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GPS made easy : using Global Positioning Systems in the outdoors

Author: Lawrence Letham
Publisher: Seattle, WA : Mountaineers Books, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 4th ed., WAAS revView all editions and formats
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An updated instructional handbook describes the Global Position System (GPS) that uses satellites along with a receiver to determine its position anywhere in the world, explains features of the receivers, provides practical examples of their use, offers practical tips on using maps and computer software with a GPS receiver, and details how to navigate with a personal GPS.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Letham
ISBN: 0898868238 9780898868234
OCLC Number: 53235725
Description: 208 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction to the Global Positioning System (GPS) --
Why buy a GPS receiver? --
Backing up your GPS receiver --
About GPS receivers --
Using UTM coordinates on a hiking trip --
More UTM and collecting water samples in the desert --
GPS navigation in a whiteout --
Latitude, longitude and a kayaking trip --
More latitude, longitude and a sailboat rally --
Using a computer and topographical maps --
Recovering from disaster --
GPS on the road --
GPS receivers and personal computers --
PDAs, pocket PCs, laptops and radios --
Other grids --
Differential GPS and WAAS --
Degrees, minutes, seconds and mils.
Other Titles: Global Positioning System made easy
Responsibility: Lawrence Letham.

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An updated instructional handbook describes the Global Position System (GPS) that uses satellites along with a receiver to determine its position anywhere in the world, explains features of the receivers, provides practical examples of their use, offers practical tips on using maps and computer software with a GPS receiver, and details how to navigate with a personal GPS.

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Great GPS Book Good Book

by gpsuser (WorldCat user published 2010-11-03) Very Good Permalink

You want to know about the GPS / GPSr? This is a great book on the subject. It tells you all the need to know stuff and then some. It does so in an easy to understand manner.

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