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.
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... Or possibly the plural forms...
Never an easy answer
Greedy Perimeter Stateless Routing
Global Positioning System Receiver
Global Positioning Satellite Receiver
General Purpose Switch Room
Global Product and Services Registry
GPSer? Someone who uses a gps...
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
Thanks for asking a question I was too embarassed to ask!
... 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
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.
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.
Son of POI factory = POI-Son Factory
they are the same.
So basically someone just created a new acronym one day and it stuck...
Thanks for the replies guys. r = reciever
Its just a geepus..
It's like my gpsd where my fat fingers hit some extra spots on the keyboard.
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