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GPS for Dummies

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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, t ...more
ebook, 412 pages
Published November 1st 2008 by For Dummies (first published May 21st 2004)
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Andy
Waste of money. My Toyota Prius came with a built-in GPS so I figured this book would clarify things for me, but it didn't. It addresses handheld GPS devices in general. It was no help to me at all. Meh!
Meter
free map websites:
libremap.org
doylesdartden.com/gis
macgpspro.com/html.newhtml/maplibrary...
lib.berkeley.edu/EART
lib.utexas.edu/maps
un.org/Depts/cartographic/english/htm...
reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/doc114?openform
oddens.geog.uu.nl/index.php(most comprehensive world wide listing)

websites:
GPSInformation.net
sci.geo.satellite-nav(newsgroup)- or groups.google.com/group/sci.geo.satel...
geocaching.com, forums.groundspeak.com/GL
edu-observatory.org/gps/gps.html(technical)
slashgeo.org (desktop mapping)
freeg
...more
Louis
First GPS worked, but not as well as newer ones. Still a very valid book to get the most from this type of gear.
Rick Vickers
Only for handheld GPS users, good read if you want to go beyond your GPS manual.
Don Gray
Been learning things about maps with this book.
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