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GPS devices are wonderfully capable but also complicated for the new user. GPS Primer provides GPS info explained in simple, everyday terms to get you started on the right foot in your travels.


So, you have (or want) a Global Positioning Satellite Receiver or "GPS." You may have one from Garmin or TomTom. But how do you use it? How does it work? Here at GPS Primer, we take the mystery out of using a GPS. Our tutorial explains how it works and how to make it work for you in easy, straightforward terms. This tutorial focuses on handheld GPS receivers used by hikers and geocaching. But the basic principles presented here apply to all models. Learn these first, and you will be in a better position to understand the many other features of GPS units.

And who are we, you ask? Part of our real "day" job is to teach new people how to use a GPS at places we have worked. This tutorial is the genuine collected wisdom from our personal experience instructing beginners.

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