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Web Links & References

There are thousands of web pages about maps, GPS, orienteering (finding your way), and all sorts of outdoor activities.

Some are listed here, and a quick web search can help you find more on a specific topic.

Beyond the world wide web, there are Usenet and other discussion groups online.

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World Wide Web Links

Our Link & Reference Categories:

Search Engines

A good place to start is one of the web search services:

the Global Positioning System (GPS)

GPS Receiver Manufacturers

Wine Cellar

GPS Rcvr. Interface Software, Info.

Pump Jacks

GPS/MAP Tracking Software

  • DeLorme
    DeLorme offsers several GPS and/or MAP products. "TOPO USA", claims to cover the entire US, with detailed road and topography data on 4 CD-ROMs for $99. Some products have provisions for GPS tracking. "Tripmate" includes GPS Receiver and digital road maps.
    Both packages are available for Windows or Palm Pilot.

  • Fugawi Moving Map Navigation Software
    Windows GPS Interface and map plotting/tracking software.
    Supports user-scanned maps and USGS "DRG" maps on CD-ROM.

  • GPSy (TM) -- Macintosh GPS Communications.
    Macintosh GPS Interface and map plotting/tracking software.
    Supports user-scanned maps and USGS "DRG" maps on CD-ROM.

  • MacGPS Pro
    Macintosh to GARMIN GPS Interface and map plotting/tracking software.

  • QuoVadis
    Street-level mapping system for the 3Com PalmPilot, Palm III and IBM WorkPad.

GPS Rcvr. Interface Cables, Info.

  • Most GPS receiver manuafacturers can provide a cable to interface their unit to a Windows or DOS PC.

  • GPSy (TM) -- GPS Data Cables
    Interface cables for the Macintosh, and a reference for making your own cables.

  • MacGPS Pro
    Cables to link a GARMIN GPS Receiver to a Macintosh.

Differential GPS Equip. & Service


Agriculture, Aircraft, Marine, Survey

GPS Consulting & Programming

Publications, Discussions, Issues

Maps & Mapping


United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Point Bluffs

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

U.S. Census Bureau

Map-related software

Free Maps Online

Map Link Pages

Purple Iris

Outdoor Recreation & Parks

Search and Rescue

De-Archiving Software


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Reference Books

A sampling of books available.

GPS Land Navigation
by Michael Ferguson - Glassford Publishing, Boise 1997
Excellent book on navigation - with and without GPS, maps, or compass.

Maps for America
by Morris Thompson - United States Geological Survey
Good description of the USGS maps and how they are made.

by Jack McCormac - Prentice Hall
Overview of Professional Surveying

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