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Global Positioning System

LC control 86003934
Topical headingGlobal Positioning System
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Variant(s)Global Navigation Satellite System
GNSS (Navigational system)
GPS (Navigational system)
Navigation Satellite Timing and Ranging Global Positioning System
See alsoArtificial satellites in navigation
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Mobile geographic information systems
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Found inWork cat.: International Symposium on Precise Positioning with the Global Positioning Systems (1st : 1985 : Rockville, Md.). Proceedings, First International ... c1985: p. 1 ("The Navigation Satellite Timing and Ranging Global Positioning System (NAVSTAR GPS) is under development by the US Dept. of Defense as a worldwide, all-weather navigation and timing system. When fully deployed, GPS will allow suitably equipped users to determine, instantaneously (or nearly so), their position and velocity. Furthermore, users with specially equipped receivers and longer observing periods will be able to determine absolute point positions and relative positions with greater accuracy, at lower cost, and in less time than any other method available.")
Engr. index, 1984; Vol. 83, Part IV: p. 6330, entry 082868 (NAVSTAR GPS)
International Civil Aviation Organization, 2010: t.p. (GNSS) p. 5 (Global Navigation Satellite Systems)
Wikipedia, 5 Nov. 2010: Global navigation satellite system (Global Navigation Satellite Systems, GNSS, is the standard generic term for satellite navigation systems "sat nav" that provide autonomous geo-spatial positioning with global coverage ... As of 2010, the United States NAVSTAR Global Positioning System, GPS, is the only fully operational GNSS)