GPS vs GPSr

 

OK - I've been here forever. I know a few things about GPSs and thought I was informed... but this always throws me off. What's the difference in GPS and GPSr?

I do know that aGPS is for Assisted GPS on cell phones.

Thanks.

I think they are the same as used here

A gpsr is a gps receiver, as is a gps....

Edit Maybe the possive form of gps.. gps's (or is it gps') doesn't look as nice as gpsr's... shock Or possibly the plural forms...

--
It is terrible to speak well and be wrong. -Sophocles snɥɔnıɥdoɐ aka ʎɹɐƃ

From acronyms.thefreedictionary.com

Never an easy answer smile

Greedy Perimeter Stateless Routing
Global Positioning System Receiver
Global Positioning Satellite Receiver
General Purpose Switch Room
Global Product and Services Registry

--
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. - Pablo Picasso (Bob - Garmin c530, eTrex Vista HCx)

Or how about .....

GPSer? Someone who uses a gps... wink

--
It is terrible to speak well and be wrong. -Sophocles snɥɔnıɥdoɐ aka ʎɹɐƃ

Or How About

GPSing : The act of using a GPS by a GPSer or GPSers

GPSed : Past tense of GPSing - Having used a GPS by a GPSer or GPSers

--
"Those that stop and smell the roses, must realize that once in awhile you may get a whiff of fertilizer."..copyright:HDHannah1986 -Mercedes GPS - UCONNECT 430N Chrysler T&C - Nuvi 2598- Nuni2555 - Nuvi855 - Nuvi295W - Nuvi 750 - Ique 3600

Simple Questions

sharper4 wrote:

OK - I've been here forever. I know a few things about GPSs and thought I was informed... but this always throws me off. What's the difference in GPS and GPSr?

Thanks for asking a question I was too embarassed to ask! redface

r = receiver

... as aophiuchus stated.

GPS covers the entire system from ground control to the satellites to the end user's receiver. To use your example, it could probably be more correctly called an aGPSr.

You can probably add plenty of initials to narrow down to a specific part of the system, but almost everyone uses just "GPS".

A great overview of the system and how it works can be found on Wiki

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gps

--
Nuvi 2595LMT, Nuvi 1490T, Nuvi 260, GPSMAP 195

GPS is for the entire system

GPS is for the entire system whereas GPSR is for the particular part that "receives/track" satellites. A GPSr may also be called a GPS Antenna.

Thanks for asking the question.

I've lurked around here for over a year, always wondered about the same thing. I would of asked, but I did not want ot look like a neophyte and assumed I was the only one who did not know the distinction, LOL. Goes to show you if you do not ask, you do not learn.

--
Nuvi 680, Magellan 300

POIson Factory

POI Factory
Son of POI factory = POI-Son Factory

I think

they are the same.

--
Not doing anything worth a darn.

So basically someone just

So basically someone just created a new acronym one day and it stuck... smile

Thanks for the replies guys. r = reciever

Its just a geepus..

Its just a geepus.. grin

--
Nuvi 350 Born Oct 07 - Nuvi 660 Unit #2 (re)Born Sept 08 - Nuvi 360(Gift to 'the chick' yet maintained by myself) Born July 08

GPSr

It's like my gpsd where my fat fingers hit some extra spots on the keyboard.

--
nuvi 785 nuvi 350, nuvi 270, GTM 20, jag in dash, mercedes in dash.