Global Positioning System [GPS]

GPS (Global Positioning System) is a global positioning system that uses a network of satellites to determine the precise location of an object on Earth.

The principle of GPS operation is based on measuring the time it takes for a signal from a satellite to reach a receiver on Earth. Knowing the exact time and position of the satellites, a GPS receiver can calculate its coordinates – latitude, longitude, and altitude above sea level.

GPS is widely used in navigation, cartography, geodesy, as well as in everyday life – in smartphones, car navigators, and fitness trackers. This allows determining location, plotting routes, and finding necessary objects.

However, it is important to keep in mind safety when using GPS, as your location data may be accessible to third parties. Therefore, it is recommended to turn off GPS when not needed and control the access of applications to geodata.