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Let's face it you got this new GPS or you have this GPS you bought awhile ago and you can't figure it out no matter how hard you try. Well 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. Written by Joel McNamara, avid outdoorsman, adventure racer, search and rescue team member, and author of Secrets of Computer Espionage (he is not a Dummy), GPS for Dummies is ideal for both ordinary travelers and exotic explorers. It covers a world of GPS info. 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 that you actually planned! Not a Dummy, or just won't admit it, well you'll like it too!Recommended features for GPS receivers to be used in various types of activities, including hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing, geocaching, hunting, ATVing, mappingHow to do digital mapping on your computer, including software packages you can use to work with aerial photos, topographic maps, and road mapsThe main providers of digital map data for the U.S. and their Web sitesThe scoop on geocaching - a high-tech treasure huntChoosing features for a GPS receiver, including the screen, an alarm, built-in maps, an electric compass, an altimeter, antennas, interface modes, and moreSystems for traveling on the main roads and systems for exploring off the beaten pathUsing 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 useUsing Web-hosted mapping services, including street maps, topographic maps, aerial photos, and U.S. government-produced maps Incorporating GPS receivers into outdoor workouts, with tips for specific sports including cycling, golf, rowing, and moreAuthor - Joel McNamaraBinding - PaperPages - 408Publisher - For DummiesYear - 2004ISBN - 9780470156230
Here's what you need to make the most of that handy, portable GPS gadget and all its amazing features. Includes how-to info for digital maps as well.
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