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GPS Made Easy - Fifth Edition
Using Global Positioning Systems in the Outdoors
By Lawrence Letham & Alex Letham

More than 200,000 copies sold! GPS Made Easy is the premier book in North America for users of handheld and in-car GPS receivers. It explains how GPS works, describes features common to all receivers, and gives realistic, practical examples of using GPS in the outdoors: hiking, cross country skiing, kayaking, boating, navigating in a whiteout.

This latest, revised edition of GPS Made Easy, 4th ed. reflects the increased accuracy provided by WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS AND NDGPS coverage. It also addresses the use of GPS with the newest available technology, such as downloadable maps, computers, cell phones, PDAs andf Pocket PCs with GPS receivers. You'll find the latest information about the status of national GPS systems and the emergence of GPS and dead reckoning technology. GPS Made Easy tells you all you need to know about using handheld GPS receivers for accurate navigation in the outdoors including:

• common features of GPS receivers
• using a GPS receiver
• step-by-step examples of GPS use in hiking, sailing, skiing, kayaking
• using a vehicle GPS receiver
• practical examples using the UTM and Latitude/lonitude grids
• explanation of UPS, OSGB, MGRS and Maidenhead grids

Book Contents -

1. Introduction to the Global Positioning System (GPS)
2. Accuracy of the Global Positioning System
3. About GPS Receivers
4. Common functions of GPS Receivers
5. Using UTM Coordinates on a Hiking Trip
6. More UTM, and Navigating in a Whiteout
7. Latitude/Longitude, and a Sailboat Rally
9. GPS Receivers and Personal Computers
10. Using a Computer and Topographical Maps
11. GPS on the Road
12. PDAs, Pocket PCs, Laptops and More
13. Other Grids
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You will enjoy the clear language, ample illustrations and easy layout of information that demystify GPS navigation.

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GPS Made Easy

Published by: Rocky Mountain Books, 2008 1. Global Positioning System. 2 Orientation. 3. Outdoor recreation - Equipment and supplies. ISBN 978-1-897522-05-9
5.5 x 8.5
187 pages, softcover
B&W photos, drawings, maps, GPS screen shots

About the authors:
Lawrence Letham, a registered patent attorney, eletrical engineer and outdoor enthusiast, has long been fascinated by maps and the art of navigation. Alex Letham, a bioengineer and now first year medical student, mountain bikes, hikes, kayaks and snowboards regularly. Both live in Arizona and love their GPS receivers.
GPS Made Easy, 5th Edition
Discontinued GPSMADEEASY

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