What is GPS?

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GPS, or global positioning system, allows people to understand their geographic location and guide them to new locations.

The system is built around 24 to 32 solar-powered spaced-out satellites that orbit Earth, constantly sending and receiving geographical data.

Because it is located in space, and due to its technological capabilities, GPS signals work in any sort of weather conditions, making it a reliable guiding tool.

Signals are received by GPS receivers such as navigators. Accuracy of location can vary between 100 to 10 meters.

Click next to understand how GPS works.

Name of Technology:

Global Positioning System

Year Introduced:

1978

Invented by :

Roger L. Easton, Ivan A. Getting, Bradford Parkinson.

Open Source or Proprietary:

Proprietary

Main technology category:

Hardware/Software

Patent:

Yes

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