Posted on 14 August 2010
A GPS (global positive system) is a network of satellites which is used as the basis of a navigation system. There are also GPS receivers which are designed for automobiles and also for handheld models.
GPS was developed by the US department of defense for military use. GPs is a worldwide network which connects the satellites and the ground signals in order to connect to the receiver and send signals to the receiver that processes the data and locates the locations accurately within the a few yards.
A GPS receiver does not work inside the buildings that shield the high frequency satellite transmissions. So before using the GPS receiver you should choose a place with full horizon. It helps the users in many ways. Read and learn how a GPS receiver works and how can it help you.
All these GPS designed for automobiles can calculate locations and also determine the directions given to a location. Many of them can also have many other features which depends on what model do you have. With more features your GPS can help you in avoiding traffic jams.
Many other models with more features can also help in real time traffic data and guiding you with the directions accordingly. If your model has this feature then you will have to subscribe to the traffic data at an additional fees. It can also help in locating points of interest like the nearest gas station from your place, nearest restaurant or any tourists attraction.
The handheld GPS is of the same technology
as the automobile GPS is. It has the same technology. It is mainly used by hikers. The features which you will finds in a handheld GPS will help you in locating the exact location at any time, it can help you in locating the exact distance and direction, records where you parked your car, it automatically records the route you’re hiking so its easy for you to return to the same path, records waypoints to your routes. They also have a built in compass which helps in traditional navigation so you can switch back and forth between methods.
A GPS can be used by all kinds of travelers to help then in navigating. The technology systems have always helped people in every possible way. The worldwide systems of satellites can guide you to the nearest grocery stores, nearest restaurants, help you in finding a gas station and to make sure that you never get lost in the woods.
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