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  • GPS accuracy could "significantly degrade" in 2010
    Phones

    GPS accuracy could "significantly degrade" in 2010

    By 15 May 2009

    That snazzy new smartphone or satnav that you've just bought might start to have problems getting a location lock by 2010, if reports are to be believed that the Global Positioning System is in trouble. The network of 24 satellites is under the control...

  • A quick guide to GPS
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    A quick guide to GPS

    By 17 February 2009

    What is it? Standing for Global Positioning System, it is a radio based technology that measures the distance from a device with access to GPS onboard such as satellite navigation products (sat nav), then calculates that distance to the satellites in...

  • Launch for European satnav project
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    Launch for European satnav project

    By 28 April 2008

    It won't be at full capacity until 2013 but the bid to set up a European satnav system took a giant step forward today. A "demonstrator" satellite for Europe's Galileo sat nav system has been launched from Kazakhstan. The Giove-B satellite has been sent...