Five things you probably didn’t know GPS could do

Scientists use the navigation system to measure and monitor many aspects of our planet, writes Alexandra Witze for Knowable Magazine.

GPS III SV02 is the second GPS III satellite designed and built by Lockheed Martin to help the Air Force modernize today's Global Positioning System (GPS) constellation with new technology and capabilities.
GPS III SV02 is the second GPS III satellite designed and built by Lockheed Martin to help the Air Force modernize today's Global Positioning System (GPS) constellation with new technology and capabilities.
Lockheed Martin.

WASHINGTON - You might think you’re an expert at navigating through city traffic, smartphone at your side. You might even hike with a GPS device to find your way through the backcountry. But you’d probably still be surprised at all the things that GPS — the global positioning system that underlies all of modern navigation — can do, Alexandra Witze writes for Knowable Magazine and Smithsonian.comContinue reading original article

The Intelligent Aerospace take:

November 4, 2019- GPS can do more than tell you "you are here." In Witze's piece, which originally appeared in Knowable Magazine, the writer dives in GPS' ability to feel earthquakes, monitor volcanoes, probe snow, sense a sinking, and analyze the atmosphere.

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