RoadmapGPS.com
all about driving with GPS ™
GPS Models | POI Data | Glossary | FAQ | Articles | Related Sites
Home > FAQ > How does dead reckoning work? (Q0119)

Related Terms

How does dead reckoning work?

Dead reckoning is accomplished by monitoring your speed and direction and using this data to keep track of your position relative to a known starting location.

Different techniques can be used to measure speed and distance when GPS reception is lost:

Sophisticated systems may combine data from sensors with map data to more accurately plot your course along curves and turns in a road.

The effectiveness of dead reckoning depends on how accurately a navigation system is able to monitor your speed and direction.

See Also


Home
Terms | Privacy | Contact | Link to Us | Request a Link
Copyright 2005-2011 Rare Niche Web Sites.