Outdoor Navigation with GPS

Wilderness Press
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For outdoor adventurers who hike, fish, kayak, cross-country ski, or mountain bike in the backcountry, a GPS receiver can help them reach their destination and return safely -- but only if they know how to use it! Here is the guide to getting the most out of a GPS receiver, from basic consumer advice to advanced techniques. It even includes fun solo and team games that utilize GPS. Starting with essential definitions and moving on to creating waypoints, and using your GPS with a computer, this succinct book teaches the basics of navigation and outdoor GPS use. Advanced techniques are covered, such as creating custom maps, and new technologies are discussed, including using GPS-enabled mobile phones, and how to use GPS with Google Earth and Google Maps. With years of experience as a GPS instructor, Hinch is well-versed in all aspects of navigation and GPS use, and he covers them in a jargon-free, easy-to-follow style.
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About the author

Stephen Hinch has taught courses in GPS navigation to police and fire personnel, park rangers, search-and-rescue staff, and recreational outdoor enthusiasts since 1998. When he was young, his avid rockhound parents would pack up the family and head out to remote desert locations in search of semi-precious stones nearly every weekend. These desert explorations honed his navigational skills and taught him the importance of not getting lost.

Trained as an electrical engineer, Hinch has more than 30 years of experience in upper-level mangement in the high-tech industry, with three patents to his name. He maintains an active author blog about GPS technology on Amazon.com.
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Publisher
Wilderness Press
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Published on
Nov 1, 2010
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Pages
232
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ISBN
9780899976525
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Language
English
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Genres
Sports & Recreation / Hiking
Sports & Recreation / Outdoor Skills
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This content is DRM protected.
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* 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 they’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 “smart” device

Bob Burns and Mike Burns are the authors of Wilderness Navigation, a nationally bestselling primer that serves as the official textbook for navigation courses taught by The Mountaineers and other outdoor education centers. Together, they have decades of professional experience in teaching map and compass, GPS, and navigation in the outdoors and have hiked, scrambled, climbed, and snowshoed all over the West Coast and beyond. They both live in Seattle.

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