|Using GPS for Timing
We generally think of GPS as a
navigation or positioning resource but the fact that every GPS receiver is synchronized to
universal time makes it the most widely available source of precise time.
This opens up a wide range of applications beyond positioning. GPS is being used to
synchronize computer networks, calibrate other navigation systems, synchronize motion
picture equipment and much more.
And it's a great resource at 11:59 on New Year's Eve!