

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ISBN-10: 1594851034

ISBN-13: 9781594851032

Pub. Date: 05/28/2008

Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The

"A one-stop source of information" - Arizona Republic

"Buying and reading this book won't guarantee you'll never get lost again, but it's a good start." - Los Angeles Daily News

* For everyone who is frustrated with the complexity of their new GPS unit

* New information on integrating GPS data with TOPO software

* Learn to navigate even in terrible weather

Overview

"A one-stop source of information" - Arizona Republic

"Buying and reading this book won't guarantee you'll never get lost again, but it's a good start." - Los Angeles Daily News

* For everyone who is frustrated with the complexity of their new GPS unit

* New information on integrating GPS data with TOPO software

* Learn to navigate even in terrible weather conditions

GPS units offer great promise ... if you can figure out how to use them. Most people experience a pack's full of frustration in trying to learn these complicated devices. GPS Made Easy, 5th Edition is the instruction manual that was missing with your device. In addition to the basics, it includes navigation in difficult weather (such as a whiteout), integrating hand-held GPS tools and data with computer programs (such as TOPO maps), and an explanation of systems being used in other countries.

GPS Made Easy, 5th Edition is written so anyone can learn to use this technology, with lots of easy-to-follow examples.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594851032
Publisher:
Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date:
05/28/2008
Series:
Mountain Books Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
187
Sales rank:
702,783
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Table of Contents


Introduction to the Global Positioning System (GPS)     5
Accuracy of the Global Positioning System     12
About GPS Receivers     23
Common Functions of GPS Receivers     39
Using UTM Coordinates on a Hiking Trip     70
More UTM, and Navigating in a Whiteout     86
Latitude/Longitude, and a Kayak Trip     98
More Latitude/Longitude, and a Sailboat Rally     118
GPS Receivers and Personal Computers     129
Using a Computer and Topographical Maps     141
GPS on the Road     159
PDAs, Pocket PCs, Laptops and More     166
Other Grids     170
Glossary     176
Other Books     182
Index     183

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