GPS Navigation Systems and Apps – Locate Destination Using Maps While You Travel

by on December 27th, 2009

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a U.S. space-based global navigation satellite system. It provides reliable positioning, navigation, and timing services to worldwide users on a continuous basis in all weather, day and night, anywhere on or near the Earth. GPS is made up of three segments: Space, Control and User. The Space Segment comprises 24 to 32 satellites in Medium Earth Orbit and also includes the boosters required to launch them into orbit. The Control Segment is comprised of a Master Control Station, an Alternate Master Control Station, and a host of dedicated and shared Ground Antennas and Monitor Stations. The User Segment is comprised of hundreds of thousands of U.S. and allied military users of the secure GPS Precise Positioning Service, and tens of millions of civil, commecial and scientific users of the Standard Positioning Service (see GPS navigation devices). GPS satellites broadcast signals from space that GPS receivers use to provide three-dimensional location (latitude, longitude, and altitude) plus precise time. GPS has become a widely used aid to navigation worldwide, and a useful tool for map-making, land surveying, commerce, scientific uses, tracking and surveillance, and hobbies such as geocaching and waymarking. Also, the precise time reference is used in many applications including the scientific study of earthquakes and as a time synchronization source for cellular network protocols.

GPS has become a mainstay of transportation systems worldwide, providing navigation for aviation, ground, and maritime operations. Disaster relief and emergency services depend upon GPS for location and timing capabilities in their life-saving missions. The accurate timing that GPS provides facilitates everyday activities such as banking, mobile phone operations, and even the control of power grids. Farmers, surveyors, geologists and countless others perform their work more efficiently, safely, economically, and accurately using the free and open GPS signals.

GPS Navigation Systems

How to Buy and Use a GPS Navigation System

Tom Tom One XL GPS Navigation System

The TomTom ONE XL has everything you need to make your trip safer, more relaxed and more fun. The new 4.3″ touchscreen and access to real-time traffic services make navigating the road even easier. A large choice of route options, complete US and Canada maps, as well as millions of useful and fun points of interest pre-loaded for your journey, you’re ready for worry-free navigation from A to B.

Garmin GPS Navigation System

iPhone GPS Navigation NAVIGON

NAVIGON iPhone navigation application

iGO My way for iPhone

iGO My way is a state of the art turn-by-turn GPS Navigation for the iPhone with outsanding 3D graphics.

Black Friday Sales 2009 Best Buy GPS Navigation System

Black Friday Sales 2009 Best Buy GPS Navigation Systems and accessories.

Read more about GPS at WikiPedia


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  1. Mio Navman Spirit V505 says:

    GPS has become a widely used aid to navigation worldwide, and a useful tool for map-making, land surveying, commerce, scientific uses, tracking and surveillance, and hobbies such as geocaching and waymarking. Also, the precise time reference is used in many applications including the scientific study of earthquakes and as a time synchronization source for cellular network protocols.GPS Tracking device is a compact handy device like mobile phone with integrated GPS & GPRS technology. Our service package include activation and quarterly charges for GPRS SIM card and web based account and Maps.