GPS For Dummies, 2nd Edition
By Joel McNamara
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: November 2008
Pages: 412

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

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

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

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

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

  • What to look for — when choosing the right GPS receiver foryou

  • Compute this — find out about digital mapping software andhow to interface your GPS receiver with your computer

  • Where am I? — understand what can affect your GPS readingand how accurate it will be

  • Get me there — find your way around with Street AtlasUSA®, TopoFusion, Google Earth, and other tools

  • On and off-road — explore topographical maps, aerialimagery, and the sport of geocaching

  • GPS at sea — navigate the waters using your GPS with fishfinders and nautical charts

Open the book and find:

  • The difference between smart and static maps

  • What a Geographic Information System is

  • How to work with map coordinate systems

  • How satellites and radio systems make GPS work

  • What GPS features you need for different activities

  • Why a cell phone with GPS capability isn't the same as a GPSunit

  • How to compare mapping software

  • What you need to start geocaching

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