General GPS Question

Matthias Camenzind m.camenzind at
Thu Oct 30 19:07:54 CET 2008

You get time and ID, out of this two things you'll get position. .
If you change first 'time' and thrid 'time' to second time it should be possible to get a position out of that.
> Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2008 19:03:16 +0100
> From: kamituel at
> To: community at
> Subject: Re: General GPS Question
> You can only get current time from one satellite. It is not possible
> to compute your current position.
> It would be possible, though, to find out what is the distance between
> GPS receiver and the satellite. This
> distance is the radius of one sphere. When you combine signals from
> three or fours satellites, you will get
> three/four spheres, and the intersection point is your current location.
> Kamil
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