GPS For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, 17 nov. 2008 - 416 pagina's
Need directions? Are you good at getting lost? Then GPS is just the technology you’ve dreamed of, and GPS For Dummies is what you need to help you make the most of it.

If you have a GPS unit or plan to buy one, GPS For Dummies, 2nd Edition helps you compare GPS technologies, units, and uses. You’ll find out how to create and use digital maps and learn about waypoints, tracks, coordinate systems, and other key point to using GPS technology.

Get more from your GPS device by learning 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

Most GPS receivers do much more than their owners realize. With GPS For Dummies, 2nd Edition in hand, you’ll venture forth with confidence!

 

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Inhoudsopgave

Getting Started with Digital Maps
11
Dissecting Maps
23
All About GPS
49
GPS Fundamentals
51
Grasping Important GPS Concepts
73
Selecting and Getting Started with a Handheld GPS Receiver
87
Automotive GPS Receivers
113
Cellphones PDAs and Other GPS Devices
131
On the Road with DeLorme Street Atlas USA
237
On the Ground with TopoFusion
253
From the Sky with Google Earth
269
Creating and Using Digital Maps with OziExplorer
285
Using WebHosted Mapping Services
299
Saving and Editing Web Maps
301
Navigating Web Road Maps
313
Exploring Web Topographic Maps
327

Geocaching
155
Digital Mapping on Your Computer
179
Digital Mapping Hardware Considerations
181
Interfacing a GPS Receiver to a Computer
189
Using GPS Manufacturer Software
207
Finding Places and Coordinates
225
The Part of Tens
339
Ten Great GPS and Map Web Sites
341
Ten Map Printing Tips
345
Ten GPS Resources for Boaters
351
Index
361
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Over de auteur (2008)

Joel McNamara is a technology consultant and author. He first worked with LANDSAT satellite data during an earlier career as an archaeologist, and has used digital mapping and GPS in search-and-rescue missions, wild land firefighting, disaster response and planning, and outdoor recreation activities.

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