What is a satellite?

A man-made satellite is a machine that is launched into space. It orbits or moves around Earth or another body in space. There are thousands of satellites that orbit Earth. Some of these satellites take pictures of Earth to help …

What is geospatial technology?

Geospatial technology refers to equipment used to measure and analyze Earth’s land and features. Systems such as Global Positioning System (GPS) and Geographical Information System (GIS) are used in geospatial work. “Geo” is a prefix that comes from a Greek …

What is GPS?

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a navigation and precise-positioning tool. Developed by the Department of Defense in 1973 with the first satellite being lanched in 1978, GPS was originally designed to assist soldiers and military vehicles, planes, and ships …