Even though your GPS receiver doesn't display maps, if it can interface with a PC,
you can still download information on ... I personally use a mapping model for
outdoor navigation and treat the map feature as just another tool in my bag of ...
Author: Joel McNamara
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
GPS For Dummies gives new meaning to finding yourself. Infact, with a GPS (global positioning system) receiver, you candetermine precisely where you are anywhere on this planet. Ifyou’re are planning on buying a GPS receiver or if you haveone and want to get your money’s worth, this guide tells youwhat you need to know, including: Basic GPS principles and concepts such as waypoints, routes,tracks, and coordinate systems Recommended features for GPS receivers to be used in varioustypes of activities, including hiking, mountain biking, crosscountry skiing, geocaching, hunting, ATVing, mapping, and more How to do digital mapping on your computer, including softwarepackages you can use to work with aerial photos, topographic maps,and road maps The main providers of digital map data for the U.S. and theirWeb sites The scoop on geocaching—a high-tech treasure hunt Written by Joel McNamara, avid outdoorsman, adventure racer,search and rescue team member, and author of Secrets of ComputerEspionage, GPS for Dummies is ideal for both ordinary travelersand exotic explorers. It covers a world of GPS info such as: Choosing features for a GPS receiver, including the screen, analarm, built-in maps, an electric compass, an altimeter, antennas,interface modes, and more Systems for traveling on the main roads and systems forexploring off the beaten path Using GPS with a PDA (personal digital assistant) Computer requirements for different mapping choices Topographic map software from Maptech, DeLorme, and NationalGeographic that’s for off-road use Using Web-hosted mapping services, including street maps,topographic maps, aerial photos, and U.S. government-producedmaps Incorporating GPS receivers into outdoor workouts, with tipsfor specific sports including cycling, golf, rowing, and more A companion Web site has links to all kinds of free maps andresources. So explore on your computer and then explore for real!With GPS for Dummies, you’ll find yourself havingadventures!