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How dependent is the world on GPS - and what would happen if it stopped working? Tim Harford explains why it's not just our ability to navigate that would be affected.

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GPS device and a map (Credit: Getty Images)

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Swedes miss Capri after GPS gaffe

Economic impact to the UK of a disruption to GNSS

Economic impact to the UK of a disruption to GNSS. Showcase Report. April 2017

Pinpoint: How GPS is Changing Our World, Greg Milner, Granta Publications, London 2016.

What Happens If GPS Fails?

Critical infrastructure not prepared for GPS disruption

Pinpoint: How GPS is Changing Our World, Greg Milner, Granta Publications, London 2016

Solar storms 2018: What is a solar storm and when will the next one hit Earth?

National Risk Estimate

Economic impact to the UK of a disruption to GNSS

What Would Happen If G.P.S. Failed?

 

 

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