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NDGPS

(National Differential GPS) A ground-based augmentation system maintained by the U.S. Department of Transportation that provides GPS accuracy to within three feet. Initially developed for the Coast Guard, it was enhanced to cover the entire country, but is monitored from the Coast Guard's Navigation Center in Alexandria, VA. NDGPS is used by highway and road crews as well as by the police, but is available to anyone with an NDGPS receiver. See GPS augmentation system and GPS.
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Other NDGPS applications being planned today in Minnesota are well worth mentioning and may stimulate more ideas in other states tomorrow.
With NDGPS, it will be possible to avoid airplane collisions on the ground because a constantly updated map of all objects, including vehicles and safety equipment as well as airplanes, will be available.
The list of potential NDGPS applications is only beginning to be compiled, and already it seems boundless.
The best news is that the NDGPS modernization program is proceeding rapidly.
NDGPS and computer-aided dispatch systems will improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and coordination of emergency response teams, including firemen, paramedics, and police.
It is estimated that widespread use of an integrated vehicle safety system with an NDGPS receiver can save more than 1,000 lives annually on the roads.
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NDGPS can also be a valuable tool for mapping roads and infrastructure.
Many state transportation departments have recognized the value of NDGPS.