How Does GPS Work?

Casual Navigation 22 minutes

This course explores the technicalities of how Marine GPS units can calculate position wherever you are in the world. In this course, GPS means the system developed by the USA called NAVSTAR GPS. Other Global Satellite Navigation Systems are available.

GPS is used by merchant ships, navy ships and pleasure boats as a way on finding position at sea. As a navigator, it is important that you know how GPS actually calculates position so that you know when it is feeding you false information.

Read the article that this video is based on here: http://casualnavigation.com/marine-gps



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  3. Language: English
  4. Length: 22 minutes
  5. Intended for: Any maritime amateur or professional.
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