What’s the Difference Between GPS and GNSS?
To this day, the question that still circulates: what is the difference between GPS and GNSS? Watch the video below as Carson explains the difference!
We know GPS as the go-to for finding an address, a restaurant, any location, and even being able to share your location with others. But there is more to it than that.
GPS, traditionally, refers to the North American global positioning system, or satellite positioning system. This is how we can access locations. If there is any interference with the signal, it affects the location and information sent.
GNSS is a term that refers to the International Multi-Constellation Satellite System. This means that there is now access to more than just the GPS satellite, but other information that bases the data on more than just satellites.
GNSS typically includes GPS, GLONASS, Baidu, Galileo, and many other constellation systems.
So remember, when you use GNSS, you are not only using all available satellites for global positioning but satellite constellation systems as well.
Alright so, what is the difference between the two?
GPS is traditionally refers to the North American global positioning system, or satellite positioning system.
GNSS is a term that refers to the International Multi-Constellation Satellite System.
So GNSS typically includes GPS, GLONASS, Baidu, Galileo, and any other constellation system.
So when people typically refer to GNSS, they’re referring to use of all available satellites for global positioning, whereas historically GPS refers to only the North American satellite constellation system.