|GPS for Dummies, 2nd Edition 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
- Provides coverage of the increasingly popular sport of
"geocaching," in which people hunt for a canister hidden at precise geographic
- 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 disaster response set him apart from
other people writing about this topic.