NCGIA Core Curriculum in Geographic Information Science
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Unit 017 - Global Positioning System Overview

by Peter H. Dana, Department of Geography, University of Texas at Austin, USA

This section was edited by Kenneth Foote, Department of Geography, University of Texas Austin.

This unit is part of the NCGIA Core Curriculum in Geographic Information Science. These materials may be used for study, research, and education, but please credit the author, Peter H. Dana, and the project, NCGIA Core Curriculum in GIScience. All commercial rights reserved. Copyright 1998 by Peter H. Dana.

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Unit 017 - Global Positioning System Overview

1. The Global Positioning System: a Satellite Navigation System

1.1. Segments of the Global Positioning System

1.1.1. Space Segment

1.1.2. Control Segment

1.1.3. User Segment

1.2. GPS Positioning Services

1.2.1. Precise Positioning Service (PPS)

1.2.2. Standard Positioning Service (SPS)

1.3. GPS Satellite Signals and Data


2. Using GPS

2.1. One Receiver Using Civilian Code-Phase Tracking

2.1.1. Position

2.1.2. Time

2.1.3. Velocity


2.2. GPS Errors

2.2.1. Noise Errors

2.2.2. Bias Errors

2.2.3. Blunders

2.3. Geometric Dilution of Precision (GDOP)

5.2.3. Other Relevant Web Pages


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