Richly illustrated and information-packed tools for anyone whose play or work takes them to remote areas. Basic Illustrated Using GPS, is a guide to practical field use of the Global Positioning System, written in simple language, with each new term explained as it´s used. This book is a wealth of useful backcountry navigation advice for beginners and experts alike. It also includes information on using GPS with the latest mapping software.Disocver how to: Pick the best GPS receiver for your specific needs. Read and pregrid topographic maps. Identify waypoints with various coordinate systems. Use GPS to navigate on land and water. Create your own maps with GPS software.