Global Positioning System Overview

Peter H. Dana
These materials were developed by Peter H. Dana, Department of Geography, University of Texas at Austin, 1994.  These materials may be used for study, research, and education in not-for-profit applications. All commercial rights are reserved. Please credit the author, Peter H. Dana, The Geographer's Craft Project, Department of Geography, The University of Colorado at Boulder. Copyright © 1999 Peter H. Dana.  If you have comments or suggestions, please contact the author or Kenneth E. Foote at k.foote@colorado.edu.

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Revised: 05/01/2000 (first published in September, 1994)

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