Hacking GPS

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 25, 2005 - Computers - 337 pages
* This is the "user manual" that didn't come with any of the 30 million GPS receivers currently in use, showing readers how to modify, tweak, and hack their GPS to take it to new levels!
* Crazy-cool modifications include exploiting secret keycodes, revealing hidden features, building power cords and cables, hacking the battery and antenna, protecting a GPS from impact and falls, making a screen protector, and solar-powering a GPS
* Potential power users will take the function and performance of their GPS to a whole new level by hacking into the firmware and hacking into a PC connection with a GPS
* Fear not! Any potentially dangerous mod (to the device) is clearly labeled, with precautions listed that should be taken
* Game time! Readers can check out GPS games, check into hacking geocaching, and even use a GPS as a metal detector
 

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These titles furnish ideas for doing more with GPS, with Hacking focusing on hardware, firmware, and software modifications to improve performance or enhance users' experience and Mapping stressing finding, downloading, and creating maps (companion web site: Read full review

Contents

GPS Secrets
3
Building GPS Data Cables and Power Cords
13
Contents
33
Power Hacks
41
Antenna Hacks
61
Setting Up a Reradiating Antenna in a Car
75
Protecting Your GPS
87
Contents
100
GPS Data
165
Examining the Data
195
More Data Tricks
223
Turning Your PC into a HighPrecision Atomic Clock
236
Other Uses for GPS Data
246
Summary
252
Playtime
253
Summary
287

Mounting GPS
108
Software Hacks
123
Making Connections
147
Data Hacking
163
GPS Games
289
GPS Primer
303
Glossary
317
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About the author (2005)

Kathie Kingsley-Hughes has authored several technical/programming books and contributes regularly to a variety of forums on GPS and other high-tech outdoor devices. A zealous hiker, backpacker, and geocacher, she is rarely seen without her GPS (and usually a digital camera, spare batteries, sleeping bag, and similar survival gear!)

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