Gps Navigation

Written by Beth Hrusch
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GPS navigation is achieved through the use of a receiver that accepts transmission from GPS satellites. Once used only by the military, GPS is now available for civilian use in situations where it is necessary to pinpoint one's position. This technology comes in handy when traveling in a vehicle or when engaged in outdoor sporting activities such as hiking, camping or hunting.

GPS Navigation for the Sportsman

Outdoor adventures often take one into unfamiliar territory. The use of a handheld GPS receiver can keep the outdoorsman from getting lost no matter where he or she is. These units are small and fit easily into the palm of the hand, making them easy to haul with your other gear. The GPS system coordinates data gathered from satellites that chart time, velocity and position to give anyone on earth an accurate determination of their exact position, among other things.

GPS navigation can involve the downloading of maps and local information into the GPS receiver. Anyone on the trail or in the woods can get a comprehensive picture of the local climate, weather activity and points of interest from their GPS units. Track logs save your different routes to give you an archive of paths for retracing your steps.

For the serious outdoorsman, GPS navigation can be an invaluable tool to chart the course and help keep you on it. For convenience, receivers can be mounted in a vehicle and then detached for use on the trail. For a complete picture of your place in your surroundings, there is no better technology than that available through GPS. Receivers are available from sporting stores specializing in tracking equipment and navigational aids for the outdoorsman.


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