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Global Positioning System (GPS)

Global Positioning System (GPS) is a global navigation satellite system that uses at least 24 satellites, a receiver, and algorithms to provide a location, velocity, and time synchronization for air, sea, and land travel.
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GPS has applications beyond navigation and location determination. GPS can be used for cartography, forestry, mineral exploration, wildlife habitation management, monitoring the movement of people and things and bringing precise timing to the world. A system of satellites and radio transmissions can be used to locate GPS-enabled hardware anywhere on the planet to a very good accuracy.
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