GPS For Dummies

Joel McNamara

  • 出版商: Hungry Minds
  • 出版日期: 2004-06-04
  • 售價: $940
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$893
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 408
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0764569333
  • ISBN-13: 9780764569333
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  • Offers down-to-earth guidance for hikers, cross-country skiers, ATVers, and other outdoor enthusiasts who own or are thinking of buying a GPS receiver, as well as people interested in digital map-making
  • GPS (global positioning system) receivers draw on satellite signals to precisely determine a person's geographic position; as prices for these devices have gone down-entry-level models now sell for $100-sales have risen dramatically
  • Provides coverage of the increasingly popular sport of "geocaching," in which people hunt for a canister hidden at precise geographic coordinates
  • Explains how to turn cell phones and PDAs into GPS receivers and what hardware is required for connecting a GPS receiver to a PC
  • Shows how to use popular, inexpensive software packages to create topographic, aerial photographs, and three-dimensional maps, and discusses free Web-hosted map services
  • The author's diverse background in archeology, outdoor rescue, adventure racing navigation, and dis aster response set him apart from other people writing about this topic

Table of Contents:


Part I: All About Digital Maps.

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Digital Maps.

Chapter 2: Dissecting Maps.

Part II: All About GPS.

Chapter 3: GPS Fundamentals.

Chapter 4: Grasping Important GPS Concepts.

Chapter 5: Selecting and Getting Started with a GPS Receiver.

Chapter 6: Using GPS with a PDA.

Chapter 7: Geocaching.

Part III: Digital Mapping on Your Computer.

Chapter 8: Digital Mapping Hardware Considerations.

Chapter 9: Interfacing a GPS Receiver to a Computer.

Chapter 10: Using GPS Manufacturer Mapping Software.

Chapter 11: Finding Places and Coordinates.

Chapter 12: On the Road with DeLorme Street Atlas USA.

Chapter 13: On the Ground with Maptech Terrain Navigator.

Chapter 14: From the Air with USAPhotoMaps.

Chapter 15: Creating and Using Digital Maps with OziExplorer.

Chapter 16: Going Three Dimensional with 3DEM.

Part IV: Using Web-hosted Mapping Services.

Chapter 17: Saving and Editing Street Maps.

Chapter 18: Navigating Web Road Maps.

Chapter 19: Exploring Web Topographic Maps.1

Chapter 20: Overhead Image Web Sites.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21: Ten Great GPS and Map Web Sites.

Chapter 22: Ten Map Printing Tips.

Chapter 23: Ten Tips for Athletes.