For outdoor adventurers who hike, fish, kayak, cross-country ski, or mountain bike in the backcountry, a GPS receiver can help them reach their destination and return safely but only if they know how to use it! Here is the guide to getting the most out of a GPS receiver, from basic consumer advice to advanced techniques. It even includes fun solo and team games that utilize GPS. Starting with essential definitions and moving on to creating waypoints, and using your GPS with a computer, this succinct book teaches the basics of navigation and outdoor GPS use. Advanced techniques are covered, such as creating custom maps, and new technologies are discussed, including using GPS-enabled mobile phones, and how to use GPS with Google Earth and Google Maps. With years of experience as a GPS instructor, Hinch is well-versed in all aspects of navigation and GPS use, and he covers them in a jargon-free, easy-to-follow style.
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Outdoor Navigation with GPS based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Very thorough treatment of modern outdoor navigation techniques using GPS receivers. Great coverage of map alternatives. Includes sections on using compass and other fallback skills for emergencies. Nice introductory chapter on geocaching and detailed section on selecting from current (2011) product lines of GPS receivers (for outdoor use, not car navigation). Highly recommended for anyone who is not already an expert GPS user.