GPS stands for Global Positioning Systems and it is an important technology for GIS data collection.

Screenshot showing the mapping of the real-time location of the International Space Station.

Real-time Satellite Tracking

Caitlin Dempsey is an online service that offers satellite tracking and information in real-time.

Campaign GPS antenna on Kīlauea's south flank at Pu‘ukapukapu inside Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

The Past, Present, and Future of GNSS

Mark Altaweel

The Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) has emerged as the standard navigation system that provides global positioning for devices we use every day.

Using GPS to Improve the Accuracy of Drone Mapping

Mark Altaweel

By improving the precision of the GPS devices on UAVs, it is now possible to create much more accurate maps without needing to physically visit the area in order to ground truth.  

European Global Position System Failure Points to the Importance of Location Technology

Pitney Bowes

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.

Connecting to GPS in Tunnels

Caitlin Dempsey

Waze is testing out technology it calls "Waze Beacons" to keep drivers connected to GPS navigation systems in tunnels.

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