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In the world of technology we have have many numerous advantages that mankind has taken. But did you know that there is an evolution in the way technology works. In today's topic we are going to discuss how GPS and GPRS works, what is the difference and what makes them better from each other. We will also discuss the inner workings of this technology that we take for granted.


What is GPS and GPRS?


The GPS and GPRS seems to be similar terms that can be used interchangeably but are absolutely different in the true sense. The major difference between GPS and GPRS is that GPS is a satellite based navigation system while GPRS is a cellular based technology that provides data services.


GPS facilitates a variety of different applications such as satellite operation, surveying and mapping, power grid, telecom, intelligent vehicles, precision agriculture and so on. On the other hand GPRS is able to render applications such as Email accessing, multimedia messaging, video calling and so on.






GPS stands for Global Positioning system.

GPRS stands for General Packet Radio Service.

The main purpose of GPS is that it provides positioning services

The purpose of GPRS is that it provides voice and data services over cellular networks

There are many different applications of GPS such navigation, surveying, mapping, GIS and so on.

The main applications of GPRS is email accessing, voice calling, video calling, data services such as internet browsing, multimedia messaging and so on.

GPS communicates with a collection of satellites that orbit the earth.

GPRS communicates with a terrestrial tower

The number of stations that are required are 3 or more

The number of stations required is 1

GPS can be used anywhere, on the land, in the sky or in the sea

GPRS is very limited in range and can only be used on the land

The overall cost of managing the GPS system is expensive

The overall cost of managing the GPRS network is cheap and economical.


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