Garmin GPS (Global Positioning System) receivers work by using satellites that orbit the Earth. Well, these satellites circle the Earth twice a day and transmit signals back to back.
There are 24 GPS satellites in orbit. The orbits have been arranged perfectly so that there could be at least four (4) satellites visible to GPS receivers. The receiver of the Garmin GPS picks up the signals from the satellite and uses them to triangulate the location of the user through the trilateration process.
If you know that you are 15 miles away from satellite “A” then you could be anywhere in a sphere with approx a 15-mile radius. On the other hand, if you know that you are 10 miles from the satellite “B” then you have a second sphere that converges with the satellite A’s sphere.
To triangulate further, you can add a third sphere which says that you are 10 miles from the satellite “C”.
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How Does a Garmin GPS System Work?
Global Positioning System (GPS) Receiver
When your Garmin device receives information from the satellites, remember it compares both the time that signal was sent with the time that GPS received the signal to calculate the current status of the satellite.
Note: Each satellite has an atomic clock.
GPS should pick up the signal from three satellites at least to calculate its longitude and latitude. Both are unreal (imaginary) lines drawn on maps in order to locate places on the Earth easily.
Latitude is the distance south or north of the equator (an unreal or imaginary circle around the Earth halfway between North Pole and South Pole) and longitude is distance west or east of the prime meridian (PM) – an imaginary or unreal line running from north to south via Greenwich, England. Both are perfectly measured in terms of 360 degrees (symbolized by °) of a circle.
So, in order to calculate a 3D location (altitude), Global Positioning System must lock into the signal of a fourth (4) satellite. As soon as the receiver is able to determine the location of the user, it can calculate the speed that user is traveling by updating its position with the satellites constantly – calculating how far the user has traveled – in how long a time.
In case a user was to input a destination location then the receiver can calculate the distance to destination and time to the destination that is based upon the current speed of the user. On the other hand, a receiver can even tell the user when the sunrises and sunset will be in their current location.
Note: It is the most important to remember that the receivers such as Garmin Nuvi are well-programmed with a database of sunrise and sunset times.
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How accurate is a Garmin Global Positioning System (GPS)?
Most Garmin GPS systems in today’s modern world are highly accurate due to the fact that they feature a parallel multi-channel design – enabling them to lock onto a satellite signal.
On the other hand, it was first switched on by allowing them to maintain that lock even when surrounded by trees, tall buildings or apartments. The Garmin GPS systems are usually accurate to within a 15-meter area. Garmin Global Positioning System features Wide Area Augmentation Systems that can be accurate to less than three (3) meters.
Also, Differential GPS that corrects the Global Positioning System signals can be accurate to within three (3) to five (5) meters. Conversely, certain atmospheric conditions can also cause inaccuracies with the GPS receiver. These include ionosphere and troposphere delays caused by a slow and sluggish signal when the satellite has passed through the atmosphere.
The troposphere is known as the bottom layer of the Earth’s atmosphere – the bit where we live and breathe. The ionosphere isn’t one of the traditional regions of the atmosphere. It is known as a region of the atmosphere from ~60 km to ~1,500 km.
The Garmin Global Positioning system has an in-built measure to correct for time-delay error. Remember, a number of satellites visible can also affect accuracy. Dense foliage and electronic/ metal/ Bluetooth interference can cause the GPS to see less amount of satellites.
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