Monthly Archive: May 2017

Timing

Timing “When will it all happen?” Although GPS is well-known for navigation, tracking, and mapping, it’s also used to disseminate precise time, time intervals, and frequency. Time is a powerful commodity, and exact time is more powerful still. Knowing that…
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Mapping

Mapping “Where is everything else?” It’s a big world out there, and using GPS to survey and map it precisely saves time and money in this most stringent of all applications. Today, Trimble GPS makes it possible for a single…
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Tracking

Tracking If navigation is the process of getting something from one location to another, then tracking is the process of monitoring it as it moves along. Commerce relies on fleets of vehicles to deliver goods and services either across a…
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Navigation

Navigation “Where am I going?” GPS helps you determine exactly where you are, but sometimes important to know how to get somewhere else. GPS was originally designed to provide navigation information for ships and planes. So it’s no surprise that…
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Location

Location “Where am I?” The first and most obvious application of GPS is the simple determination of a “position” or location. GPS is the first positioning system to offer highly precise location data for any point on the planet, in…
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Putting GPS to work

Putting GPS to work GPS technology has matured into a resource that goes far beyond its original design goals. These days scientists, sportsmen, farmers, soldiers, pilots, surveyors, hikers, delivery drivers, sailors, dispatchers, lumberjacks, fire-fighters, and people from many other walks…
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Why we need Differential GPS

Why we need Differential GPS Basic GPS is the most accurate radio-based navigation system ever developed. And for many applications it’s plenty accurate. But it’s human nature to want MORE! So some crafty engineers came up with “Differential GPS,” a…
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How Differential GPS works

How Differential GPS works Differential GPS involves the cooperation of two receivers, one that’s stationary and another that’s roving around making position measurements. The stationary receiver is the key. It ties all the satellite measurements into a solid local reference….
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