What is GPS, its errors and details?

Written by Amit Sharma

GPS is the abbreviation of the full form of GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a space-based  navigation  system  which  consists of 24 navigational satellites in 6 different orbits that provides location and time information in all weather conditions, anywhere on or near the Earth where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites.

As its name implies

  • It is Global.
  • It gives real time Position.

And it is a System comprising of space segment with its 24 satellites, a control segment based on land and the receiver segment consisting cheap and simple to install and operate sub-systems.

About the author

Amit Sharma

Graduated from M.E.R.I. Mumbai (Mumbai University), After a brief sailing founded this website with the idea to bring the maritime education online which must be free and available for all at all times and to find basic solutions that are of extreme importance to a seafarer by our innovative ideas.