[FoRK] Has anyone of you ever experimented with a GPS receiver?

Andy Armstrong andy at hexten.net
Tue Jul 20 08:42:43 PDT 2004


B.K. DeLong wrote:
> What about GPS transmitters? Any way for me to place a transmitter on 
> myself and be able to receive my coords on my home machine? Ala tracking 
> myself for my geo:location?

The GPS transmitters are in the satellites. The GPS doesn't 'receive' 
its location - it calculates from the signals it receives from multiple 
satellites.

You could transmit your location using a mobile phone.

-- 
Andy Armstrong



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