View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. What Is
June 22, 2016updated 09 Jan 2017 10:13am

What is GPS?

The technology is now available to most, but what is it?

By James Nunns

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.

Content from our partners
How to engage in SAP monitoring effectively in an era of volatility
How to turn the evidence hackers leave behind against them
Why food manufacturers must pursue greater visibility and agility
Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how New Statesman Media Group may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.
THANK YOU