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Do-It-Yourself GPS Repairing, Upgrading and Modding

Need to repair or mod your GPS (also known as Personal Navigation Device - PND)? Missing a service manual? Here is a collection of free take apart instructions, disassembly pictures, upgrade and repair manuals as well as do-it-yourself (DIY) tips and tricks for GPS devices.

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Stephen W. Hinch: Outdoor Navigation With GPS - Hiking, Geocaching, Canoeing, Kayaking, Fishing, Outdoor Photography, Backpacking, Mountain Biking, 2nd ed., 2007

Stephen W. Hinch: Outdoor Navigation With GPS Whether you're hiking , fishing, kayaking, cross-country skiing, or taking a mountain bike ride in the backcountry, a GPS receiver can help you reach your destination and return safely--but only if you know how to use it! Outdoor Navigation with GPS, the most complete, easy-to-use GPS book available, is your guide to getting the most out of a receiver, from basic consumer advice to advanced techniques. Starting with essential definitions such as UTM coordinate systems, position formats, and map datums, and moving on to creating "waypoints," and using your GPS with a computer, long-time GPS instructor Stephen W. Hinch breaks down the jargon and teaches you what you really need to know.


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