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Difference between GIS and GPS?

What is difference between GIS and GPS?

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GIS is the software used to find capture, store, manipulate, analyze, and present all types of geographical data. The main purpose is to share the geographic location and other details of a specific point on the earth. It has multiple application in our daily lives especially in construction sectors, flood control e.t.c

While GPS is a global navigation satellite system that gives us time, velocity, location, etc,. The main objective is the accuracy in Position on the earth.GPS works through a technique called trilateration, which collects information to output the information.

Henry Newman
Water resource engineer

GIS stands for Geographic Information System. This is designed for analysing the spatial informations. They can store amd analyse the geographic data. It consists of

Remote sensing GPS Surveying Field data Computers etc.

They can do spatial modelling, spatial analysis, grid analysis, network analysis. They are used in e-governance, buissiness purpose etc.

GPS is Global Positioning System.It is used to provide location data. These are network of satellites which revolve around the earth at an altitude of 20,000 km. The GPS consist of satelite,Ground station, Recievers. It is use for

Locating Security Artwork Miltary purpose Surveying and mapping etc.

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