The Ins and Outs of GPS

Don't get lost, turn left at the next road.

For millions of Americans, navigating via GPS devices has become part of everyday life. Many of us rely on their sweetly spoken, step-by-step directions to reach our destinations, especially when we’re in unfamiliar territory.

But there’s more to GPS than getting around in your car. GPS can come in handy in your woods as well. A GPS unit can help you map property boundaries and trails, measure areas for forest health activities like plantings, and even stay safe during outdoor activities.

To make the most of these capabilities, it helps to know a little about how GPS works and what it can and can’t do. This section will cover everything you need to know:

A GPS device that fits your budget and your needs can be a valuable tool for managing your land. Once you get a sense of what GPS is and what it can do, you’ll be better equipped to decide if it’s the right tool for you.

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