The difference between a local positioning system and global positioning system is that instead of using satellites, LPS works by using short-range signaling beacons (called anchor nodes), each with a known exact location for positioning objects through triangulation techniques. Because the GPS satellites are approximately 20,000km from earth, and move at about 14,000km/hour, GPS can have a reduced positional accuracy when compared to LPS in some environments.
Articles in this section
- Why does Catapult place such a large focus on research and independent validation?
- What does Catapult do with client data?
- What is inside Catapult’s wearable technology?
- What is the difference between GPS and GNSS?
- How is PlayerLoad measured?
- How safe is Catapult data from a security standpoint?
- What do the inertial sensors inside the device measure?
- What is the difference between a Global Positioning System (GPS) and a Local Positioning System (LPS)?
- What is XOS Digital?
- What is PlayerTek?