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GPS for dummies

Author: Joel McNamara
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : Wiley Pub., ©2008.
Series: --For dummies.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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An updated guide to the latest advances in GPS technology, devices, and applications provides step-by-step instructions on how GPS works, selecting and using GPS receivers, turning cell phones and PDAs into a GPS receiver, using digital maps, the game of geocaching, and other essential topics.
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Genre/Form: GPS
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joel McNamara
ISBN: 9780470156230 0470156236
OCLC Number: 226355796
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xviii, 386 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Getting started with digital maps --
Dissecting maps --
GPS fundamentals --
Grasping fundamentals --
Grasping important GPS concepts --
Selecting and getting started with a handheld GPSA receiver --
Automotive GPS receivers --
Cellphones, PDAs, and other GPS devices --
Geocaching --
Digital mapping hardware considerations --
Interfacing a GPS receiver to a computer --
Using GPS manufacturer software --
Finding places and coordinates --
On the road with DeLorme street atlas USA --
On the ground with TopoFusion --
From the sky with Google Earth --
Creating and using digital maps with OziExplorer --
Saving and editing web maps --
Navigating web road maps --
Exploring web topographic maps --
Ten great GPS and map web sites --
Ten map printing tips --
Ten GPS resources for boaters.
Series Title: --For dummies.
Responsibility: by Joel McNamara.

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Need directions? Are you good at getting lost? Then GPS is just the technology you've dreamed of, and GPS For Dummies is what you need to help you make the most of it. If you have a GPS unit or  Read more...

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