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by Stephen W. Hinch

ePub Outdoor Navigation with GPS download
Author:
Stephen W. Hinch
ISBN13:
978-0966199932
ISBN:
0966199936
Language:
Publisher:
Annadel Press (April 20, 2007)
Category:
Subcategory:
Hunting & Fishing
ePub file:
1190 kb
Fb2 file:
1687 kb
Other formats:
mobi lit txt doc
Rating:
4.8
Votes:
273

Outdoor Navigation with GPS is an outstanding book. It takes you to the next level and contains a glossary to explaining terms not yet explained. This book has to be the bible of handheld GPS navigation.

Outdoor Navigation with GPS is an outstanding book. I can't really find anything to complain about.

Outdoor Navigation with GPS. 381 printed pages. With years of experience as a GPS instructor, Hinch is well-versed in all aspects of navigation and GPS use, and he covers them in a jargon-free, easy-to-follow style. Outdoor Recreation Lifestyle & Sports. For outdoor adventurers who hike, fish, kayak, cross-country ski, or mountain bike in the backcountry, a GPS receiver can help them reach their destination and return safely - but only if they know how to use it! Here is the guide to getting the most out of a GPS receiver, from basic consumer advice to advanced techniques. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Outdoor Navigation with GPS - Stephen W. Hinch. Instead, this book introduces the concepts of GPS navigation and illustrates them with the kinds of receivers used in the outdoors. Throughout this book are screen shots from numerous receivers from several manufacturers.

Outdoor Navigation with GPS book.

These desert explorations honed his navigational skills and taught him the importance of not getting lost

With years of experience as a GPS instructor, Hinch is well-versed in all aspects of navigation and GPS use, and he covers them in a jargon-free, easy-to-follow style. Books related to Outdoor Navigation with GPS. Skip this list.

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For outdoor adventurers who hike, fish, kayak, cross-country ski, or mountain bike in the backcountry, a GPS receiver can help them reach their destination and return safely - but only if they know how to use it! Here is the guide to getting the most out of a GPS receiver, from basic consumer advice to advanced techniques. It even includes fun solo and team games that utilize GPS.

AbeBooks is expert advice from a very experienced teacher. - Fred Zahradnik, About. com GPS, February 2008.

- Fred Zahradnik, About.

GPS has been called the greatest advance in outdoor navigation since the invention of the compass. Whether you are a backpacker on a multi-day trek or a mountain biker out for an afternoon ride, GPS can help you find your destination and return safely. This book shows you how to get the most from GPS in the outdoors.

You will learn:

- How to use a GPS receiver to do simple tasks like creating and navigating to waypoints

- Advanced techniques combining GPS with map and compass skills for more ambitious journeys

- What you need to know about such things as latitude and longitude, UTM coordinates, position formats, and map datums

- How to use GPS with a personal computer to simplify planning and to create accurate records of your journeys

- How to get started in the fast-growing new GPS sport of geocaching

- Unusual ways to have fun with GPS in the outdoors

- What to look for when buying a GPS receiver

- Up-to-date references to Internet web site resources

Emphasizing practical applications over technical theory, this is this ideal book for hikers, backpackers, cyclists, hunters, fishermen, kayakers, cross-country skiers, photographers, or anyone else who wants to learn how to use GPS in the wilderness.

  • First DO NOT GET THE KINDLE VERSION. It is weird on my Kindle reader and has thousands of pages listed, but jumps dozens of page numbers at a time to get to the next page. Sometimes it jumps too many, and I have to manually type in a list of trial page numbers to get to the real next page. Also, the printed book has technical illustrations which need to be viewed and used in precise dimensions, which the Kindle version warns are not correct in that format.

    As for the book itself, it is the most useful book on the subject I have found. Its one drawback is that it needs to be updated constantly to keep current with today's GPSr units. It tries to cover too wide a spectrum of handhelds, and becomes confusing as a result. There simply is too much variety in what different brands and even models within brands offer as operating methods and features.

    Advanced GPSr units seem to come with a horrible manual based on the assumption that the user is upgrading from a progression of simple to more complicated handhelds. If one buys a top of the line unit as a starter, the learning curve can be very steep. This book can be, for such a person, indispensable. The warnings, and the guidelines for getting out of trouble should your GPSr fail when "out in the woods" should be learned by anyone considering using such a unit in that situation.

    This book is the next best thing to having a private instructor take you through the process of learning about GPSr units and how to operate one in real world situations.

  • It's a great book geared towards navigating in the outdoors in particular, rather than autonavigation, marine navigation, etc. It goes in depth into how to use bearings, orienting yourself, direction finding, and a substantial amount of info in navigating without a GPS by using a compass, paper topo maps, the sun, the stars, and so forth.

    It is, by design, not an outdoor survival guide, but it does cover the basics for hiking and points to more detailed sources when necessary.

    I really enjoyed how well the author taught the concepts of latitude, longitude, bearings, datums, declination, and so forth.

    Towards the end of the book, the author even includes some fun GPS-based games you can organize, discusses geocaching, and compares different GPS receiver models.

    This book goes beyond the receiver's manual and actually teaches you how to navigate. One of the big points it makes is to find what direction you need to go, find an intermediate waypoint, PUT YOUR RECEIVER AWAY, and head off in the proper direction. This keeps you from walking over poison ivy, off of cliffs, into trees, and generally aware of your surroundings. Once you get to your intermediate destination, pull the receiver out and find your next step. I'm new to wilderness navigation and this was certainly an "aha" moment. Who wants to be focusing on the GPS device the whole time when you could be taking in the beauty of your surroundings instead!

  • I've been a basic-feature gps user for several years, but decided it was time to figure out the 80% of the buttons/features which were greek to me. This book was perfect for the task. I read it cover to cover (simultaneous with testing features on my newly aquired rino) in just a few hours -- time well spent. Text is sufficiently technical and detailed to fully capture the information, but written in an interesting and simple manner. I especially appreciated the correlation with compass and paper mapping techniques and the information on what to do if/when the gps unit fails (batteries dead, dropped and broken, etc.). Also agree with the reminder to "put away the electronic toy" and watch where you're going! After all, we go into the wild in order to see the wild -- not view it on a 2 inch screen.

    Only suggestion for future editions: some of the illustrations were too small to be maximally helpful. Since "the big picture" plus small details are both necessary to truly follow the examples related to paper mapping techniques, I would have preferred seeing the full map view (as is) plus a "blow up" illustration of the details.

  • Outdoor Navigation with GPS is an outstanding book. It takes you to the next level and contains a glossary to explaining terms not yet explained. This book has to be the bible of handheld GPS navigation.

    I concur with all reviewers who praise this book. I can't really find anything to complain about. The reviewer "JR"'s, complaints are completely false and unfounded. They obviously didn't read the book. The author goes into great detail explaining why one still needs a compass and maps.

    I did skip around and read chapters out of order. I own the Garmin 62s GPS. The book filled in a lot of information that I was missing. This book provides detailed information including origin, use and history of maps with suggestions for the reader.

    Great book! Can't go wrong. Worth every dime!

  • This is a great resource book for any outdoor enthusiast using a handheld GPSr. The book covers all the basics from how GPSs work, to understanding waypoints and bearings, and what to do and how to recover from a navigation disaster. After reading this book you will be better prepared for any outdoor experience using a GPS to its maximum potential. Learn primitive navigation techniques, trail mapping and even highway navigation using your GPSr. This book integrates an important chapter on fusing map and compass skills to compliment your GPS. Finally, if than wasn't enough, the author Stephen Hinch manages to squeeze in a chapter on Geocaching, naviagtions games and orienteering relay races. A great addition to your library on GPS and Navigation.