GPS mapping: make your own maps

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Ten Mile Press, Nov 30, 2005 - Sports & Recreation - 374 pages
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This is the only comprehensive guide to mapping software that clearly explains how to interface your GPS receiver with your computer to create maps, annotate aerial photos, and even create 3-D maps. It includes where to find free software and maps, how to use aerial photos and satellite imagery, and how to view your favorite backcountry locations in 3-D.It brings sophisticated features once available only to professional cartographers within reach, at low cost or even free, to everyone who loves maps. Readers will discover how to make maps for free, download aerial photos, create and customize their own maps, use hidden tips and tricks, reduce the learning curve and get mapping right away, locate trailheads using a real-time moving map on a laptop or PDA, and how to best transfer information between a GPS, computer, and electronic maps.

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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


Section One Getting Started
A Short Course

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About the author (2005)

Rich Owings has been an avid outdoorsman for 30 years. An experienced explorer of the wilderness, he resides on California's wild and rugged North Coast. He is Executive Director of theMendocino Coast Botanical Gardens.

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