* This is the "user manual" that didn't come with any of the 30 million GPS receivers currently in use, showing readers how to modify, tweak, and hack their GPS to take it to new levels!
• Crazy-cool modifications include exploiting secret keycodes, revealing hidden features, building power cords and cables, hacking the battery and antenna, protecting a GPS from impact and falls, making a screen protector, and solar-powering a GPS
• Potential power users will take the function and performance of their GPS to a whole new level by hacking into the firmware and hacking into a PC connection with a GPS
• Fear not! Any potentially dangerous mod (to the device) is clearly labeled, with precautions listed that should be taken
• Game time! Readers can check out GPS games, check into hacking geocaching, and even use a GPS as a metal detector
About the Author
Kathie Kingsley-Hughes has authored several technical/programming books and contributes regularly to a variety of forums on GPS and other high-tech outdoor devices. A zealous hiker, backpacker, and geocacher, she is rarely seen without her GPS (and usually a digital camera, spare batteries, sleeping bag, and similar survival gear!)
Table of Contents
Part I: Hardware Hacks.
Chapter 1: GPS Secrets.
Chapter 2: Building GPS Data Cables and Power Cords.
Chapter 3: Power Hacks.
Chapter 4: Antenna Hacks.
Chapter 5: Protecting Your GPS.
Part II: Software Hacks.
Chapter 6: Hacking the Firmware.
Chapter 7: Making Connections.
Part III: Data Hacking.
Chapter 8: GPS Data.
Chapter 9: Examining the Data.
Chapter 10: More Data Tricks.
Part IV: Playtime.
Chapter 11: Hacking Geocaching.
Chapter 12: GPS Games.
Appendix A: GPS Primer.
Appendix B:Websites/Internet Resources.