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WAAS VisualThe WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) is an integral component of GPS technology that you may or may not be apprised of. If you're unfamiliar with the term, we have articles covering the most basic definition of how it works. In addition, we have a bevy of additional articles relating to more intriguing characteristics of the system and some of the more in-depth, technological features and functions of how GPS satellites communicate with reference stations and uplink locations on the ground, in order that GPS units can acquire exact coordinates no matter where they happen to be on the globe (so long as they can pick up the signal). And you can always expect more articles in the future pertaining to the most popular inquiries about it, and the most recent technological developments too. WAAS-enabled GPS units are the most accurate and you'll find that many of our reviews of portable GPS units, fish finding /chart plotting GPS units, and other navigational devices indicate whether or not they feature WAAS capabilities.

Whether you're hiking, boating, driving, or flying; WAAS-linked technology is best for navigating, so read up on all the informative and interesting articles, reviews, and instructional pieces we have compiled here that are related to it. Our experts and enthusiasts are dedicated to keeping you informed and captivated. Since visuals are always a help when we’re literally dealing with the work of rocket scientists, the one to the right gives a clear picture of the WAAS scheme of things. The image to the right indicates where, in general, the 38 reference stations are, the two master stations, and where the four ground uplink stations are too. Thanks to global technology and the resurgence of a belief in a flat world (virtually, at least) we welcome the input and comments of anyone wishing to drop us a line in our comment box under each article. It is our pleasure serving you, hope you find what you’re looking for; and if not, never hesitate to ask!

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When looking to invest in the best all around portable GPS device you're going to want to know which model is best and what kind of company stands behind its products and services...

Understanding True Accuracy of the Best Handheld GPS System – Guide to most Reliable Portable GPS

With so many GPS devices in the market and with each vendor claiming to offer the best accuracy in a GPS device, selecting a handheld GPS is confusing. The article details the different...