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USPS Basic Plotting Guide Booklet

The Basic Plotting Guide will provide the link between the two methods by explaining the basics of how to use your GPS and plot on paper charts.  


Teaches basic concepts in coastal and inland navigation. Explains how to measure latitude and longitude of a point on your chart for entry into your GPS. Details how to plot a position using latitude and longitude given by the GPS. Describes how to plot, measure and label course lines on a chart. Designed by the United States Power Squadrons.


  • An excellent summary and overview of charts
  • Focuses on navigation and plotting