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Navigation Systems

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

Although earlier in human history travelers might seek guidance from the stars using a mechanical compass, in the global era, the dominant form of a navigation system is provided by satellite. Global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) are satellite constellations that generate ...

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