Wilderness GPS

Wilderness GPS

A Step-by-step Guide

Book - 2013
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Struggle on your own to learn that complicated new GPS device - 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 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
Publisher: Seattle :, Mountaineers Book,, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781594857621
Branch Call Number: 796.58 BUR
Characteristics: 158 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Burns, Mike 1970-

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