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GPS Explained

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a satellite navigational system to determine the location of radio receivers, created and made public by the US government. By capturing the radio signals from three or more orbiting satellites these GPS receivers are able to convert location, speed and time information for the individual user. This process is referred to as “triangulation“. GPS works worldwide in all weather conditions 24/7. There is no subscription fee for the use of GPS signals.

For marine operations, including search and rescue, GPS provides the fastest and most accurate method to navigate, measure speed and determine location. This creates a safe and efficient environment for water sports and marine occupations. 

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