Outdoor Navigation With GPS

Outdoor Navigation With GPS

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For outdoor adventurers who hike, fish, kayak, cross-country ski, or mountain bike in the backcountry, a GPS receiver can help them reach their destination and return safely ? but only if they know how to use it! Here is the guide to getting the most out of a GPS receiver, from basic consumer advice to advanced techniques. It even includes fun solo and team games that utilize GPS. Starting with essential definitions and moving on to creating waypoints, and using your GPS with a computer, this succinct book teaches the basics of navigation and outdoor GPS use. Advanced techniques are covered, such as creating custom maps, and new technologies are discussed, including using GPS-enabled mobile phones, and how to use GPS with Google Earth and Google Maps. With years of experience as a GPS instructor, Hinch is well-versed in all aspects of navigation and GPS use, and he covers them in a jargon-free, easy-to-follow style.

For outdoor adventurers who hike, fish, kayak, cross-country ski, or mountain bike in the backcountry, a GPS receiver can help them reach their destination and return safely -- but only if they know how to use it! Here is the guide to getting the most out of a GPS receiver, from basic consumer advice to advanced techniques. It even includes fun solo and team games that utilize GPS. Starting with essential definitions and moving on to creating waypoints, and using your GPS with a computer, this succinct book teaches the basics of navigation and outdoor GPS use. Advanced techniques are covered, such as creating custom maps, and new technologies are discussed, including using GPS-enabled mobile phones, and how to use GPS with Google Earth and Google Maps. With years of experience as a GPS instructor, Hinch is well-versed in all aspects of navigation and GPS use, and he covers them in a jargon-free, easy-to-follow style.


Publisher: Birmingham, AL : Wilderness Press, 2011
Edition: 3rd ed
ISBN: 9780899976501
0899976506
Characteristics: xii, 220 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm

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DanielHighkin
Sep 27, 2013

I bought a GPS and found that the documentation with the product was sorely lacking, even the downloadable instruction manual. So I bought the GPS book recommended by the fellow at REI and found it absolutely useless. It was indecipherable unless you already knew how to use the thing. So I checked out 8 books on GPS from the Portland library and found every one of them lacking except this one. It is clearly written, not condescending, easy to use. There have been multiple "Aha!" moments while reading this book. I returned all the others to the library, eagerly bought this one to have as a reference, and I highly recommend it.

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