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GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS)

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Definition:
A technology using satellites and portable receivers to determine exact positions on the earth's surface.

Context:
GPS is used extensively in field mapping, surveying and navigation. GPS is maintained by the United States Department of Defense.

Source Publication:
United States Bureau of Census, Glossary of Selected Abbreviations and Acronyms books.google.fr/books.

Hyperlink:
http://books.google.fr/books/about/Global_Positioning_System.html?hl=fr&id=lvI1a5J_4ewC

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Wednesday, July 24, 2002

Last updated on Wednesday, June 12, 2013