978-0-89886-802-9 / 0898868025

GPS Made Easy: Using Global Positioning Systems in the Outdoors

by Letham, Lawrence

Publisher:Mountaineers Books



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About the book:

  • Clear language and illustrations demystify GPS
  • Completely revised to reflect the greater accuracy of GPS receivers since the removal of Selective Availability

This SA revised third edition of GPS Made Easy tells you all you need 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.

New this edition: additional, extensive material--including more practical examples--about using GPS with maps and in rough terrain. This book is for you if:

  • You own a GPS receiver
  • You are considering buying a GPS receiver
  • You work in remote, featureless areas
  • You sea kayak or canoe wilderness rivers
  • You ski, climb, or hike above treeline
  • You explore in deserts or the polar regions
  • You go any place where navigation is tricky

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