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UTM Using your GPS with the Universal Transverse Mercator Coordinate System Paperback – February 1, 2007
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If you use a GPS and have looked at the traditional latitude and longitude numbers and said to yourself "how will I ever find this on a map"...especially after seeing a map...this book is for you.
While UTM is based on the metric system, it's stupid simple to use once you understand it. And John makes it easy to understand...easy enough that you don't even need the "grid square" tool to estimate where a GPS location is on a map.
This is not, however, a map-and-compass book. You won't get any instruction on how to shoot a bearing, determine/calculate declination, etc. But how to use a GPS to plot a position on a map, it's excellent.
A comment has been made about the small size of the included grid tool scaled for 1:24,000 (7.5 minute topo map). The size is exactly one grid square, which makes the tool exceedingly handy for marking maps using the UTM grid. Yes, that does make the numbers for the protractor around the tool's edge small, but at 66 years of age and near-sighted, I still had no difficulty reading the numbers. I consider it another big plus that the author was kind enough to even include the tool.
The book's handy size, 5.5 X 8.5, makes it a go-to reference manual that will be used and used and used....
Many thanks to Mr. John Carnes for writing this book!!
This book has some specific examples of how to use UTM with your GPS and used a Garmin E-Trax for several examples.
I'd state that if you just want the basic instructions, they are available on-line or from a catalog offered by the manufacturer, but if you want to get into a little more detail the book will help you out.
As an example of where this book will go above and beyond is instructing on how to add UTM scales on a map not UTM coded.
I'm using this for a scouting group and the detail was appreciated.
Anyone who needs to learn the basics of UTM and it's use with Topographic maps should buy this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very informative and well written - easy to understand. What made it even better was the included UTM grid tool and the practice exercises with the scaled maps in the book.Published 2 months ago by C. Rucker
item describes the use of utm system in easily understood terms if you ever wanted to transfer coordinates from gps to your map get thisPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Works fine and fits in a pocket. Good directions explaining how to use it are included.Published 2 months ago by James M. Thayer III
Fits the bill perfectly. Just what I needed for teaching Map and Compass courses. My students liked it and will be ordering them on their own.Published 3 months ago by genecharris