GPS for Dummies
ISBN: 0470156236
EAN13: 9780470156230
Language: English
Pages: 412
Dimensions: 1.1" H x 9.1" L x 7.3" W
Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

You are here. Read on to see how to use GPS to get where you're going!

Got a GPS unit? Planning to buy one? Here's how to get all the benefits from that handy device. Most GPS receivers do much more than their owners realize. This book covers the basics (waypoints, tracks, coordinate systems) but also tells you all about using digital maps and Web-hosted mapping services, so you can venture forth with confidence.

  • Get the latest -- up-to-date information on the capabilities of popular handheld and automotive Global Positioning Systems

  • Make sense of maps -- learn more about how to read a map and how to get more from the free maps available online

  • A little technology -- discover a bit about GPS technology and understand its capabilities and limitations

  • What to look for -- when choosing the right GPS receiver for you

  • Compute this -- find out about digital mapping software and how to interface your GPS receiver with your computer

  • Where am I? -- understand what can affect your GPS reading and how accurate it will be

  • Get me there -- find your way around with Street Atlas USA(R), TopoFusion, Google Earth, and other tools

  • On and off-road -- explore topographical maps, aerial imagery, and the sport of geocaching

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