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GPS

The following definition was found at the web site listed under 'References' below. Find more definitions in David Spencer's Education Paragon Glossary.

  • "GPS, which stands for Global Positioning System, is a radio navigation system that allows land, sea, and airborne users to determine their exact location, velocity, and time 24 hours a day, in all weather conditions, anywhere in the world. The capabilities of today’s system render other well-known navigation and positioning “technologies”—namely the magnetic compass, the sextant, the chronometer, and radio-based devices—impractical and obsolete. GPS is used to support a broad range of military, commercial, and consumer applications." Source: gis2gps.com


GPS Web Resources

  • "EveryTrail.com is a global web2.0 platform for geotagged user generated travel content that is changing the way millions of people share their travel experiences and plan their trips. EveryTrail users create valuable content, for themselves, their family and friends, and for the broader community, by uploading GPS data and photos in order to create visual interactive trip reports of their travel experiences." Source:EveryTrail.com
  • "GPS Visualizer is a free, easy-to-use online utility that creates maps and profiles from GPS data (tracks and waypoints, including GPX files), street addresses, or simple coordinates. Use it to see where you've been, plan where you're going, or visualize geographic data (business locations, scientific observations, events, customers, real estate, geotagged photos, and more)." Source: "GPS Visualizer

Web Sites that Provide Consumers with GPS Information

  • POIfriend is the point of interest community that connects people and the places important to them. POIfriend is a powerful, fun and easy-to-use website that lets you find, create, comment, rate, share, and use POI (Point of Interest) information with GPS or maps. If you own a GPS-enabled device, you already know the value it provides in getting you places you want to go – most often by voice-driven turn-by-turn directions. However, most users agree that many standard POIs pre-loaded on your GPS device are either out-of-date, incorrect, missing, and not personally relevant.
    POIfriend.com was launched in October 2007 by an ambitious team to put GPS users’ needs first – and create an environment where the community builds content from ‘bottom-up’ to benefit everyone.