What is being called a “major outage” by the European Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Agency, or GSA, highlights the critical importance played by the satellite systems that provide accurate positioning and time information to devices such as mobile phones, car navigation systems and other services such as land surveying.
Few tools have helped change and improve data collection within the field of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) more than the Global Positioning System (GPS). GPS has provided data collectors in the field with a simple and efficient means of highly accurate positioning. Before GPS, GIS data logging was not a […]
Global Positioning System (GPS) is a technology that uses the position of satellites to determine locations on earth. GPS is an essential tool for GIS because it allows for the gathering of data that locationwise is highly accurate. What is GPS? Rachel Quist explores Global Positioning Systems, its origins, how […]