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Consumer Gadgets: 50 Ways to Have Fun and Simplify Your Life with Today’s Technology…and Tomorrow’s by Nicholas D. Evans

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Chapter 17. Finding Your Way: Magellan Meridian GPS Receivers

For anyone who is an avid outdoors type, handheld GPS devices can be great companions. These products are lightweight, robust, and can provide your geographic location to amazing levels of accuracy—often to within three meters or better. In addition, whether you are on land or at sea, they can help you plot your course and track your position by providing you with a wealth of data, including your heading, bearing, speed, direction, estimated time of arrival, nearby points of interest, and much more. Many products allow you to upload detailed regional maps onto the device so that you can see your position in relation to major and minor roads and pathways, vertical topographies, and points ...

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