GPS, Glonass, Galileo and Beidou: Various Services, One Goal


Being found today is easier than ever before. Thanks to various positioning services, which we constantly carry around with us on our smartphones, we can easily find our way around even in strange environments. But how does it actually work? What services will help us find our way around?
Most people are familiar with the GPS satellite network. Car navigation devices and Co. usually work with this network. On the smartphone, GPS positioning services are increasingly being used to open other services in addition to GPS. This raises the question of what lies behind names such as Glonass, Galileo or Beidou and how these programs can supplement or even replace GPS. In the following article we want to explore these questions and take a closer look at the various positioning and navigation services.
GPS: The beginning of navigation technology
GPS was originally developed for military use. For many years, satellite navigation was hardly usable by civilians because an artificial signal...

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