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Europe launches free GPS system

dreemteem (1630441) writes | more than 4 years ago

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dreemteem (1630441) writes "The European Union have introduced a free global positioning system that it claims is almost five times more accurate than the US system currently in use.
Called the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS), the system uses three satellites and a ground network of about 40 ground positioning stations and four control centers."

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Curmudgeonlyoldbloke (850482) | more than 4 years ago | (#29642681)

EGNOS is just WAAS in Europe. It's been usable by a WAAS-capable receiver (at least in the UK and Scandinavia) for some years now.
It's possible that it was just "in testing" previously, but it's been usable.

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