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Looking for Directions? Ask GPS

Looking for Directions?

God bless America. God bless Columbus for his discovery of America. If he had a handheld GPS during those days, he could have spent more time with his family on San Blas than he did with his ill-deserved conquest, Columbus. My GPS on trips is a lifesaver. It can save you so much time and frustration through delineating and predicting motion better than a person who has no idea of the coordinate system and lost you at sea level. Here are a few uses for a GPS on the road: Parking. When you stop for the night or you have an extended stay, you don’t have to race to find a parking space. You can tell what parking you’re in right away by looking out for the telltale turn signals of other drivers. You see turn signals of other drivers that you have passed yet you aren’t in their spot. If you stay in a crowded area, you’ll soon give up that comfortable No Smoking sign. I’ve had it happen. It’s nice to know that GPS guides you to the nearest gas station or another parking lot with plenty of room. To take breaks. I’m on airplanes a lot these days. Sometimes I wear electronic protective glasses (e.g., Oakley Aviator5,J 480ensis) which prevents me from smoking and ensures good vision. But sometimes I’m the first one to board and there’s no one to pass the prescriptions to me. It’s nice to have a pocket travel guide. Be careful! Drive slowly! Most car drivers are impatient. You aren’t always sure on what speed limit you’re already driving at. When you stop for the night, get out and walk the street and familiarize yourself with the surroundings. Better yet, walk the neighborhood and get a feel for the neighborhoods. Use your electronic device at street crossings. The same way you would use a map. If you’ve rented a car, ship a GPS unit and map to the car hire location and compare the two. Hire car drivers who will interpret map locations for you. It will help you know about added confusion, speed limits and directions. How many times have you sat in a car, heard your radio screech, and wondered what went on? Every time. Whether you use hands-free or ear-piece GPS system, you will wonder this question when the next car goes by. Well, I’m glad you asked! Here’s what you need to know about navigating using a GPS system. GPS means having to follow a signal from your device or a stick of asphalt to find your destination. Until you learn how it works and how to tell the GPS what to do, you’ll have to use the breadcrumb Trail school. If you just learn how to use the breadcrumb Trail school, you will learn how to navigate on the go with GPS, without having to bring a map anywhere. Just show up, download the Trailschool, and navigate your way. There are two types of maps you’ll need when going on a GPS tour. Interactive and non-interactive. The breadcrumb Trail school uses the GPS program from the Garmin Foretex Bravo(TM) neighborhoods and the options provided by other GPS accessories. It has been chosen, further, by the vast majority of GPS certified users. It is simply the best. If you own a GPS, buy the Livescribe Map/ Directions book that comes with the Garmin Foretex Bravo(TM) neighborhoods. That’ll teach you the basics. You don’t need the GPS model to use the breadcrumb Trail school. It works great with the Garmin Foretex Scout 5030 Users Guide only. So how do you use the breadcrumb Trail school if you aren’t able to afford GPS? It goes without saying that the breadcrumb Trail school is a great educational tool. It can be used as such, but more than one GPS can be used with it. Most GPS units don’t work very well with other units. What you typically need to do is use other GPS units with the breadcrumb Trail school. For example, if you use a GPS without a link or a map, you simply need to display the map within the screen of the GPS at the highest tilt for maximum effect. Only then should you look for landmarks. What I’ve done in this regard is to use the Map View feature found within the GPS, this allows you to view whatever map or map tiles you like. So it allows you to see a portion of a larger panoramic map without actually crossing it. I’m sure there’s more to it, but this is how I’ve utilized it. The majority of the wakeboarding hills I’ve seen are actually high. You’ll find the highest of the high hills usually about 3kms outside of the urban area.

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