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What is GPS ? Is it a navigator ?

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Asked by mikki, 09 Jan '08 04:51 pm
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GPS (Global Positioning System) is the only fully functional satellite navigational system which is available to the public. This system determines the exact position, speed and direction of the receiver.
The satellite sends in microwaves to the receiver which is sends back as a reply, for this system to pin point exact locations, there has to be an involvement of four separate satellites, to identify the location of the receiver on the X, Y, Z and Time axis.
Answered by Quest, 12 Mar '13 04:19 pm

 
  
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Global positioning system
Answered by raj agarwala, 28 Jul '08 08:23 pm

 
  
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GPS devices are available in the market(US) and looks like a large cell phone. It gives you the exact position where you are now. It will provide the latitude and longitude of your current place and nearby places. It will also provide you the distace of important places from your place. If you are moving then it will give the speed at which you are moving. So many other features are also there. It's a great device and cost around $300.
Answered by S.R.Patnaik, 09 Jan '08 05:03 pm

 
  
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The Global Positioning System (GPS) is the only fully functional Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). Utilizing a constellation of at least 24 Medium Earth Orbit satellites that transmit precise microwave signals, the system enables a GPS receiver to determine its location, speed, direction, and time. Other similar systems are the Russian GLONASS (incomplete as of 2007), the upcoming European Galileo positioning system, the proposed COMPASS navigation system of China, and IRNSS of India.

Developed by the United States Department of Defense, GPS is officially named NAVSTAR GPS (Contrary to popular belief, NAVSTAR is not an acronym, but simply a name given by Mr. John Walsh, a key decision maker when it came to the budget for the GPS program).[1] The satellite constellation is managed by the United States Air Force 50th Space Wing. The cost of maintaining the system is approximately US$750 million per year,[2] including the replacement of aging satellites, and research and devel ...more
Answered by Abhishek Srivastava, 09 Jan '08 04:55 pm

 
  
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GPS (Global Positioning System) is the only fully functional satellite navigational system which is available to the public. This system determines the exact position, speed and direction of the receiver.
The satellite sends in microwaves to the receiver which is sends back as a reply, for this system to pin point exact locations, there has to be an involvement of four separate satellites, to identify the location of the receiver on the X, Y, Z and Time axis.
Answered by Zeus, 09 Jan '08 04:52 pm

 
  
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