Have you ever lost your way when you were in a foreign country, state, or even your neighborhood? You could use a map to help orient yourself. But if you are in a foreign land, this is not always an easy task.
This is where the Global Positioning System (GPS) comes in. Using GPS, you can find out precisely where you are on earth, and, when equipped with the appropriate mapping software, you can get driving instructions to bring you to your destination.
In this chapter, I explain how GPS works and how you can equip your Windows XP notebook with a GPS receiver and mapping software. We will go driving with our GPS and even have a little Wi-Fi fun!!