GPS Made Easy tells you everything you ever wanted to know about using hand held Global Positioning System receivers for accurate navigation in the outdoors -- how GPS works, features of all common receivers, and practical examples of use in the outdoors. Clear language and illustrations demystify GPS for every user. The well known latitude / longitude grid is explained and its use demonstrated with a GPS receiver. The Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) grid, little used in the United States, is completely demonstrated allowing any GPS user to easily use a grid that relates directly to distance on the ground. The fifth eddition adds the use of vehicle GPS recievers, navigating in harsh weather conditions and integrating GPS systems with computer software.
New 5th Edition revised with the latest technical advances
Techniques for navigating in harsh weather conditions
Updated for today's more precise WAAS satellite system
Now includes chapters on the use of GPS enhanced technology, such as PDAs, pocket pcs, and more
Readily available USGS topographical maps, of several scales, are used in the demonstrations along with a variety of rulers to help measure coordinates