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Table Of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
What I hope to accomplish in this book
Which GPS receivers I address
My experiences and qualifications
A brief history of this book
Chapter 2 How GPS Works
Basic GPS
Selective Availability, SA
Differential GPS
What your GPS does when it starts up
Chapter 3 Issues
How to become proficient
GPS fixation
GPS dependence
Operator Error
Figure 3-1
Figure 3-2
Figure 3-3
Hazards not depicted
Signal Availability
Detecting Signal Loss
Channel marker collisions
Traffic in Low Visibility
Using GPS to avoid collisions
GPS and Terror
Chapter 4 Choosing a GPS receiver
Total Cost
Computer connection
Mapping GPS
Figure 4-1
Figure 4-2
Marine vs. Generic
Aviation GPS Receivers
Automotive receivers
Figure 4-3
Figure 4-4
Figure 4-5
Figure 4-6
Built in Altimeter and Compass
Receiver performance
Dead Reckoning
Cell phones and GPS
Chapter 5 Location Data
Appropriateness of data
Mark Present Position
Marking on the map screen
A little extra background on datums
Location Format
Latitude and Longitude
UTM, Universal Transverse Mercator
Various other Grids
Physical Charts and Maps
From the Internet
Google Earth
Figure 5-4
Figure 5-5
Figure 5-6
Figure 5-7
Google Maps
Figure 5-8
Figure 5-9
Figure 5-10
Figure 5-11
Figure 5-12
Mapping Programs
Delorme www.delorme.com
Microsoft Streets and Trips
GPS Manufactures’ Mapping and Data Software
National Geocgraphic http://maps.nationalgeographic/top
Ozi Explorer www.oziexplorer.com
Other software
Ordinary Road Maps
Chapter 6 Connecting your GPS to the computer
Data Formats
Garmin POI Loader
Figure 6-1
PC Programs
G7toWin http://www.gpsinformation.org/ronh/
EasyGPS www.easygps.com
Ozi Explorer http://www.oziexplorer.com
GPS software for the Mac
Chapter 7 Navigation Terminology
Figure 7-1
What is North?
COURSE-- synonym DTK(desired track)
TKE, Track error
OFF COURSE, XTK (cross track error)
Terminology Example
Chapter 8 Navigation Displays
Map Display
Bearing Pointer, Compass, or RMI
HSI or Course Pointer
Highway Screen
Other navigation screens
Which screen should you use?
Setting up the map display for navigation
Data Fields
Figure 8-5
The variations:
Chapter 9 Two Dimensional Vehicle Navigation
When this chapter does not apply:
Navigating to a point using BEARING and TRACK information
Figure 9-1
Homing verses tracking
Navigating along a line using COURSE information
Figure 9-6
Navigating to a point using course information
Great Circle
Figure 9-8
Figure 9-9
Chapter 10 Two Dimensional Navigation on foot
Which activities does this chapter apply to?
Track vs. Heading
What data and displays are still useful without TRACK?
Basic BEARING and a compass technique
Figure 10-4
Which Screen to navigate with
Magnetic North
Figure 10-7
Other navigation clues
Figure 10-8
More Tricks
Using True North
Aligning the GPS screen
Figure 10-9
Foot navigation for the urban tourist
Finding Points of Interest
Figure 10-10
Figure 10-11
More information on using a Map and Compass
Chapter 11 Routes
What is a route?
First leg uses the second waypoint
Evaluating routes
Waypoint and leg sequencing
Creating a route using the map display
Enroute GOTO
Is the receiver capable of an enroute GOTO?
Executing an enroute GOTO
Figure 11-3
Figure 11-4
Example: Setup of Manchester Channel
Example: Route between a chain of lakes
Figure 11-6
Figure 11-7
Figure 11-8
Chapter 12 Path navigation
Figure 12-1
Figure 12-2
Figure 12-3
Using the computer to create the route
Magellan adaptive technique
Another example
Figure 12-4
Chapter 13 Using Maps with an unknown or no grid
A little math of conversion review
Bearing reciprocal calculation technique
Creating Waypoints from known Waypoints
Bearing and Distance method
UTM method
Example using a reference point
Figure 13-1
END relative to reference points
Some Bearing and Distances
Figure 13-2
Figure 13-3
Figure 13-4
How well did the methods work?
Figure 13-5
Chapter 14 Advance techniques for generic maps
Bearing from two points method
Figure 14-1
User Grid Overview
Map Requirements
User Grid Preview
Figure 14-2
Figure 14-3
User Grid Technique
1. Renumber the grid if necessary
2. Enter the reference point into the GPS
3. Measure the point on the map in grid terms
4. Calculate meters per grid:
5. Calculate GPS scale:
7. Get Northing of the reference point
8. Set User Grid False Northing to:
9. You are finished setting up the GPS
User Grid Summary and worksheet
Chapter 15 Rowing, Kayaking, and Sailing
Rowing promotion
GPS techniques
VMG, Velocity Made Good
Figure 15-2
Chapter 16 Odds and Ends
Man Overboard – MOB
Measuring with a map display
Figure 16-1
Figure 16-2
Cartographic information
Geocaching and other different uses
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