Boat Global Positioning System
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The Global Positioning System (GPS) can be defined in boating terms as a satellite based navigation aid that can pinpoint a boat's location through the world. It is owned by the U.S. Government and available to anyone with a radio receiver and antenna.
This system operates through a process of triangulation from a network of satellites strategically located around the globe. GPS receivers are available in various configurations with different functions and methods of charting.
Many boats come equipped with GPS units direct from the factory. If not, they can be easily installed by an owner or marine service vendor.
A GPS receiver is one of the more important pieces of equipment available for open water and long range navigation. Boaters unfamiliar with the various options may wish to consult with a marine surveyor or qualified equipment vendor.
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9/9/2022 - Page initiated by Team BoatWiki.