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Global Positioning System

Do you know where you are? Try using GPS to find out! In this BrainPOP movie on the Global Positioning System (GPS), Tim and Moby explain how GPS devices work to fix your location anywhere on the globe. Discover how a system of satellites orbiting more than 20,000 kilometers above the earth allow you to pinpoint your exact location, including latitude, longitude, and altitude, at any time in any place on the planet! You’ll also learn how the satellites communicate with GPS devices to figure out your exact location. The movie is easy to locate — so get ready to find out about GPS!

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