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Home Publications National Nursery Proceedings 1999 Global Positioning (GPS) Current Status and Possible Nursery Uses

Global Positioning (GPS) Current Status and Possible Nursery Uses

The GPS (Global Positioning System) is a worldwide satellite-positioning system that was funded, installed, and continues to be operated by the U.S. Department of Defense. The navigation signals are provided free and can be used by anyone who has the equipment necessary to receive them. The Missoula Technology and Development Center (MTDC) became involved with GPS technology in August of 1983 when the Timber and Engineering Department, the program's main sponsors, recognized the potential of GPS for resource management activities. The USDA Forest Service's Washington Office assigned the project. Over the years, new sponsors have joined the program, which now includes the departments of Engineering, Timber Management, Fire and Aviation Management, Forest Health Protection, Recreation, Law Enforcement and Investigation, and Research, Lands, and Wildlife.

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Author(s): Richard J. Karsky

Publication: National Nursery Proceedings - 1999

Event: Northeastern and the Western Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations Meeting
1999 - Ames, IA