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Global Positioning System (GPS)

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Global Positioning System (GPS) - definitions

GPS - Source: PreANVIL Glossary External

Global Positioning System: (1) a network of satellites that interact with special receivers to position the receiver relative to the Earth. (2) describing the generic approach to using a network of satellites to deliver a positioning service. Although GPS can be used to determine location very precisely (within centimeters given the correct controls and proper use, it does not solve all the problems of location determination in GIS databases.

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Source: Open Geospatial Consortium, 17 June 2011 08:45:18, External

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GPS - [GPS] Acronym for Global Positioning System. A system of radio-emitting and -receiving satellites used for determining positions on the earth. The orbiting satellites transmit signals that allow a GPS receiver anywhere on earth to calculate its own location through trilateration. Developed and operated by the U.S. Department of Defense, the system is used in navigation, mapping, surveying, and other applications in which precise positioning is necessary.

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Source: esri, 03 May 2012 09:05:49, External

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