Posted by: geonarcissa | January 16, 2010

China aiming to have its own GPS in place by 2012

Add China to the list of countries launching their own GPS-like sat-nav systems.

The general public can expect to enjoy positioning, speed-measurement and time services by using the Beidou system for free, the website said. The accuracy of positioning is within 10m. A more accurate service will be available to authorized users only, according to the website.

I can envision a future where we all have GPS devices that can switch between – or combine – these systems.

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