The Mountaineers Books GPS Made Easy
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Description of Mountaineers Books GPS Made EasyUsing Global Positioning Systems in the Outdoors, 4th EditionThe fourth edition covers improvements in GPS accuracy as a result of WASS Wide Area Augmentation System. Many new GPS receivers now accept corrective signals from this system of satellites and ground stations. WASS is referred to in every section of the book describing accuracy.The updated title has a new chapter explaining how to download maps and computer software to a GPS receiver, including examples readers can follow.Lawrence Letham, an electrical engineer, is an avid hiker and camper long fascinated by maps and the art of navigation. He lives in Arizona.FeaturesWritten by Letham Lawrence Paperback224 Pages
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This book explains how to use your GPS receiver, written in layman's terms.
So you finally have a GPS unit and you'd like to use it on your next hikebut you have no idea how. No worries, because GPS Made Easy makes GPS, well, easy! While user manuals can take you through the workings of your new GPS unit, they usually don't provide much in terms of real-world application. GPS Made Easy covers the whole gamut, from the history of the Global Positioning Satellite system and the technology that's currently in use, to the benefits of the varied features in many hand-held receivers and the fundamentals of mapping your own progress in the outdoors. A must have for beginners, and a useful tool even for experienced backcountry wizards.
If you ski, climb, hike, kayak, canoe or explore in wilderness regions, this book will help make you a trail-blazin', waypoint-enterin', GPS pro! Authors: Lawrence Letham and Alex Letham. Softcover; 187 pages; black-and-white illustrations. The Mountaineers Books; copyright 2008. Updated edition reflects the advances in accuracy provided by recent innovations in GPS technology. Covers how Global Positioning System works, common features of all GPS receivers and practical, step-by-step examples of GPS use. Explains how to use with maps and in rough terrain and varied conditions. Includes chapters on the use of GPS-enhanced technology, such as PDAs and pocket PCs.