The most complete, easy-to-use GPS book available written by an acclaimed GPS instructor and aimed at outdoor adventurers of all kinds, covering the fundamentals of navigation and the latest in GPS receivers and technology, including GPS-enabled phones.
Dieser Bestseller in der Reihe Praxis hat bereits drei aktualisierte Nachauflagen erlebt. Aufgrund des großen Interesses und der rasanten technischen Entwicklung erscheint die 5. Auflage als Komplettrelaunch mit deutlich erweitertem Umfang. Noch mehr Augenmerk wird auf den technischen Hintergrund und die Funktionsdetails der Geräte sowie auf die Anwendungsfälle in der Outdoor-Praxis gelegt. So kommen jetzt auch Kanufahrer auf ihre Kosten. In bewährter Form erklärt der Autor komplizierteste technische Sachverhalte allgemein verständlich, unterstützt durch viele Abbildungen und Übersichten.- GPS-Grundlagen: Funktionsweise, Vorteile, Grenzen, Genauigkeit, Fehlerquellen, Risiken- Gerätevergleich und Kaufberatung- GPS-Funktionen, Menü, Straßennavigation- Orientierung: geodätisches u. geographisches Gitter- Navigation, praktische Anwendung unterwegs, GPS mit Karte und Kompass, digitale Landkarten.
The Trail Hound's Handbook aims to turn children on to nature and hiking by introducing them to the highly skilled, naturally enthusiastic trail guide that is the family dog. The book reinvents the hiking guidebook as a pet-focused, outdoor activity guide for children and their families. With a lighthearted voice and a slew of fun facts, the format provides immediate pay-off to the curious hiking novice and dog-loving kid, as well as valuable, common-sense skills to support a lifetime of outdoor adventure. The book's companion website, KidsHikeDogsHike.com invites young trail hounds to share their own dog-powered adventures with the world. Like the book, the website aims to keep the topic fun and dynamic, offering select news, and useful resource links, as well as fun, related videos and activities.
Universal navigation is accessible primarily through smart phones providing users with navigation information regardless of the environment (i.e., outdoor or indoor). Universal Navigation on Smartphones provide the most up-to-date navigation technologies and systems for both outdoor and indoor navigation. It also provides a comparison of the similarities and differences between outdoor and indoor navigation systems from both a technological stand point and user’s perspective. All aspects of navigation systems including geo-positioning, wireless communication, databases, and functions will be introduced. The main thrust of this book presents new approaches and techniques for future navigation systems including social networking, as an emerging approach for navigation.
Assistive technology for cognition is technology which can be used to enable, enhance, or extend cognitive function. This book systematically examines how cutting-edge digital technologies can assist the cognitive function of people with cognitive impairments, with the potential to revolutionize rehabilitation. Technologies are reviewed which direct attention, remind, recognize, prompt, and generally guide people through activities of daily living. Written by experts in neuropsychology and technology development, Assistive Technology for Cognition provides a comprehensive overview of the efficacy of technologies to assist people with brain impairments. Based on the list provided by the International Classification of Function, each chapter covers a different cognitive function; namely, attention, memory, affect, perception, executive function, language, numeracy, sequencing, and navigation onto which existing and future assistive technologies for cognition are mapped. This structure provides in-depth research in an accessible way, and will allow practitioners to move from an assessment of cognitive deficits to the prescription of an appropriate assistive technology for cognition. The chapters also make suggestions for future developments. Assistive Technology for Cognition will be of great interest to clinicians and researchers working in brain injury rehabilitation, technology developers, and also to students in clinical psychology, neuropsychology, and allied health disciplines.
* GPS chapter completely updated to reflect newer models and features of GPS receivers now available * Expanded to include a section on routefinding on glaciers, along with additional information on changing declination * Extensive illustrated examples of orientation and wilderness navigation Proceed with confidence when heading off-road or off-trail with the second edition of Wilderness Navigation. Whether you are climbing a glacier, orienteering in the backcountry, or on an easy day hike, Mike and Bob Burns cover all the latest technology and time-tested methods to help you learn to navigate-from how to read a map to compasses and geomagnetism. Bob Burns is a long-time member of The Mountaineers. He has taught classes in the use of map and compass since the late 1970s. Mike Burns is an avid climber. He has instructed climbing and navigation classes, and written articles for Climbing magazine. Part of the The Mountaineers Outdoor Basics series! Created for beginning-to-intermediate enthusiasts, this series includes everything anyone would need to know about staying safe and having fun in the backcountry.
These proceedings of the SAI Intelligent Systems Conference 2016 (IntelliSys 2016) offer a remarkable collection of papers on a wide range of topics in intelligent systems, and their applications to the real world. Authors hailing from 56 countries on 5 continents submitted 404 papers to the conference, attesting to the global importance of the conference’s themes. After being reviewed, 222 papers were accepted for presentation, and 168 were ultimately selected for these proceedings. Each has been reviewed on the basis of its originality, novelty and rigorousness. The papers not only present state-of-the-art methods and valuable experience from researchers in the related research areas; they also outline the field’s future development.
Advances in electronic location technology and the coming of age of mobile computing have opened the door for location-aware applications to permeate all aspects of everyday life. Location is at the core of a large number of high-value applications ranging from the life-and-death context of emergency response to serendipitous social meet-ups. For example, the market for GPS products and services alone is expected to grow to US$200 billion by 2015. Unfortunately, there is no single location technology that is good for every situation and exhibits high accuracy, low cost, and universal coverage. In fact, high accuracy and good coverage seldom coexist, and when they do, it comes at an extreme cost. Instead, the modern localization landscape is a kaleidoscope of location systems based on a multitude of different technologies including satellite, mobile telephony, 802.11, ultrasound, and infrared among others. This lecture introduces researchers and developers to the most popular technologies and systems for location estimation and the challenges and opportunities that accompany their use. For each technology, we discuss the history of its development, the various systems that are based on it, and their trade-offs and their effects on cost and performance. We also describe technology-independent algorithms that are commonly used to smooth streams of location estimates and improve the accuracy of object tracking. Finally, we provide an overview of the wide variety of application domains where location plays a key role, and discuss opportunities and new technologies on the horizon. Table of Contents: Introduction / The Global Positioning System / Infrared and Ultrasonic Systems / Location Esimation with 802.11 / Cellular-Based Systems / Other Approaches / Improving Localization Accuracy / Location-Based Applications and Services / Challenges and Opportunities / References
This unique collection is the post-conference proceedings of the 4th "International Conference on Field and Service Robotics" (FSR). This book has authoritative contributors and presents current developments and new directions in field and service robotics. The book represents a cross-section of the current state of robotics research from one particular aspect: field and service applications, and how they reflect on the theoretical basis of subsequent developments.
GPS For Dummies gives new meaning to finding yourself. Infact, with a GPS (global positioning system) receiver, you candetermine precisely where you are anywhere on this planet. Ifyou’re are planning on buying a GPS receiver or if you haveone and want to get your money’s worth, this guide tells youwhat you need to know, including: Basic GPS principles and concepts such as waypoints, routes,tracks, and coordinate systems Recommended features for GPS receivers to be used in varioustypes of activities, including hiking, mountain biking, crosscountry skiing, geocaching, hunting, ATVing, mapping, and more How to do digital mapping on your computer, including softwarepackages you can use to work with aerial photos, topographic maps,and road maps The main providers of digital map data for the U.S. and theirWeb sites The scoop on geocaching—a high-tech treasure hunt Written by Joel McNamara, avid outdoorsman, adventure racer,search and rescue team member, and author of Secrets of ComputerEspionage, GPS for Dummies is ideal for both ordinary travelersand exotic explorers. It covers a world of GPS info such as: Choosing features for a GPS receiver, including the screen, analarm, built-in maps, an electric compass, an altimeter, antennas,interface modes, and more Systems for traveling on the main roads and systems forexploring off the beaten path Using GPS with a PDA (personal digital assistant) Computer requirements for different mapping choices Topographic map software from Maptech, DeLorme, and NationalGeographic that’s for off-road use Using Web-hosted mapping services, including street maps,topographic maps, aerial photos, and U.S. government-producedmaps Incorporating GPS receivers into outdoor workouts, with tipsfor specific sports including cycling, golf, rowing, and more A companion Web site has links to all kinds of free maps andresources. So explore on your computer and then explore for real!With GPS for Dummies, you’ll find yourself havingadventures!
Maps have power--they can instruct, make life easier, mislead, or even lie. This engaging text provides the tools to read, analyze, and use any kind of map and assess its strengths and weaknesses. Requiring no advanced math skills, the book presents basic concepts of symbolization, scale, coordinate systems, and projections. It gives students a deeper understanding of the types of maps they encounter every day, from turn-by-turn driving directions to the TV weather report. Readers also learn how to use multiple maps and imagery to analyze an area or region. The book includes 168 figures, among them 22 color plates; most of the figures can be downloaded as PowerPoint slides from the companion website. Appendices contain a glossary, recommended resources, a table of commonly used projections, and more.
Instead of guiding travelers through the arduous task of hiking the entire PCT, the goal of this book is to help plan trips that incorporate hiking on the PCT in Northern California, whether hikers have just an afternoon to spare or want to escape for the entire weekend. The author's hike choices most often include the opportunity for a wilderness swim or a summit hike to take in outstanding views. Maps and elevation graphs were carefully produced using GPS data collected by the author while out on the trail.