Backpacker Magazine's Using a GPS: Digital Trip Planning, Recording, And Sharing

Rowman & Littlefield
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Backpacker's Using a GPS: Digital Trip Planning, Recording, and Sharing is a complete guide to the digital mapping revolution including how to do it and how to join it. Plan your trip, record it with GPS, edit and enhance your maps (photos and videos), and share with the world. Include out-in-the-field instructions for using a GPS; how GPS works; basic field techniques; computer-based mapping with GPS; conventional navigation skills, etc. This handy pocket-sized guide is 96 pages, includes two popouts, and incorporates color photos, charts, and illustrations as needed throughout the interior.
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About the author

Bruce Grubbs is an avid camper, backpacker, hiker, mountain biker, and cross-country skier who has been exploring the American desert for over thirty years. A professional outdoor writer and photographer, he has written more than twenty FalconGuides, including Hiking Arizona, Best Hikes Near Phoenix, Grand Canyon National Park Pocket Guide, and Basic Illustrated: Using GPS. He lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.
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Publisher
Rowman & Littlefield
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Published on
Feb 1, 2011
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Pages
96
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ISBN
9780762767762
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Language
English
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Genres
Sports & Recreation / Hiking
Sports & Recreation / Outdoor Skills
Transportation / Navigation
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CLICK HERE to download the first chapter from Wilderness GPS

* 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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