Wolfgang Leister. GPS Global Positioning System. Translated and adapted by Beate Heilemann May 2006. GPS (Global Positioning System). How does GPS work ?. Introduced in 1973 in USA for military purposes 24 satellites, which send signals and their own positions Receiver which
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Translated and adapted by Beate Heilemann May 2006
GPS (Global Positioning System)
signals and their own
from several satellites
(3 satellites = unreliable and without height measuring)
German Grid, Swedish Grid, NAD, ED etc. etc etc.etc..
This is at Manas air base!
43T E 0456996
UTM N 4766780
Which functions are pliable in the mountains?
Always check if the answer from your GPS makes sense!!!
Check the map datum
Check the coordinate system
Finse (Staffed cabin)
(sometimes this can take quite some time...)Remember. Batteries don’t last for ever.
direction, time of arrival