GPS For Dummies (Heftet)

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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2008
Antall sider: 408
Forlag: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780470156230
Omtale GPS For Dummies
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!

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