Hikers & Backpackers Guide to GPS
- Format: DVD
- Release Date: 5/26/2009
Make getting lost a thing of the past. Your hikes will be more fun & worry free with the right GPS. Learn how to pick the GPS that fits your budget & hit the trail. GPS gives hikers the peace of mind of knowing where they are, where they've been & where they're headed. Handheld GPS units are made for a variety of outdoor uses and operation manuals are not provided specifically for hiking applications. This program focuses entirely on their use and benefits for hiking and safety purposes. Instead of relying solely on a paper map and compass, hikers can use GPS to navigate the great outdoors whether on a one day hike or a long, extended trip. When it comes to choosing a GPS, there's a myriad of choices. This DVD teaches you the features that are of most utilized by the hiker and backpacker and how to use each one. You'll learn what GPS is, how it works and what it can do for hikers/backpackers. Since there is a long list of features and functions available for the numerous makes and models of GPS receivers, we'll show you what to look for in a receiver. You'll learn: Setting up your GPS * Use of different map formats * Planning your hike * How to set up waypoints * Marking and saving your position * Going to a location * Planning, forming and following routes around obstructions * Advantage of a barometric altimeter * Plotting elevation profiles * Using the GPS compass v's an electronic one * Saving trails * the return trip * and many, many more GPS features to enhance your hikes.