Outdoor Navigation with GPS

The most complete, easy-to-use GPS book available, this guide offers everything needed to get the most out of a receiver, from basic consumer advice to advanced techniques.

Outdoor Navigation with GPS

Author: Stephen W. Hinch

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 0899974457

Page: 204

View: 971

Whether you're hiking, fishing, kayaking, cross-country skiing, or taking a mountain bike ride in the backcountry, a GPS receiver can help you reach your destination and return safely?but only if you know how to use it! This is the most complete, easy-to-use GPS book available, is your guide to getting the most out of a receiver, from basic consumer advice to advanced techniques. Starting with essential definitions such as UTM coordinate systems, position formats, and map datums, and moving on to creating ?waypoints,” and using your GPS with a computer, long-time GPS instructor Stephen W. Hinch breaks down the jargon and teaches you what you really need to know. Includes illustrative screenshots using current popular receivers.

Outdoor Navigation with GPS

You won't be overwhelmed trying to understand the countless other GPS features
you're unlikely to ever need. Fortunately, when it comes to outdoor navigation,
using a GPS receiver is not all that complicated. That's true whether you're a ...

Outdoor Navigation with GPS

Author: Stephen Hinch

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 0899976506

Page: 232

View: 448

The most complete, easy-to-use GPS book available written by an acclaimed GPS instructor and aimed at outdoor adventurers of all kinds, covering the fundamentals of navigation and the latest in GPS receivers and technology, including GPS-enabled phones.

Wilderness Navigation

CLICK HERE to download a sample • The official navigation textbook used in outdoor education courses by thousands of students • Goodreads.com readers rated the previous edition 4 out of 5 stars (and now it’s even better!) • Map and ...

Wilderness Navigation

Author: Bob Burns

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 1594859469

Page: 176

View: 349

CLICK HERE to download a sample • The official navigation textbook used in outdoor education courses by thousands of students • Goodreads.com readers rated the previous edition 4 out of 5 stars (and now it’s even better!) • Map and compass skills remain the foundation for traveling safely in the wilderness This new third edition is a major and complete update of the popular textbook: • Improved throughout for clarity, with chapter objectives presented at the beginning of each chapter and summaries, “skills check” mini-quizzes, and practice problems listed at the end • Updated descriptions of the most current maps, compasses, altimeters, and Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers • Updated declination maps for the United States and the world (declination changes over time and compasses must be adjusted for a specific location to provide correct readings) • Much-expanded GPS chapter, including interfacing the GPS receiver with the home computer, maximizing battery life, and using the GPS function on a “smart” phones (along with a description of their limitations) • Additional information on non-GPS navigational techniques • Recommended websites, apps, and other sources of useful navigational information

Outdoor Guide to Using Your GPS

The author has been involved with teaching people how to use GPS for many years. In this book he shares the answers to all the questions a novice might ask: What is GPS? How does it work? How accurate is it? Does it work anywhere?

Outdoor Guide to Using Your GPS

Author: Steve Featherstone

Publisher: Creative Publishing International

ISBN: 9781610602815

Page: 192

View: 365

No matter what you're doing in the outdoors, you may need help navigating from place to place-and remembering how to get back. A compass and a map are excellent tools, and knowing how to use them will make it even easier to learn how to use your Global Positioning System unit. The author has been involved with teaching people how to use GPS for many years. In this book he shares the answers to all the questions a novice might ask: What is GPS? How does it work? How accurate is it? Does it work anywhere? Is it for traveling on land as well as on the water? and more. Topics include: straight-line navigation, getting around obstacles, uploading maps and databases, entering waypoints, recording a breadcrumb trail, how to choose a GPS model and caring for your GPS. The step-by-step instructions are accompanied by illustrations and photographs. Actual GPS screens are shown as the user sees them on his or her unit while navigating. In addition to a glossary of GPS terms and definitions, this book has a list of popular manufacturers, a list of software sources and an Index.

GPS Made Easy 5th Edition

GPS Made Easy tells you all you need to know about using handheld GPS receivers as a tool for accurate navigation in the outdoors.

GPS Made Easy   5th Edition

Author: Lawrence Letham

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd

ISBN: 1897522681

Page: 208

View: 381

GPS Made Easy tells you all you need to know about using handheld GPS receivers as a tool for accurate navigation in the outdoors. It explains how GPS works, describes the features of GPS receivers, and gives practical examples of how to use GPS receivers in a variety of outdoor situations.

GPS Made Easy

This book is for you if: You own a GPS receiver You are considering buying a GPS receiver You work in remote, featureless areas You sea kayak, or canoe wilderness rivers You hunt, fish or drive in the backcountry You ski, climb or hike ...

GPS Made Easy

Author: Lawrence Letham

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Company Limited

ISBN: 9781897522059

Page: 187

View: 883

GPS Made Easy tells you all you need to know about using handheld GPS receivers as a tool for accurate navigation in the outdoors. It explains how GPS works, describes the features of GPS receivers, and gives practical examples of how to use GPS receivers in a variety of outdoor situations. This book is for you if: You own a GPS receiver You are considering buying a GPS receiver You work in remote, featureless areas You sea kayak, or canoe wilderness rivers You hunt, fish or drive in the backcountry You ski, climb or hike above treeline You explore in the Polar regions You go any place where navigation is tricky

The Trail Hound s Handbook

oUtdoor navIgatIon wIth gps 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!

The Trail Hound s Handbook

Author: Ellen Eastwood

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 0899977049

Page: 80

View: 508

The Trail Hound's Handbook aims to turn children on to nature and hiking by introducing them to the highly skilled, naturally enthusiastic trail guide that is the family dog. The book reinvents the hiking guidebook as a pet-focused, outdoor activity guide for children and their families. With a lighthearted voice and a slew of fun facts, the format provides immediate pay-off to the curious hiking novice and dog-loving kid, as well as valuable, common-sense skills to support a lifetime of outdoor adventure. The book's companion website, KidsHikeDogsHike.com invites young trail hounds to share their own dog-powered adventures with the world. Like the book, the website aims to keep the topic fun and dynamic, offering select news, and useful resource links, as well as fun, related videos and activities.

GPS Mapping

Bibliography Egbert , R.I. and King , J.E. The GPS Handbook : A Guide for the
Outdoors . Burford Books , Springfield , NJ , 2003 . Hinch , S.W. Outdoor
Navigation with GPS . Annadel Press , Santa Rosa , CA , 2004 . Letham , L. GPS
Made ...

GPS Mapping

Author: Rich Owings

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 374

View: 749

This is the only comprehensive guide to mapping software that clearly explains how to interface your GPS receiver with your computer to create maps, annotate aerial photos, and even create 3-D maps. It includes where to find free software and maps, how to use aerial photos and satellite imagery, and how to view your favorite backcountry locations in 3-D.It brings sophisticated features once available only to professional cartographers within reach, at low cost or even free, to everyone who loves maps. Readers will discover how to make maps for free, download aerial photos, create and customize their own maps, use hidden tips and tricks, reduce the learning curve and get mapping right away, locate trailheads using a real-time moving map on a laptop or PDA, and how to best transfer information between a GPS, computer, and electronic maps.

GPS For Dummies

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 ...

GPS For Dummies

Author: Joel McNamara

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470199237

Page: 408

View: 982

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!

The Joy of Geocaching

Outdoor Navigation with GPS — Stephen W. Hinch , Annadel Press , 2nd ed . ,
2007 . The Complete Idiot's ... GPS Outdoors - A Practical Guide for Outdoor
Enthusiasts - Russell Helms , Menasha Ridge Press , 2006 . Basic Essentials
Using ...

The Joy of Geocaching

Author: Paul Gillin

Publisher: Linden Pub

ISBN:

Page: 260

View: 851

Describing the exciting and adventurous world surrounding geocaching?a worldwide hunt in which treasures are located using global positioning system (GPS) devices?this manual offers an understanding and application of the principles and best practices of the sport as well as information on the different types of caches and competitions. With rich illustrations complementing secrets culled from experts, this resource gives participants with basic knowledge new skills for enhancing their experience and provides a visual montage of the different kinds of spots hobbyists can expect to find in the field. Additionally, the dozens of interviews from dedicated geocachers exhibit how the pursuit of hidden treasures has helped people heal frayed marriages and establish new friendships?and even saved lives.

Day Section Hikes Pacific Crest Trail Northern California

But for those who enjoy using the latest GPS technology to navigate, the
necessary data has been provided. ... To learn more about how to enhance your
outdoor experiences with GPS technology, refer to Outdoor Navigation with GPS
by ...

Day   Section Hikes Pacific Crest Trail  Northern California

Author: Wendy Lautner

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 9780899976457

Page: 256

View: 921

Instead of guiding travelers through the arduous task of hiking the entire PCT, the goal of this book is to help plan trips that incorporate hiking on the PCT in Northern California, whether hikers have just an afternoon to spare or want to escape for the entire weekend. The author's hike choices most often include the opportunity for a wilderness swim or a summit hike to take in outstanding views. Maps and elevation graphs were carefully produced using GPS data collected by the author while out on the trail.

GIS India

Whether you are considering the first purchase of a GPS receiver , already using
GPS for outdoor sports and recreational ... GPS Land Navigation : A Complete
Guidebook for Backcountry Users of the NAVSTAR Satellite System ( $ 19 .

GIS India

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

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GPS Outdoors

A Practical Guide for Outdoor Enthusiasts Russell Helms. AFTER A TRIP, even a
short one, ... Similar to keeping a journal, capturing a GPS log of your trip
provides a cartographic record of your adventure. On the ground, weaving ... Of
course, you would never completely trust navigation to only a GPS device. But
using it in ...

GPS Outdoors

Author: Russell Helms

Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press

ISBN: 0897327772

Page: 120

View: 859

For about $150 anyone can access the United States' multi-billion dollar GPS program. Using GPS Outdoors: A Practical Guide for Hikers, Bikers, Paddlers, and Climbers shows readers how to plug in and enhance most any outdoor experience. Whether a hiker on a weekend trip through the Great Smokies, a backpacker cruising the Continental Divide Trail, a mountain biker kicking up dust in Moab, a paddler running the Lewis and Clark bicentennial route, or a climber pre-scouting the routes up Mount Shasta, a simple handheld GPS unit is fun, useful, and can even be a lifesaver. Described in conjunction with today's most popular GPS software, easy to understand information enables readers to: - Plan a trip - Navigate along a route - Gather data from the outing - Analyze trip data after the trip Information is power, and a GPS unit is today's preferred tool to harness the power of navigational technology for a more enjoyable, more informative, and possibly safer outdoor experience.

Hiking and Adventure Guide to Sonoma Coast and Russian River

I created the trail maps in this book from the GPS tracklogs using the techniques
described in my book, Outdoor Navigation with GPS. I measured distances using
the GPS odometer, which is generally more accurate than a manual pedometer.

Hiking and Adventure Guide to Sonoma Coast and Russian River

Author: Stephen Hinch

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 9780899975825

Page: 288

View: 439

The only complete guide to the six state parks and 15 coastal and riverside regional parks in one of the most rugged and beautiful regions of northern California: the magnificent Sonoma Coast and Russian River. The full range of outdoor adventures are described here, including hiking, camping, diving, whale/seal watching, and more. At Sonoma Coast State Park, explore miles of sandy beaches, isolated coves, and wildflower-covered trails. Watch for whales at Bodega Head. Visit Fort Ross State Historic Park, a Russian colonial outpost dating back to 1812. Free-dive for abalone at Salt Point State Park, site of strange sandstone sculptures and a rare pygmy forest. See the rhododendrons that bloom each spring at nearby Kruse Rhododendron Reserve, then turn inland to Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve, home to the last major stand of old-growth redwoods in Sonoma County. Detailed trail descriptions and trail maps along with a table of GPS waypoints for trail junctions and point of interest.

Cooperative Vehicle Safety

[ 39 ] W. Li , and H. Leung , “ Constrained Unscented Kalman Filter Based Fusion
of GPS / INS / digital Map for Vehicle ... An Outdoor Navigation System using GPS
and Inertial Platform " , IEEE / ASME Transactions on Mechatronics , Vol .

Cooperative Vehicle Safety

Author: Shahram Rezaei

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 280

View: 837

ROMANSY 16

Sensing equipment for outdoor navigation usually consists of (1) basic devices
providing absolute geographical position such as compass, wheel encoders,
GPS receiver, and (2) additional sensors perceiving the vehicle surroundings.

ROMANSY 16

Author: Teresa Zielinska

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 321138927X

Page: 462

View: 496

The aim of this publication is to present the research results in robotics that are now state-of-the-art, and indicate the possible future lines of development. To effectively work and cooperate with us, robots must exhibit abilities that are comparable to those of humans. The book describes the ongoing efforts to design and develop human-friendly robotic systems that can safely and effectively interact and work with humans.

Location Systems

This is in large part due to the high coverage GPS offers outdoors and the wide
variety of GPS form factors that are ... The most wide-spread application of
location technology is outdoor navigation and myriad of products are available to
help ...

Location Systems

Author: Anthony LaMarca

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 1598295810

Page: 121

View: 446

Advances in electronic location technology and the coming of age of mobile computing have opened the door for location-aware applications to permeate all aspects of everyday life. Location is at the core of a large number of high-value applications ranging from the life-and-death context of emergency response to serendipitous social meet-ups. For example, the market for GPS products and services alone is expected to grow to US$200 billion by 2015. Unfortunately, there is no single location technology that is good for every situation and exhibits high accuracy, low cost, and universal coverage. In fact, high accuracy and good coverage seldom coexist, and when they do, it comes at an extreme cost. Instead, the modern localization landscape is a kaleidoscope of location systems based on a multitude of different technologies including satellite, mobile telephony, 802.11, ultrasound, and infrared among others. This lecture introduces researchers and developers to the most popular technologies and systems for location estimation and the challenges and opportunities that accompany their use. For each technology, we discuss the history of its development, the various systems that are based on it, and their trade-offs and their effects on cost and performance. We also describe technology-independent algorithms that are commonly used to smooth streams of location estimates and improve the accuracy of object tracking. Finally, we provide an overview of the wide variety of application domains where location plays a key role, and discuss opportunities and new technologies on the horizon. Table of Contents: Introduction / The Global Positioning System / Infrared and Ultrasonic Systems / Location Esimation with 802.11 / Cellular-Based Systems / Other Approaches / Improving Localization Accuracy / Location-Based Applications and Services / Challenges and Opportunities / References

Universal Navigation on Smartphones

This impact has been so profound that GPS has become synonymous with
navigation, while in reality, it is only one of several components within a
navigation system. Today, there are devices for outdoor navigation assistance
such as in-car ...

Universal Navigation on Smartphones

Author: Hassan A. Karimi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441977410

Page: 157

View: 628

Universal navigation is accessible primarily through smart phones providing users with navigation information regardless of the environment (i.e., outdoor or indoor). Universal Navigation on Smartphones provide the most up-to-date navigation technologies and systems for both outdoor and indoor navigation. It also provides a comparison of the similarities and differences between outdoor and indoor navigation systems from both a technological stand point and user’s perspective. All aspects of navigation systems including geo-positioning, wireless communication, databases, and functions will be introduced. The main thrust of this book presents new approaches and techniques for future navigation systems including social networking, as an emerging approach for navigation.