By Robert J. Sweet

ISBN-10: 0071410759

ISBN-13: 9780071410755

ISBN-10: 007142573X

ISBN-13: 9780071425735

The handbook you need had include your GPS receiver. "GPS for Mariners" summarizes crucial international positioning method suggestions, explains the buttons, monitors, and menus of your GPS receiver, and solutions your whole questions. packed with useful illustrations and hands-on examples, this entire and useful advisor exhibits you ways to: turn into an educated GPS shopper and person; attach GPS for your laptop, autopilot, and radar; navigate with GPS utilizing waypoints and routes; use an digital chartplotter or navigation software program to plot and computer screen your path; make the most of the numerous capabilities on your GPS to securely and enjoyably succeed in your vacation spot even if less than sail or strength; improve your receiver's functionality with WAAS, DGPS, and correct antenna placement; grasp complex techniques.'A must-buy for either skilled and beginner boaters who are looking to get the main from their GPS navigation platforms' - Kenneth J. Cirillo, vp, C-Map/USA. 'Great booklet! "GPS for Mariners" exhibits boaters easy methods to use GPS with charts or even find out how to use electronic charts for making plans and navigating together with your GPS' - Edward D. Markham, president, Maptech Inc. 'A must-read for a person making plans to navigate with GPS' - Robert P.David, earlier president, nationwide Boating Federation, former nationwide schooling officer, U.S. strength Squadrons.

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Measuring latitude is shown here; longitude is measured the same way in the horizontal direction. FIGURE 4-2. surement to the latitude scale on either side of the chart. Similarly, longitude is measured between the waypoint and a vertical grid line, and read on the horizontal scale at the top or bottom of the chart, as shown in figure 4-2. The latitude and longitude are indicated by degrees, minutes, and tenths of minutes. Make sure you are reading in the proper direction on each scale. Next, the coordinates are measured in the same way for the destination waypoint, as illustrated in figure 4-3.

For a variety of reasons, the GPS data can become faulty—usually as a result of equipment failure or mistaken entry/ reading of data. It is imperative that you maintain a “physical” relationship between the actual position of the boat and what the electronic devices are telling you. Typically, the GPS receiver is the primary means of determining position in electronic navigation. Other instruments such as radar and electronic compasses provide information regarding the surrounding environment and the related heading of the boat.

The Magnetic North Pole is located in northern Canada. If you are on a boat in the Atlantic, you will find that the compass indicates north is to the left (west) of true north. This is called a westerly variation. Conversely, if you are in the Pacific, the compass shows you to be to the east of true north. This is called an easterly variation. These variations must be corrected to use the grid lines on a chart for navigation. FIGURE 4-4. 36 Using Your GPS Receiver cation. Lines of equal variation called isogonics may be found in various reference materials.

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