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 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)
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