GPS For Dummies

Product Details

  • Paperback: 400 pages ;
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Publisher: For Dummies (May 24, 2004)
  • ISBN: 0764569333
  • Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars

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Book Info
Provides a basic understanding of how GPS works and shows how to select and use GPS receivers. Features step-by-step instructions and abundant halftone illustrations. Soft cover.

Product Description:

  • Offers down-to-earth guidance for hikers, cross-country skiers, ATV'ers, and other outdoor enthusiasts who own or are thinking of buying a GPS receiver, as well as people interested in digital map-making
  • GPS (global positioning system) receivers draw on satellite signals to precisely determine a person's geographic position; as prices for these devices have gone down-entry-level models now sell for $100-sales have risen dramatically
  • Provides coverage of the increasingly popular sport of "Geocaching," in which people hunt for a canister hidden at precise geographic coordinates
  • Explains how to turn cell phones and PDA's into GPS receivers and what hardware is required for connecting a GPS receiver to a PC
  • Shows how to use popular, inexpensive software packages to create topographic, aerial photographs, and three-dimensional maps, and discusses free Web-hosted map services
  • The author's diverse background in archeology, outdoor rescue, adventure racing navigation, and dis aster response set him apart from other people writing about this topic
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