Types of GPS Equipment range from lightweight handheld models for personal use outdoors, to high resolution systems designed for professional survey crews in conjunction with advanced office based CAD / mapping software.
Accuracy is dependent upon the equipment being used. Most basic
equipment is accurate to 25 meters. Equipment utilizing GPS Differential
Beacon Signal (DGPS) receivers deliver positions accurate to within
10 meters, and potentially to 1 meter. The Wide
Area Augmentation System (WAAS) and European
Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) satellites can provide
further GPS signal correction to compatible equipment. Only
the most expensive professional survey equipment and
military systems can achieve centimeter accuracy.
Certain additional features are available depending upon manufacturer and model. Generally, the more features included and the more accurate the position reported, the more expensive the equipment. A wide variety of GPS equipment is manufactured by several companies.
GPS systems, GPS equipment, Geographic Information Systems, or other Special Technologies,
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