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Galileo - Midterm Review
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On an unrelated note, Galileo has today entered a test phase near the german town of Berchtesgaden. I know what you're thinking - this is supposed to be a world wide satellite thinge etc. But they probably got impatient with all the launch delays and instead opted for a rather cheaper DGPS option. Eight ground stations on surrounding mountain tops play the role of the satellites, and the Berchtesgaden folks can now drive around their backroads with the help of Galileo receivers... Not actually sure if those speak NMEA, or what road software they use.

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