What Is GPS?

How does GPS work?

What does GPS stand for?

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a navigation tool that enables you to determine your location by using maps that GPS satellites find. GPS satellites circle the earth twice a day in a very precise orbit and transmit signal information to earth.

How accurate is GPS?

GPS receivers are extremely accurate,because they a parallel multi-channel design. Parallel channel receivers are very fast and lock onto satellites when first turned on and they maintain strong locks, even in thick forests or in city's with skyskrapers.

GPS and Mobile Phones

Using GPS on your phone can mean that you can figure out exactly where you are and to get turn-by-turn directions to where you're going. With the right software or service package, your phone can pinpoint your location, give directions to your destination and provide information about nearby businesses.

The Future of GPS

The future of global positioning system is bright as predictions range for its usage. It was estimatedin 2010 that there would be 50 million new users of global postioning system. For example:

  • Ships
  • Aircrafts
  • Military systems
  • Farm vehicles
  • Automobiles

Now that GPS has expanded to these vehicles, mobile phones and now it is so advanced that google have brought out google latitude which allows you too see not only where you are but where other people are. Just by signing in you can find friends who are also logged in.