Alpen Books GPS for Dummies

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Let's face it you got this new GPS or you have this GPS you bought awhile ago and you can't figure it out no matter how hard you try. Well GPS For Dummies gives new meaning to finding yourself. In fact, with a GPS (global positioning system) receiver, you can determine precisely where you are anywhere on this planet. If you're are planning on buying a GPS receiver or if you have one and want to get your money's worth, this guide tells you what you need to know. Written by Joel McNamara, avid outdoorsman, adventure racer, search and rescue team member, and author of Secrets of Computer Espionage (he is not a Dummy), GPS for Dummies is ideal for both ordinary travelers and exotic explorers. It covers a world of GPS info. A companion Web site has links to all kinds of free maps and resources. So explore on your computer and then explore for real! With GPS for Dummies, you'll find yourself having adventures that you actually planned! Not a Dummy, or just won't admit it, well you'll like it too!


  • Using Web-hosted mapping services, including street maps, topographic maps, aerial photos, and U.S. government-produced maps
  • The main providers of digital map data for the U.S. and their Web sites


  • Recommended features for GPS receivers to be used in various types of activities, including hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing, geocaching, hunting, ATVing, mapping
  • Binding - Paper
  • Incorporating GPS receivers into outdoor workouts, with tips for specific sports including cycling, golf, rowing, and more
  • Systems for traveling on the main roads and systems for exploring off the beaten path
  • Publisher - For Dummies
  • Using GPS with a PDA (personal digital assistant)
  • Topographic map software from Maptech, DeLorme, and National Geographic that's for off-road use
  • Pages - 408
  • The scoop on geocaching - a high-tech treasure hunt
  • Author - Joel McNamara
  • Year - 2004
  • How to do digital mapping on your computer, including software packages you can use to work with aerial photos, topographic maps, and road maps
  • Choosing features for a GPS receiver, including the screen, an alarm, built-in maps, an electric compass, an altimeter, antennas, interface modes, and more
  • Computer requirements for different mapping choices
  • ISBN - 9780470156230
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