GPS For Dummies

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GPS For Dummies

By J. McNamara
2nd Ed.
2008

If you have a GPS unit or plan to buy one, GPS for Dummies helps you compare GPS technologies, units, and uses. How to create and use digital maps, learn about waypoints, tracks, coordinate systems, and other key points to using GPS technology.

How to use Web-hosted mapping services and even how to turn your cell phone or PDA into a GPS receiver. You’ll also discover:

Up-to-date information on the capabilities of popular handheld and automotive Global Positioning Systems
How to read a map and how to get more from the free maps available online
The capabilities and limitations of GPS technology, and how satellites and radio systems make GPS work
How to interface your GPS receiver with your computer and what digital mapping software can offer
Why a cell phone with GPS capability isn’t the same as a GPS unit
What can affect your GPS reading and how accurate it will be
How to use Street Atlas USA, TopoFusion, Google Earth, and other tools
Fun things to do with GPS, such as exploring topographical maps, aerial imagery, and the sport of geocaching

Pb 408pp

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