Deaf411 eNewsletter: Shopping for a GPS?



Deaf411 eNewsletter: Shopping for a GPS?



Date:  24 May 2011

Using a GPS – global positioning system – instead of looking up on a hardcopy map is now widespread. This useful tool navigates your route from point A to point B enabling people to find their way around town, in another state, or even in another country.

The military originally developed the idea for the GPS system in 1973 but now anyone can benefit from this technology. This satellite-based navigation system is made up of a network of 24 satellites orbiting the earth at all times. This system allows a user to tell where they are located. Depending on many different factors, the accuracy can range from as close to 6 feet to as far away as 300 feet.

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