Backpacker Magazine's Using a GPS: Digital Trip Planning, Recording, And Sharing

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Rowman & Littlefield, Feb 1, 2011 - Sports & Recreation - 96 pages
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Backpacker's Using a GPS: Digital Trip Planning, Recording, and Sharing is a complete guide to the digital mapping revolution including how to do it and how to join it. Plan your trip, record it with GPS, edit and enhance your maps (photos and videos), and share with the world. Include out-in-the-field instructions for using a GPS; how GPS works; basic field techniques; computer-based mapping with GPS; conventional navigation skills, etc. This handy pocket-sized guide is 96 pages, includes two popouts, and incorporates color photos, charts, and illustrations as needed throughout the interior.
 

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Contents

Chapter One Digital Maps
1
Chapter Two Buying a GPS
12
Chapter Three Setting Up Your GPS
22
Chapter Four Planning Your Trip
32
Chapter Five Road Navigation
39
Chapter Six Trail Navigation
44
Chapter Seven Point to Point Navigation
60
Chapter Eight Recording and Sharing Your Trip
71
Chapter Nine Geocaching
79
Chapter Ten The Future
83
Index
85
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Bruce Grubbs is an avid camper, backpacker, hiker, mountain biker, and cross-country skier who has been exploring the American desert for over thirty years. A professional outdoor writer and photographer, he has written more than twenty FalconGuides, including Hiking Arizona, Best Hikes Near Phoenix, Grand Canyon National Park Pocket Guide, and Basic Illustrated: Using GPS. He lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.

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