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Gps For Dummies

Author : Joel McNamara
ISBN : 0470457856
Genre : Science
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Need directions? Are you good at getting lost? Then GPS is just the technology you’ve dreamed of, and GPS For Dummies is what you need to help you make the most of it. If you have a GPS unit or plan to buy one, GPS For Dummies, 2nd Edition helps you compare GPS technologies, units, and uses. You’ll find out how to create and use digital maps and learn about waypoints, tracks, coordinate systems, and other key point to using GPS technology. Get more from your GPS device by learning to use Web-hosted mapping services and even how to turn your cell phone or PDA into a GPS receiver. You’ll also discover: Up-to-date information on the capabilities of popular handheld and automotive Global Positioning Systems How to read a map and how to get more from the free maps available online The capabilities and limitations of GPS technology, and how satellites and radio systems make GPS work How to interface your GPS receiver with your computer and what digital mapping software can offer Why a cell phone with GPS capability isn’t the same as a GPS unit What can affect your GPS reading and how accurate it will be How to use Street Atlas USA, TopoFusion, Google Earth, and other tools Fun things to do with GPS, such as exploring topographical maps, aerial imagery, and the sport of geocaching Most GPS receivers do much more than their owners realize. With GPS For Dummies, 2nd Edition in hand, you’ll venture forth with confidence!

Gps For Dummies

Author : Joel McNamara
ISBN : 9780470199237
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 37. 10 MB
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Gps For Dummies

Author : Joel McNamara
ISBN : 9780764577581
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 22. 78 MB
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GPS For Dummies gives new meaning to finding yourself. In fact, with a GPS (global positioning system) receiver, you can determine precisely where you are anywhere on this planet. If you’re are planning on buying a GPS receiver or if you have one and want to get your money’s worth, this guide tells you what you need to know, including: Basic GPS principles and concepts such as waypoints, routes, tracks, and coordinate systems Recommended features for GPS receivers to be used in various types of activities, including hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing, geocaching, hunting, ATVing, mapping, and more How to do digital mapping on your computer, including software packages you can use to work with aerial photos, topographic maps, and road maps The main providers of digital map data for the U.S. and their Web sites The scoop on geocaching—a high-tech treasure hunt Written by Joel McNamara, avid outdoorsman, adventure racer, search and rescue team member, and author of Secrets of Computer Espionage, GPS for Dummies is ideal for both ordinary travelers and exotic explorers. It covers a world of GPS info such as: Choosing features for a GPS receiver, including the screen, an alarm, built-in maps, an electric compass, an altimeter, antennas, interface modes, and more Systems for traveling on the main roads and systems for exploring off the beaten path Using GPS with a PDA (personal digital assistant) Computer requirements for different mapping choices Topographic map software from Maptech, DeLorme, and National Geographic that’s for off-road use Using Web-hosted mapping services, including street maps, topographic maps, aerial photos, and U.S. government-produced maps Incorporating GPS receivers into outdoor workouts, with tips for specific sports including cycling, golf, rowing, and more A companion Web site has links to all kinds of free maps and resources. So explore on your computer and then explore for real! With GPS for Dummies, you’ll find yourself having adventures!

Navigation For Dummies

Author : Nathan Craig
ISBN : 1539067599
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Navigation For Dummies: 30-Minute Guide On Map Reading, GPS, Compass Use And Advanced Navigation Methods In The Wilderness Many people love the outdoors but often fail to consider what may happen if they become lost in the wilderness. It is one of those things that most people assume happens to others and could never happen to them. However, it can and does happen to anyone. A simple wrong turn, a heavy fog, or even a panicked run from a dangerous animal can all leave you lost and wondering which direction you need to move in to make it safely home. Complications often arise as night starts to arrive and you need to have a shelter as well as finding food and drink. It is essential to tackle all issues after a good night's rest and, preferably, on a full stomach. This will ensure you are thinking straight. There are a variety of methods which can be used to help you navigate your way back to civilization; many of these are detailed in this book although there are always more options. The main topics covered include: The use of GPS to aid walking and why they cannot always be relied on. How to navigate with a map and compass. How to navigate without any aids; by using the natural methods. Download your E book "Navigation For Dummies: 30-Minute Guide On Map Reading, GPS, Compass Use And Advanced Navigation Methods In The Wilderness" by scrolling up and clicking "Buy Now with 1-Click" button!

Google Earth For Dummies

Author : David A. Crowder
ISBN : 9781118051115
Genre : Computers
File Size : 81. 30 MB
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This interesting guide covers all aspects of Google Earth, the freely downloadable application from Google that allows users to view satellite images from all points of the globe Aimed at a diverse audience, including casual users who enjoy air shots of locales as well as geographers, real estate professionals, and GPS developers Includes valuable tips on various customizations that users can add, advice on setting up scavenger hunts, and guidance on using Google Earth to benefit a business Explains modifying general options, managing the layer and placemark systems, and tackling some of the more technical aspects, such as interfacing with GPS There are more than 400,000 registered users of Google Earth and the number is still growing

Geocaching For Dummies

Author : Joel McNamara
ISBN : 9781118054383
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 45. 58 MB
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Gps Made Easy

Author : Lawrence Letham
ISBN : 1897522053
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 84. 39 MB
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GPS Made Easy tells you all you need to know about using handheld GPS receivers as a tool for accurate navigation in the outdoors. It explains how GPS works, describes the features of GPS receivers, and gives practical examples of how to use GPS receivers in a variety of outdoor situations. 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 hunt, fish or drive in the backcountry You ski, climb or hike above treeline You explore in the Polar regions You go any place where navigation is tricky

A Gps User Manual

Author : Dale Depriest
ISBN : 9781403398246
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 45. 23 MB
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This manual is a complete user manual for Garmin handheld receivers. It covers theory and practical applications for gps technology and the receivers that use this technology. Representative products for all of the Garmin handheld receivers, past and present, are explained and tips are given on getting the most out of each model. It is designed to augment the user manuals that are supplied with each product but is complete enough to replace them. While this manual is Garmin specific it provides a basic understanding of gps devices that is applicable to any gps receiver. It was written over a period of 4 years and has been reviewed and tested by hundreds of users over that period. It has been used as the reference for training on gps usage. Because of its unique approach that develops the theory behind operation as well as specific details, it provides a basis that will allow a user to be able to use any gps receiver. Skills in the use of a gps will provide assurance and safety for the user. Topics extend beyond just operating the unit to actually being able to use it for navigation on the land, in the sea, or in the air. Topics are applicable whether you are hiking or driving to your destination. These topics include product operation, waypoints, routes, tracklogs, navigation, maps and databases, product selection, features, theory, accessories, and product unique functions.

Rtls For Dummies

Author : Ajay Malik
ISBN : 9780470533222
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 89. 15 MB
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Select, invest in, and deploy a Real Time Location System Is your business ready for an RTLS? This friendly, hands-on guide shows you how to understand and implement this cutting-edge technology, explaining RTLS methodologies in plain English. From the initial deployment to monitoring to determining Return on Investment, you'll see how to successfully meet your needs, ensure data accuracy, and sustain your system. Get your bearings — understand what RTLS does and its various methodologies, determine your needs, and select the right system Prepare for installation — outline your goals, plan your applications, assess your site, select the right tag technology, and conduct a pilot test Implement RTLS in your world — know how to train your staff, set expectations, set up monitoring, and assess whether the RTLS is working as desired Deal with design issues — learn the most common pitfalls of RTLS implementation and how to handle them Take the technology tour — use RTLS to locate at choke points, room level, presence, by association, and precisely Monitor and secure your RTLS — verify and fine-tune your system, establish performance metrics, and manage security issues and vulnerabilities such as network attacks Open the book and find: An overview of RTLS and its uses Explanations of underlying technologies How to integrate RTLS into your other business applications Comparative detail on technologies that enable different types of locating Tips for evaluating RTLS vendors Essential RTLS resources and references Tips for getting the most out of the batteries used in tags Privacy issues related to RTLS

Switching To A Mac For Dummies

Author : Arnold Reinhold
ISBN : 1118051564
Genre : Computers
File Size : 54. 69 MB
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Thinking of making the switch from your PC to a Mac? Congratulations! You’re in for a great, virus-free ride. And Switching to Mac For Dummies makes it smoother than you ever imagined. From buying the Mac that’s right for you to transferring your files to breaking your old Windows habits and learning to do things the (much easier) Mac way, it makes the whole process practically effortless. Whether you’ve been using Windows XP, Vista, or even Linux, you’ll find simple, straightforward ways to make your transition go smoothly. That will leave you plenty of time to get familiar with Mac’s prodigious and dynamic OS X capabilities. You’ll also connect with iLife, Mac’s amazing integrated software suite that lets you turn your computer into a powerful media center—not just for listening and watching, but for creating music, video, and much more. Discover how to: Decide whether the switch to Mac is right for you Choose the Mac that will change your life Keep and reuse elements of your old setup Go online with your Mac Connect to your home network—even that old PC Go media crazy with iTunes, iPhoto and more Take advantage of Mac’s business capabilities Complete with handy cheat sheet of common Mac short cuts and commands as well as a glossary of Mac world lingo, Switching to Mac For Dummies ensures that your switch will be the smartest thing you ever do.

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