GPS is far more pervasive than most people realize, and it impacts most people’s lives daily. But how much do you actually know about GPS? Last week, I put together a brief article about the common GPS myths.
Today, just for fun, I we have a short GPS quiz with some common (and not-so-common) questions. Let me know how many you got right in the comments!
- What does GPS stand for?
- Global Positioning System
- Global Positioning Satellites
- In what year was the first GPS satellite launched?
- How many satellites currently make up the GPS constellation?
- How many other countries have completed their own global navigational satellite system?
- How many Galileo satellites are currently in orbit?
- Which US President removed Selective Availability from GPS?
- Bill Clinton
- George H.W. Bush
- Jimmy Carter
- Ronald Reagan
- Where is the Main Control for the GPS system?
- West Virginia
- Garmin, the biggest maker of GPS devices, is headquartered where?
- Chicago, IL
- St. Louis, MO
- Olathe, KS
- San Dimas, CA
- How many satellites are required for a horizontal fix on your position?
- When was the GPS constellation completed?
8: Olathe, KS