We live in a Technology Rich World and there are many terms to identify and explain technology.

GPS is no different as there are numerous acronyms and terminology to describe this technology.

There is an easy way to view these GPS acronyms and terms via this PDF by Trimble:

GPS – The First Global Navigation Satellite System

The PDF is searchable and 151 pages of the history of GPS and more than enough terms and acronyms to keep your brain spinning.

Check out the Glossary starting on Page 126.  Click on the link above or the image of the book below.

  • Almanac, Carrier, Code, CEP, DOP, EPOCH, GNSS, L1, L2, RMS, RTK, SBAS, SNR and other GPS, Mapping and Survey terms.


The book can be saved as PDF.