In this practical guide to navigating with a GPS, navigation expert Pete Hawkins explains how to get the best from your GPS. He breaks down the jargon into understandable English and takes you through GPS navigation in a clear and structured way. He also recognises that strong traditional navigational skills are the basis for effective GPS navigation, and gives a potted summary of how to navigate with a map and compass. He also takes a look at digital mapping and how that can benefit the outdoor user and how GPSs and mapping software can be used positively together.
About the Author
Pete trained as a geography teacher and taught for a year before escaping to the Peak District National Park's Environmental Centre for an outside job. He took over map and compass training by default and over the years has taught many beginners how to read a map and compass. He has written for outdoor magazines, worked for the BBC as a local radio reporter and leads walking holidays around the world for his company, Peakland Walking Holidays.