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From the Author. In September 2002 I caught up with a group of Tenerife walkers at Lomo de las Lajas. They were interested in my use of GPS and pointed out an older man who was showing off his new GPS. I asked him how he was getting on with his GPS (a newer model than I was using) and he replied, “Oh, I haven’t read the manual yet.” After explaining how GPS could help him enjoy his walking more he got a bit flustered and said “anyway I know all the routes round here (actually he didn’t) and anyway I was 70 last week”. Being confused by a GPS is not unusual. Who do you ask for advice? In shops selling GPS the best advice you normally get is “its all in the manual”; except that the manuals can be as confusing as the instrument itself. I meet lots of walkers who have opinions on GPS, even though they have never used one, and lots who have bought one but couldn’t work out a use for this new gizmo. “GPS The Easy Way” is written for people thinking of buying a GPS and for people who have a GPS but have been confused by the manual; which are all yachting biased with reference to “man overboard” and “go to” functions. If you already have a GPS plus download lead and software such as Oziexplorer, GPSU or Fugawi, the this book is not for you because you are already up to GPS Advanced Use. But if you are looking for independent advice on how GPS could benefit your own UK land navigation then GPS The Easy Way at less than GBP5 is a wise investment that could save you from making a costly and time consuming mistake in what you purchase.