GPS for Dummies

ISBN-10: 0470156236

ISBN-13: 9780470156230

Edition: 2nd 2008

Authors: Joel McNamara

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GPS For Dummies 2e provides general and practical information about GPS technologies, units, uses and digital mapping. The book is divided into five section: - Section I - All About Digital Maps and GPS - General cartography concepts and principles are presented including digital maps and mapping. - Section II - All About GPS, learning your way around a GPS, geocaching, turning your cell phone and PDA into a GPS receiver - Section III provides information on hardware requirements for mapping, connecting a GPS to a PC, and a number of software packages for creating topographic, aerial photograph, and three dimensional maps. - Section IV discusses free Web-hosted map services - Section V is the classic Dummies series "Part of Tens," with manufacturer-specific GPS projects, listings of applicable Web sites, tips for printing maps, geocache websites, and information on PDAs and digital mapping. -Appendices will include a guide to the various GPS and map manufacturers and the difference between the receivers.. The book will provide essential information and resources so the reader can quickly understand how to use a GPS receiver as well as how to use and make digital maps with your GPS. The purpose isn't to get bogged down in comprehensive details and minutia as seen in some competitive titles. Instead the goal is to distill the content down to what's required to make decisions and quickly get up and running with a product or service, while offering external references to more detailed information. The book also is designed to focus on low-cost software.
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Book details

List price: $26.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/13/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 412
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Joel McNamara is a technology consultant, author, adventure racer, and veteran geocacher. He's experienced in search-and-rescue and disaster response operations.

All About Digital Maps
Getting Started with Digital Maps
Dissecting Maps
All About GPS
GPS Fundamentals
Grasping Important GPS Concepts
Selecting and Getting Started with a Handheld GPS Receiver
Automotive GPS Receivers
Cellphones, PDAs, and Other GPS Devices
Digital Mapping on Your Computer
Digital Mapping Hardware Considerations
Interfacing a GPS Receiver to a Computer
Using GPS Manufacturer Software
Finding Places and Coordinates
On the Road with DeLorme Street Atlas USA
On the Ground with TopoFusion
From the Sky with Google Earth
Creating and Using Digital Maps with OziExplorer
Using Web-Hosted Mapping Services
Saving and Editing Web Maps
Navigating Web Road Maps
Exploring Web Topographic Maps
The Part of Tens.
Ten Great GPS and Map Web Sites
Ten Map Printing Tips
Ten GPS Resources for Boaters
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