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GPS for Everyone
How the Global Positioning System Can Work for You
by Rick Smith (June 13, 2001)


You may have seen an in-car navigation system in a new vehicle and wondered how the car knew where it was on the road. Or you may have used a handheld device to find your way down a hiking trail and wondered how an inexpensive handheld device could accurately pinpoint your location. The book GPS for Everyone will help answer your questions and show you how this GPS (Global Positioning System) technology will be impacting your life.

GPS for Everyone not only guides you through the basics, but also gives details on how this top secret military project is now providing precision position information to farmers, civil engineers, pilots, fisherman and others. Other topics in this book include:

  • GPS Receivers

  • GPS on Land, Water and Air

  • Differential GPS (DGPS)

  • Defense uses of GPS

    This free system (no monthly fee) of overhead satellites, courtesy of your tax dollars, is finding new uses every day. In fact, new cellular phones will have small GPS receivers built into them, so that operators can accurately locate your cell phone in an emergency.

    This book also provides:

  • an extensive glossary of terms, acronyms, and phrases

  • a listing of GPS related companies

  • a bibliography of useful sources of further information

    GPS for Everyone: How the Global Positioning System Can Work for You is 359 pages (over 15 chapters) and is available in paperback (ISBN: 0-9659667-5-5, $24.95)

    Copyright 2006 Rick Smith All rights reserved.

    Article Indexes
      Products Index
      People Index
      Events Index

    Product Briefs
    Desktop PCs & Servers
      Ergo Thunder Brick 2
    Eizo FlexScan Displays
    Future Power epower
    HP NetServer LXr 8500
    Meridian Snap! Server
    Digital Cameras
      3Com HomeConnect
    Agfa ePhoto 780c
    Canon A5 Zoom
    Kodak DC265
    Minolta 3D 1500
    Nikon D1
    Olympus C2000
    Sharp VN-EX1U MPEG4
    Toshiba PDR-M4 & M5
    Notebooks & Mobile
      3Com Palm VII
    Fosa Mini Notebook
    Pionex Elite
    Quantex Celeron Laptop
    Sharp Actius PC-A250
    Sony F250/F290 Notebooks
    Talontek MPC-2000
    Mobile/Wireless Communications
      3Com 56K GSM Modem
    Novatel Merlin Modem
    Xircom Ethernet CompactCard
    Mobile Software
      Etak Traffic Touch
    DataViz Documents To Go
    Softbook E-book System
      Agfa SnapScan Touch
    Visioneer Strobe Pro
      Brother MP-21 C Portable
    Tektronix Phaser 780
    Xerox 480cx
    Software & Books
      Avid Cinema for Windows
    Caere PageKeeper Pro
    Corex Area Code Fix
    Docent Outliner
    Macmillan Office 2K Books
    Paragon FoneSync
    Symantec pcAnywhere 9.0
    Sybari Antigen 5.5
    V-Communications AutoSave
      InFocus 330
    Mitsubishi S120
      Club Photo
    Intelliquis Traffic Builder
    NETSilicon NET+Works
    Panasite Web Builder
      Calluna 250 Mb PCCard
    Castlewood 2.2Gb ORB
    Iomega Clik!
    Teac CD-W 54E
    Batteries & Power
      Duracell Ultra Battery
    Electrofuel PowerPad
    Eveready Energizer ACCU
    Graphics & Video
      Belkin USB Video Bus
    Daeyang VR Headset
    Kodak/Intel Picture CD
    Nogatech USB TV
    Number Nine SR9
      Logitech Cordless mouse
    Raritan Switchman
    Targus USB MiniMouse
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