GPS technology is rapidly changing how people find their way around
the Earth. Whether it befor fun, saving lives, getting there faster, or whatever use you can dream up, GPS navigation isbecomingmore common
every day. We hope that this guide will give you enough information to get you involvedinthe fun that awaits you.
What is GPS[B1]?
Global Positioning System. A network of satellites that continuously transmit codedinformation, which makes it possible to precisely identify locations on earth by measuring distance fromthesatellites
As stated in the definition above, GPS stands for Global Positioning
System, and refersto agroup of U.S. Department of Defense satellites constantly circling the earth. The satellites
transmitvery lowpower radio signals allowing anyone with a GPS receiver to
determine their location on Earth.This remarkable system was not cheap to build, costing the U.S. billions of dollars. OngoingMaintenance,including the launch of replacement satellites,
adds to the cost of the system. Amazingly, GPS actuallyPredates
the introduction of the personal computer. Its designers may not have foreseen aDay when we would be carrying small portable receivers, weighing less than a pound thatwouldNot only tell us where we are in position coordinates (latitude/longitude), but would evendisplay our location on an electronic map along with cities, streets and more.
Who uses GPS
GPS has a variety of applications on land, at sea and in the air.Basically,GPS allows you to record or create locations from places on the earth and help younavigateto and from those spots. GPS can be used everywhere except where it’s impossible toreceivethe signal such as inside buildings; in caves, parking garages, and other subterranean