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Global Positioning System (GPS)

  • By: Brian Frizzelle
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

In the 21st century, the most common means of identifying locations around the world is via the global positioning system, or GPS. Virtually all human activity takes place somewhere on Earth, and a critical element to understanding those activities is ...

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