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Paperback GPS Made Easy: Using Global Positioning Systems in the Outdoors Book

ISBN: 0898868238

ISBN13: 9780898868234

GPS Made Easy: Using Global Positioning Systems in the Outdoors

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-- Clear language and illustrations demystify GPS-- Completely revised edition includes extensive new material on using GPS with maps and in rough terrain-- GPS systems have seen exponential growth... This description may be from another edition of this product.

Customer Reviews

5 ratings

What Do You Expect

Great book, does exactly what the title says it will do

Buy the book then the GPS

This book will not only help you figure out how to use the features of your GPS receiver but it will help you figure out what features will be important to you in a GPS receiver so you don't buy the wrong unit. All of the features of the various major consumer grade GPS receivers are explained in one chapter. Subsequent chapters illustrate how many of those features could be used in various outdoor activities. There are sections on how to get coordinates out of your receiver and onto a map or off of the map and into the receiver.I was a little annoyed by being told repeatedly to go back to previous chapters to read something explained there when a short reminder could have been included on the spot. And none of the figures are numbered so you have to figure out which figure is being referred to. A reference section list some vendors of receivers and ancilary items along with their phone mumber but there are no Web pages listed and sometimes a product name and number are listed without the manufacturer's name. Letham tells you that antenna sensativity is important bud doesn't go on to explain what the values are or mean and whether high or low values are better when comparing units.In spite of these annoyances this is a useful book which could keep you from making a costly mistake if you read it before you buy your receiver. And the practical examples will help you understand what techniques might work in your application.

More Information for Garmin eTrex

I read the review from a reader in "ia". GPS Made Easy does explain how the eTrex receivers work expecially the eTrex models that do not have base maps; however, to help readers apply the information taught in GPS Made Easy more easily to the eTrex, I have added a section to the gps-made-easy site that shows most of the screens on an eTrex and explains where in the book you can turn to learn more about each screen. I hope it helps. If it does not help, send me an email.

A Good Introduction to Using a GPS Receiver

This book was a useful introduction for someone who just got a GPS receiver. The first part of the book was a simple treatment of how the GPS system works. The second part dealt with how to work a receiver, something that is probably better handled by the user manual. Most of the book covered how to use GPS in the outdoors, going through several different examples as the pedagogical method. Perhaps the most useful aspect of the book was in understanding different grid systems, particularly UTM and longitute/lattitude.

GPS Made Easy := "Wonderfull!!"

GPS Made Easy is great! I bought a receiver and when I got it home, I discovered the manuals explained how to press the buttons, but not really how to navigate. I had a lot of experience navigating with a compass, map and altimeter, but I did not know anything about grids, datum or the receiver's accuracy. GPS Made Easy made everything clear. I now understand how the GPS system works, what my receiver can do for me and how to expertly use maps with my receiver. The book is very understandable and informative. I especially liked the examples that showed how GPS really works in the field.
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