NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (GPS), originally designed
to serve global navigation for the U.S. military, has evolved into
a critical element for commercial aviation, maritime, automotive,
trucking, rail, and personal navigation. Once the E911 location
feature is fully implemented in cell phones around the world, GPS
will be as ubiquitous as wristwatches. Russia followed the success
of GPS with its own
GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System), and the European
Space Agency (ESA) launched the first of its
satellite in December of 2005. This very extensive listing of component
and system resources will assist you in your search for information.
GPS Manufacturers &
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Adventures in Amplified GPS Antenna Construction; An Experiment
Article by Chris Scott.
Caltech | gps.caltech.edu/facilities/analytical
| 626-395-6253 | Pasadena, CA
GPS Division Analytical Facility.
Combining GIS & GPS to Improve Our Understanding
of the Spatial Distribution of Snow Water Equivalence (SWE)
by Todd Ackerman, Tyler Erickson, and Mark W. Williams.
Comparison of GPS Receivers Under a Forest |
Report by Dick Karsky, Ken Chamberlain, Santiago Mancebo, Don Patterson
and Tony Jasumback.
Computing GPS-Derived Orthometric Heights with the GEOID90
Geoid Height Model | ngs.noaa.gov/PUBS_LIB/gislis91.html
By Dennis G. Milbert, National Geodetic Survey, NOAA.
Converting GPS Height into NAVD88 Elevation with the
GEOID96 Geoid Height Model | ngs.noaa.gov/PUBS_LIB/gislis96.html
Abstract by Dennis G. Milbert and Dru A. Smith, National Geodetic
Differential GPS Reference Station Algorithm—Design and
Analysis | ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?tp=&arnumber=845882&isnumber=18334
Abstract by Jay Farrell and Tony Givargis.
Federal Aviation Administration | gps.faa.gov
Satellite navigation information.
Global Positioning System (GPS) Resources |
From Samuel J. Wormley - Educational
Observatory Institute, Inc.
Global Positioning System Overview | colorado.edu/geography/gcraft/notes/gps/gps_f.html
By Peter H. Dana, Department of Geography, University of Texas at
Global Positioning Systems (GPS) Resource Library
Links containing information about the Global
Positioning System (GPS) and handheld GPS units.
GPL-GPS Project | gps.psas.pdx.edu
("General Public License"-GPS) project is an effort to bring free
and open source software to inexpensive, commercially-available
OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) GPS receiver boards.
GPS Applications Exchange | gpshome.ssc.nasa.gov
An online information source on the diverse uses of GPS technology
all over the world.
GPS Coordinate Converter, Maps and Info | boulter.com/gps
By Jeff Boulter.
GPS Design Considerations: Displaying Nearest Airport
Information | hf.faa.gov/docs/508/docs/cami/9812.pdf
By Kevin Williams, Civil Aeromedical Institute, Federal Aviation
GPS Information & Receiver Performance Reports
From the USDA Forest Service.
GPS Nuts | gpsnuts.com
Explore this website
and find practical guides, tips, tricks, equipment, software reviews,
and other related information provided by actual GPS users.
GPS Papers | navsys.com/Papers/index.htm
From NAVSYS - GPS papers available for download in Adobe PDF.GPS
Receiver Hardware Design
Application note by iconductor.
GPS Time Series | sideshow.jpl.nasa.gov/mbh/series.html
From the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology.
GPS tracking using SVG - Part 1 | gritechnologies.com/papers/gps_tracking_with_svg
A paper for the 2002 and 2003 SVG Open Developers Conference, by
David Van Blankenstein, Robert Basques, and Richard Bennett.
GPS World | gpsworld.com
comprehensive GPS/GNSS-related news and information.
How to Choose a GPS | maps-gps-info.com/htcgp.html
choosing a GPS, by Maps-GPS-Info.com.
International GNSS Service (IGS) | igscb.jpl.nasa.gov
| 818-354-2077 | Pasadena, CA
A voluntary federation of more
than 200 worldwide agencies that pool resources and permanent GPS &
GLONASS station data to generate precise GPS & GLONASS products.
International GPS Global Positioning System Waypoint
World wide database of GPS coordinates.
Navstar Global Positioning System Joint Program Office
A joint service effort directed by the US Air Force and managed
at the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), Air Force Space Command,
Los Angeles Air Force Base, California. The JPO is the Department
of D) acquisition office for developing and producing GPS satellites,
ground systems, and military user equipment.
Nova Online | pbs.org/wgbh/nova/longitude/gps.html
Find out Global Positioning System (GPS) works in this Shockwave
Street Light Inventory Using Digital Photography and
GPS | gis.esri.com/library/userconf/proc05/papers/pap1210.pdf
Abstract by Darren Rozenek, A. J. Romanelli and John Schiebold.
The Global Positioning System: The Role of Atomic Clocks
By the National
Academy of Sciences.
Travel By GPS | travelbygps.com
site to find and download hundreds of free GPS Maps for hiking,
fishing, snowmobiling, on- and off road sightseeing.
US Coast Guard Navigation Center | navcen.uscg.gov
GPS, DGPS, LORAN-C, OMEGA, navigation systems, GPS navigation, DGPS
USNO GPS Timing Operations | tycho.usno.navy.mil/gps.html
Maintained by the United States Naval Observatory.
The Volpe Center GPS Activities | volpe.dot.gov
| 617-494-2000 / Cambridge, MA
Expertise in GPS applications
for all modes of transportation including development of GPS coverage
models & outage reporting systems for civilian and military
aviators, use of GPS for vessel tracking & navigation in harbors &
waterways, human factors studies of GPS applications, and much more.
Wikipedia | en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPS
Positioning System definition and information.