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Essentials of Positioning and Location Technology by David Bartlett

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1 Introduction

Location is becoming an important and integral part of our everyday lives, spurred on by the widespread, almost ubiquitous, availability of GPS (Global Positioning by Satellite) technology in everyday consumer devices such as car navigation systems, mobile phones and cameras, and the increasing adoption of inertial sensors, particularly accelerometers and magnetometers in everyday products. In order to set the context, this book first looks at coordinate systems and what is meant by position or location and how to describe this information [Chapter 2].

Because of the importance of GPS, the next topic covered is global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) [Chapter 3]. The ability to determine the precise location of a device anywhere ...

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