41 Years of GPS; developments and the problems with living in high latitudes

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


The talk gave an overview of the evolution of GPS and the other GNSS since the first GPS satellite was launched in February 1978. The evolution has changed the concepts and aims of such systems from being military based to civilian focussed. Today there are four Global Navigation Satellite Systems, consisting of around 30 satellites each. Further to this, there are a number of regional satellite navigation systems, augmenting the GNSS capabilities. Various levels of precisions and update rates are available, as well as quality control.
Event titleVísindavøka 2019: Researchers' Night
Event typeOther
OrganisersGranskingarráðið - Research Council Faroe Islands, Fróðskaparsetur Føroya - The University of the Faroe Islands
LocationTórshavnShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • GPS
  • BeiDou
  • Galileo
  • GNSS