What Are The Differences Between GNSS and GPS?

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In recent times, it has become very easy for humans to get to their destination without any hassle. This is because of the evolution of high-technology satellite navigation systems. In addition, gone are the days when a digital item is lost or stolen and you wave a saddened bye to that device.

The applications of the available satellite navigation systems are not limited to the local environment but they extend to the international and global economy.

They are practically useful in industries that require accurate data presentation and time, which includes the automobile industry, transportation industry, sports and athletics, and telecommunication industries, among several others.

However, an important question that most people seem not to get a direct answer to is the differences between GNSS and GPS. Nonetheless, this article will give you a clear insight into the differences between GPS and GNSS receivers.


What is GPS?

GPS (Global Positioning System), developed and established by the U.S. Department of Defense, is a high-precision radio navigation and positioning system based on aerial satellites for real-time positioning and navigation around the world. It has the characteristics of omni-directional, all-weather, all-time, high-precision, etc.

GPS is mainly used for navigation and positioning, and can provide low-cost, high-precision three-dimensional position, speed and accurate timing navigation information for global users. Since its inception, GPS has attracted many users with its high-precision, all-weather, global coverage, convenience and flexibility. It is a model of the application of satellite communication technology in the field of navigation. It has greatly improved the information level of the earth society and effectively promoted the development of the digital economy.


What is GNSS?

The full name of GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) is the global navigation satellite system. GNSS is a unified name for Beidou (China), GPS (America), GLONASS (Russia), Galileo system and other single satellite navigation and positioning systems, including their enhanced systems and all the combinations of these satellite navigation and positioning systems and their enhanced systems, That is to say, GNSS is a large system composed of multiple satellite navigation and positioning systems and their enhanced systems.

GNSS is a star radio navigation system that uses artificial satellites as navigation stations to provide all-weather, high-precision position, speed and time information for all kinds of military and civilian carriers on the earth, sea, air and sky, because it is also called space-based positioning, navigation and time service system.

Differences between GNSS and GPS

Now that we have described the two satellite navigation systems, we must highlight the main differences between the GNSS and the GPS in a tabular form shown below:



It constitutes many satellite systems

It constitutes only one satellite system

GNSS receivers collect data from its multiple satellite systems simultaneously.

GPS receivers can only collect data from only one satellite system

GNSS is referred to as a worldwide satellite system.

GPS centers majorly as the North-American global positioning system

GNSS works well in a very large area band, on a global scale.

GPS works only within a particular geographical location.

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