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GPS Made Easy : Using Global Positioning Systems in the Outdoors

ISBN-10: 1594851034
ISBN-13: 9781594851032
Edition: 5th 2008 (Revised)
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Description: Keeping up with the newest technology, GPS Made Easy, 5th Edition, 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  More...

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List price: $16.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 187
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Keeping up with the newest technology, GPS Made Easy, 5th Edition, 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. This best-selling instructional will keep you up to date on how to use the newest GPS equipment. GPS Made Easy is written so anyone can learn to use this technology quickly, with lots of easy-to-follow examples.

Alex Letha, a bioengineer and medical student, mountain bikes, hikes, kayaks and snowboards regularly. Alex lives in Arizona.

Introduction to the Global Positioning System (GPS)p. 5
Accuracy of the Global Positioning Systemp. 12
About GPS Receiversp. 23
Common Functions of GPS Receiversp. 39
Using UTM Coordinates on a Hiking Tripp. 70
More UTM, and Navigating in a Whiteoutp. 86
Latitude/Longitude, and a Kayak Tripp. 98
More Latitude/Longitude, and a Sailboat Rallyp. 118
GPS Receivers and Personal Computersp. 129
Using a Computer and Topographical Mapsp. 141
GPS on the Roadp. 159
PDAs, Pocket PCs, Laptops and Morep. 166
Other Gridsp. 170
Glossaryp. 176
Other Booksp. 182
Indexp. 183
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