Global Positioning System(
Abdallah M. Samy
Entomology DepartmentFaculty of scienceAin Shams University
What is GPS?
Global Navigation Satellite System developed by US Department of defense.
uses a constellation of between 24 and 32 Medium Earth Orbit satellitesthat transmit precise microwave signals, that enable GPS receivers todetermine their current location, the time, and their velocity.
SatelliteMicrowave signal GPS receiverLocationTimeVelocitySometimes;Environmentalconditions
Why GPS is a useful tool in thestudy of Ecology?
GPS has become a widely used aid to navigationworldwide.
useful tool for map-making, land surveying, commerce,scientificuses, and hobbiessuch as geocaching.
the precise time reference is used in many applicationsincluding scientific study of earthquakes, andsynchronizationof telecommunicationsnetworks.
Traffic signal timing