Wilderness GPS

Wilderness GPS

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Struggle on your own to learn that complicated new GPS device a€” or buy this book and start navigating today! Simple, focused, and accessible, Wilderness GPS is for anyone using GPS in an outdoor setting Trust us: first-timers need help to use their new backcountry GPS devices From the authors of the bestselling Wilderness Navigation (65, 000 copies sold) Thousands have learned compass and map skills with the help of father-and-son team Bob and Mike Burns and their straightforward, simply explained book, Wilderness Navigation. Now theya€™ve written a book for everyone who has bought a backcountry GPS device and found it inexplicably complicated to use (which includes most of us). Wilderness GPS is an easy-to-use guide to get you navigating the outdoors with your handheld GPS device. Wondering how to choose from the variety of gear and computer programs, or how to use a GPS with your map and compass effectively? Wilderness GPS details this and more including: How to select your GPS gear Getting started and practice routines Different coordinate systems: latitude and longitude vs. Universal transverse Mercator (UTM) Routefinding in wilderness settings, including common scenarios GPS vs. map and compass routefinding Using GPS on water Using your GPS with a home computer or mobile a€œsmarta€ deviceThese are available from the manufacturer of your GPS receiver or may be preloaded into the receiver. ... Most receivers will create a a€œtracka€ of closely spaced waypoints if you leave it turned on throughout your trip. Then ... alarm clocks, stopwatches, rising and setting times of the sun and the moon, tidal data, and estimates of the best times to hunt and fish. ... We recommend a careful reading of your usera#39;s manual to become fully acquainted with all of the capabilities of your receiver.

Title:Wilderness GPS
Author:Bob Burns, Mike Burns
Publisher:Mountaineers Books - 2013-09-20


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