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GPS Navigation for Dummies (For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback)) Paperback – 4 Jun 2004

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  • Paperback: 408 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (4 Jun. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764569333
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764569333
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 2 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,605,132 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"at over 350 pages you can be sure to find the answers to most of your questions!" (Boat Mart, July 2007)


"GPS For Dummies" gives new meaning to finding yourself. In fact, with a GPS (global positioning system) receiver, you can determine precisely where you are anywhere on this planet. If you're are planning on buying a GPS receiver or if you have one and want to get your money's worth, this guide tells you what you need to know, including: basic GPS principles and concepts such as waypoints, routes, tracks, and coordinate systems; recommended features for GPS receivers to be used in various types of activities, including hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing, geocaching, hunting, ATVing, mapping, and more; how to do digital mapping on your computer, including software packages you can use to work with aerial photos, topographic maps, and road maps; the main providers of digital map data for the U.S. and their Web sites; and the scoop on geocaching a high tech treasure hunt.Written by Joel McNamara, avid outdoorsman, adventure racer, search and rescue team member, and author of "Secrets of Computer Espionage", "GPS for Dummies" is ideal for both ordinary travelers and exotic explorers.

It covers a world of GPS info such as: choosing features for a GPS receiver, including the screen, an alarm, built in maps, an electric compass, an altimeter, antennas, interface modes, and more; systems for traveling on the main roads and systems for exploring off the beaten path; using GPS with a PDA (personal digital assistant); computer requirements for different mapping choices; topographic map software from Maptech, DeLorme, and National Geographic that's for off road use; using Web hosted mapping services, including street maps, topographic maps, aerial photos, and U.S. government produced maps; and incorporating GPS receivers into outdoor workouts, with tips for specific sports including cycling, golf, rowing, and more.A companion Web site has links to all kinds of free maps and resources. So explore on your computer and then explore for real! With "GPS for Dummies", you'll find yourself having adventures!

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